Joseph knelt while in his youth
And prayed to the Lord to know the truth.
I will sincerely pray as Joseph did.
He prayerfully translated plates of gold.
He did the work that he was told.
I will serve the Lord as Joseph did.
Joseph received the priesthood dear.
He taught the gospel without fear.
I will defend the Church as Joseph did.
Joseph was martyred in Carthage Jail,
But in his mission he did not fail.
I will obey God’s will as Joseph did.
And in these latter days of choices,
I will listen to the prophets’ voices.
I will return with honor as Joseph did.

[illustrations] Joseph Smith Translating the Book of Mormon by Del Parson © 1996 IRI; Joseph Smith’s First Vision © 1988 Greg Olsen