This Is My Beloved Son


1. Jesus entered Jordan’s waters
when His work had just begun.
God the Father spoke from heaven:
“This is My Beloved Son.
Hear Him!”
2. Nephites gazing into heaven
Saw their white-robed Savior come.
and they heard the Father witness:
“This is My Beloved Son.
Hear Him!”
3. Joseph saw two glorious beings
Shining brighter than the sun.
God again presented Jesus:
“This is My Beloved Son.
Hear Him!”
4. As I read the scriptures daily—
words of Christ, the Holy One—
In my heart I’ll hear God tell me:
“This is My Beloved Son.
Hear Him!”

Words: Marvin K. Gardner, born 1952 Music: Vanja Y. Watkins, born 1938

Copyright © 1987 Vanja Y. Watkins and Marvin K. Gardner. Used by permission. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial Church or home use.

Matt. 3:16–17 (JST, Matt. 3:44–46)

3 Ne. 11:6–8

JS—H 1:17

D&C 18:34–36

Instructions: To make a booklet that will help you learn this song, mount this page on heavy paper; then cut out each panel on the dotted lines. Punch holes where indicated and fasten the cards together with yarn or string.

[illustrations] Illustrated by Phyllis Luch

[illustrations] Illustrated by Beth Whittaker