A Quote by unknown on abuse, animals, direction, eternity, force, freedom, god, good, goodness, grace, hell, improvement, justice, kindness, life, love, men, mind, persuasion, reason, soul, truth, and wisdom

Know this, that ev'ry soul is free To choose his life and what he'll be; For this eternal truth is giv'n That God will force no man to heav'n. He'll call, persuade, direct aright, And bless with wisdom, love and light, In nameless ways be good and kind, But never force the human mind. Freedom and reason make us men; Take these away, what are we then? Mere animals, and just as well The beasts may think of heav'n or hell. May we no more our pow'rs abuse, But ways of truth and goodness choose; Our God is pleased when we improve His grace and seek his perfect love.


Source: current LDS hymnbook with music by Roger L. Miller, b. 1937

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