|I Feel It Now is one of
seven pieces that I wrote for a musical youth fireside for our
Stake. This piece describes the feelings that Alma the younger must
have had when he was going through the repentance process. The
soloist sings about knowing all of his weaknesses and faults and
asks for help. The youth choir sings the same phrase over and
over, "He knows your sorrow; He's here to lift you up. He will
forgive you, just take His hand." The climax of the piece is
when Alma has gone through the repentance process and now feels the
Spirit. I will never forget how powerful the Spirit was when a
young man in our Stake tenderly and quietly sang, "I feel wonderful,
beautiful, pure and clean, joy and love. Now I feel His love
again... Father I feel it now." We all go through this same
process of struggle and joy when we have need of repentance.
It's a piece that we all can relate to.