The Daughters of Utah Pioneers
(Pioneer Songs p.158).
Composer: Traditional tune: “Trump, Trump, Trump”, also used for Hymn – “In Our Lovely Deseret.”
Arranger: Michael Smurthwaite
Lyricist: Janette Murdoch McMullan
Description: Honoring the toil, character, and faith of the early Pioneers.
1.Let us turn our mem’rys back, far along those dreary tracks,
To a band of pilgrims filled with hope and pray’rs.
They had left their homes their all, to obey the Father’s call,
they were later called the Utah Pioneers.
- Finding here the promised land, ‘mid those mountain vales so grand,
They were honest, serving God who brought them thru’.
Nice log houses did they build, with large fam’lies they were filled,
Oh they surely builded better than they knew.
Chorus:Then all honor to their name, Who have given us this fame,
As we meet from day to day, Let us lift our hearts and say,
We are daughters of those grand old Pioneers.
- E’re united in their ways, they their flocks and herds did raise;
They did card, and spin, and weave, and make their clothes.
With their faithful, ho-nest toil, they did cultivate the soil.
And they made the desert blossom as the rose. Chorus
- As their children when we meet, in these vales so grand and sweet,
We will prize their lives of service more than gold.
And we’ll love them more and more, as we read their hist’ry o’re
Tho’ the half of this great story’s ne’er been told. Chorus