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EFY Theme Song

EFY stands for Especially For Youth, and is an intensive religious retreat experience sponsored by the Church Educational System of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Several years ago, I heard the EFY theme song, which takes the LDS hymns "As Sisters in Zion" and "The Army of Helaman" and puts them together in a medley.

As I sat listening, I felt inspired to try to write complementary verses that reverse the roles of the songs. Here is my most current version of the lyrics. I continue to fiddle with the words, but feel close to being finished. At such a time, I hope to see them published in a church magazine.

These lyrics are my own creative work and I reserve the copyright for them for the time being.

We'll Bring the World His Truth (The Army of Helaman)
Children's Songbook #172 (original music and lyrics by Janice Kapp Perry)
(verse for women)
We have been raised as Esther of old
In loving families, prepared to go forth.
With fasting and pray…