The Prophet Joseph


1. On a clear spring morning Joseph sought the Lord in prayer.
Within the quiet grove he knelt to ask for wisdom there.
Sudden darkness overcame him and he could not speak,
But his courageous heart still prayed this evil power to break.
Then in glorious vision Heav’nly Father and His Son
calmed Joseph’s fears and taught him, and his mission had begun.
2. Joseph Smith the Prophet precious knowledge did restore,
brought forth the Book of Mormon, organized Christ’s Church once more.
Satan tried to stop the work through acts of sinful men,
But Joseph trusted in the Lord, stood faithful to the end.
Although his life was taken young, the work he left grows great—
His testimony ever bright, his mission now complete.

Copyright © 2007 by Sandra Peck Nelson. All rights reserved. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial home or church use. This notice must be included on each copy made.

[photos] Because of the Restoration © IRI photograph by Randall Pixton; The Sacred Grove photograph by Timothy L. Taggart