Tell me how a prophet looks.

Could one read my mind?

Does he warn us what to do?

Is he wise and kind?

A prophet has a testimony

Of Jesus Christ, the Lord;

He looks and talks like other men.

A prophet speaks God’s word.

Once a prophet warned the people

A flood would cover all the earth,

But only seven believed his word

And saw the rainbow’s birth.

A prophet can do miracles

When it is our Father’s will:

One called down manna from the skies;

One made the sun stand still.

An ancient prophet, wise and kind,

Healed a widow’s son;

A modern prophet’s handkerchief

Brought health to ailing ones.

A prophet of our latter day

Was over six feet tall;

He liked to wrestle with his friends;

And could he throw a ball!

Each prophet has repeated,

As the prophet of our day,

“Keep the commandments of the Lord;

Follow the Savior’s way.”

Illustrated by Dale Kilbourn