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Originally from Idaho Falls, Idaho; currently live in Southern California. Studied composition with Dave Sargent and Murray Boren at BYU; jazz arranging and electronic music at Cal State Los Angeles.
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Lyrics: And it is impossible for the tongue to describe,
or for man to write
a perfect description of the horrible scene
of the blood and carnage which was among the people,
both of the Nephites
and of the Lamanites.
And every heart was hardened
so that they delighted in the shedding of blood continually.
And there never had been so great wickedness among all the children of Lehi,...
Nor even among all the house of Israel as was among this people.
O the depravity of my people!
They were without order and without mercy.
Behold, I am a man, and I have but the strength of a man...
and I could not any longer enforce my commands.
And they had become strong in their perversion;
and they were alike brutal...sparing none,
neither old nor young;
and they delighted in everything save that which is good;
and the suffering of our women and our children...
upon all the face of this land
did exceed everything;
yea, tongue cannot tell,
neither can it be written.
And from this time forth did the Nephites gain no power over the Lamanites...
but began to be swept off by them even as a dew before the sun.
And it came to pass that we did again take to flight,
and those whose flight did not exceed the Lamanites'
were swept down and destroyed;
and those whose flight was swifter than the Lamanites' did escape...
And now behold,
I, Mormon do not desire to harrow up the souls of men
in casting before them such an awful scene
of blood and carnage as was laid before mine eyes,...
but I,
knowing that those things must surely be made known,
and that all things which are hid
must be revealed upon the housetops--
therefore I write a small abridgment,
daring not to give a full account of the things which I have seen,
because of the commandment which I have received,
and also that ye might not have too great sorrow
because of the wickedness of this people.
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