1. On a golden springtime, underneath the ground,
A tiny seedling lay asleep until the sun shone down.
Awake, awake, O little seed! Push upward to the light!
The day is bright. With all your might, push upward to the light!
2. On a golden springtime, Jesus Christ awoke
And left the tomb where he had lain; the bands of death he broke.
Awake, awake, O sleeping world! Look upward to the light,
For now all men may live again. Look upward to the light!
3. On a golden springtime, in a forest glade,
The Father and the Son appeared as Joseph knelt and prayed.
Awake, awake, O nations all! Receive the gospel light!
The gospel true is here for you. Receive its glorious light!
Words: Virginia Maughan Kammeyer, b. 1925. © 1989 LDS
Music: Crawford Gates, b. 1921. © 1989 LDS
This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.
Alma 32:28; D&C 88:7; Matt. 28:5–6; JS—H 1:17