by Michael D. Young
Show me thy ways, Lord, and teach me thy path. Keep me from error, and spare me from wrath. Lead me in truthfulness, guide me thy way, For I look up to thee all through the day. Show me thy mercies, and kindness this hour, Blot out the sins that encumbered my youth. Help me to grow with the aid of thy pow’r, So feed and sustain me with waters of truth. Show me thy heart, Lord, and let me receive, Help me to soften my heart as Thine own. Kindle my faith so that I may believe, And stay with me always, and leave not alone.
Michael D. Young is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Western Governors University with degrees in German Teaching, Music, Educational Leadership and Instructional Design. Though he grew up traveling the world with his military father, he now lives in Utah with his wife, Jen, and their three children, where he creates online curriculum for BYU. He enjoys acting in community theater, playing and writing music and spending time with his family. He played for several years with the handbell choir Bells on Temple Square and is now a member of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.
He is the author of the novels in The Canticle Kingdom Series, The Last Archangel Series, the Chess Quest Series and the Penultimate Dawn Cycle (The Hunger), as well as several non-fictions works, including An Advent Carols Countdown, The Song of the Righteous, As Saints We Sing, and The Song of the Saints. He has also had work featured in various online and print magazines such as Bards and Sages Quarterly, Mindflights, Meridian, Nugent Magazine, The New Era, Keeping Tab, Allegory, Liahona, and Ensign. He has also won honorable mention three times in the Writers of the Future contest.