Thank You, Brother Joseph


Thank you, Brother Joseph,
For reading in James,
For translating plates,
For suffering pain.
Thank you, Brother Joseph,
For teaching the way,
For preaching the gospel,
For laughter and play.
Thank you, Brother Joseph,
For helping each hour,
For receiving restored
Priesthood power—
Power to hope
And help and heal.
Power to pray
And baptize and seal.
Power to preach
And translate and learn.
Power to teach
Of kingdoms to earn.
Thank you, Brother Joseph.

[illustration] Joseph Smith’s First Vision by Walter Rane