The Price

 

The price to carry safely all that we could be,

The price to nurture daily our family tree.

The price to heal the aching in my heart,

The price to have access and lovingly impart.

The price to guard against Satan and stand with power,

The price to bring miracles in the needed hour.

 

Yes some men pay through sacrifice and love,

Yes they gain access to power from above.

Yes they change everything by being faithful and true.

Yes they heal and comfort by all that they do.

Yes there are men that are like their dear King,

Yes they bring smiles and cause us to sing!

 

Blessed dear sons who shine with light,

Blessed is your name in heavens sight!

Behold our joy and see the price,

We are blessed and sustained by sacrifice!

Beautiful and sacred are the gifts you brought,

Each one so precious is not forgot!

Forever we will sing our song for you,

The men of God, noble and true!

 

Written by Michelene Glasson

"Only a man who has paid the price for priesthood power will be able to bring miracles to those he loves and keep his marriage and family safe, now and throughout eternity. What is the price to develop such priesthood power? The Savior’s senior Apostle, Peter—that same Peter who with James and John conferred the Melchizedek Priesthood upon Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery—declared qualities we should seek to “be partakers of the divine nature.” He named faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, charity, and diligence. And don’t forget humility. So I ask, how would our family members, friends, and coworkers say you and I are doing in developing these and other spiritual gifts? The more those attributes are developed, the greater will be our priesthood power." Russell M. Nelson

"Men in the Church must be worthy Melchizedek Priesthood holders in order to receive the temple endowment and be sealed to their families for eternity. They have the authority to administer to the sick and give special blessings to family members and others. With the authorization of presiding priesthood leaders, they can bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost and ordain other worthy men to offices in the Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods. When a man receives the Melchizedek Priesthood, he enters into the oath and covenant of the priesthood. He covenants to be faithful, magnify his calling, “give diligent heed to the words of eternal life,” and “live by every word that proceedeth forth from the mouth of God.” Those who keep this covenant will be sanctified by the Spirit and receive “all that [the] Father hath.” True to the Faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints