Friday, September 08, 2006

Text of Warren Jeffs song for students

Deseret Morning News, Thursday, September 07, 2006

Text of Warren Jeffs song for students

Text of a song taught to first- and second-grade students in FLDS schools:


WE LOVE YOU, UNCLE WARREN

Uncle Warren is a tall man; he is nearly six-feet-four,

He sometimes has to duck a bit when coming through a door;

But never is he known to flee or duck responsibility.

Uncle Warren is a slender man; but he's so kind to all,

It's a wonder such a great big heart could fit a frame that small.

And every time I shake his hand, I feel my own little heart expand.

(Chorus)

Uncle Warren is a perfect Priesthood man;

To the Prophet he is loyal through and through.

And he's so full of love for our Father above,

You just can't help but love him, too.


Uncle Warren is a young man; he is only forty-five.

But you'd think he's lived a thousand years because he is so wise.

He keeps a prayer in all his thoughts and edifies each time he talks.

Uncle Warren is a peaceful man; he never will contend,

Or criticize or hold a grudge with either foe or friend.

And yet he's not afraid to fight to put down wrong and build up right.


(Chorus)


Uncle Warren is a busy man; he works from dawn to dark

To carry out the Prophet's will with all his mind and heart.

But he will take the time with joy to greet each little girl and boy.

Uncle Warren is a plain man; he doesn't care for show.

He shuns the fame and riches that most men covet so.

Yet in his humble dignity, he's greater than a king to me.


(Chorus)


Uncle Warren is a sober man; he's always in control.

He's careful not to laugh too loud even when a joke is told.

And yet he's cheerful all the while, encouraging others with his smile.

Uncle Warren is a mortal man; he, too, was sent through birth

To work out his salvation and prove himself on earth.

And yet with every step he takes, he's helping others make the grade.


Uncle Warren is a perfect Priesthood man;

To the Prophet he is loyal through and through.

And he's so full of love for our Father above,

You just can't help but love him, too.

You just can't help but love a Priesthood man.

4 comments:

Sherpa said...

Huh.

SJ said...

If you'd like to hear DJ Polygapimp and the Pimpettes version of this song you can at http://www.michaelcastner.com/warren.mp3

PS, I'm one of the girls in the background

mj said...

i finally got to listen to you the other day. very cool. what i'm wondering is, has your radio voice made your real voice different?

SJ said...

Ya, actually, and my singing voice. I get confused now and don't know if I should sing soprano or alto. Which story did you listen to?