Summer Series #1
"Pioneer" according to the Oxford dictionary means: "a person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area." When I think of pioneers, I think of the Founding Fathers of the United States, as well as the Mormon Pioneers. Both of these opened up new opportunities and went before, paving the way for others to follow.
The arrangement of this hymn is a reminder of the impact that each of us may have, as pioneers: each of us can have courage and the will to mark a path for others to follow: a brighter future, a stronger faith, a more loving heart.
This arrangement is the first in a Summer Series of arrangements focused on patriotism and our rich heritage of both the community and of God's kingdom.