WHO CAN FIND A VIRTUOUS WOMAN – Choral
(Copyright Wanda West Palmer Publishing 1978-2014)
I will never forget the day that one of the Gunnell sisters came to our home. I remember it so clearly because all that day I could feel a very special spirit around me. I knew that angels were very nearby, but at that time I did not fully realize why. It was almost like I was just waiting for something special to happen.
When Kathy came to the door and I invited her in, the spirit grew stronger. Kathy explained that she was in charge of a program for young women and she wanted to use Proverbs 31: 10-31 as the theme, but could not find a song to go with it. She said she felt inspired to come and ask if I would write a song. When Kathy quoted the words from the scripture “Who can find a virtuous woman” the spirit was so strong my heart just about leaped out of me. I excitedly said, “Yes, I will!”
I opened my scriptures to Proverbs, placed them on the piano as a sheet of music and then knelt down beside the bench. I asked Heavenly Father to please help me hear the music and the melody to these words that would inspire and bless the lives of the young women it was being written for. When I got up and placed my hands on the piano, I immediately started crying. For as I started singing, it seemed that I was singing and playing a song that I was already familiar with. The melody just seemed to flow out of me. I sang the song from the beginning to the end, and some of the accompaniment I readily played.
After my tears stopped flowing, I realized that “Who Can Find a Virtuous Woman” had already been written in the heavens before I asked for it. I only sung what I heard…… A special song that the spirit had been preparing me all that day to receive.
Who can find a Virtuous Woman? Who can find a virtuous wife? The heart of her husband doth trust in her. She’ll do him good all the days of her life. Who can find a Virtuous Woman? For her price is far above rubies.