This Is My Beloved Son

By Marvin K. Gardner and Vanja Y. Watkins

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    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

    Music, This Is My Beloved Son

    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.

    Illustrated by Phyllis Luch

    Illustrated by Beth Whittaker