Nephi's Courage


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Nephi's Courage

35395, Children's Songbook, The Gospel, Nephi's Courage, 120-21

1. The Lord commanded Nephi to go and get the plates
From the wicked Laban inside the city gates.
Laman and Lemuel were both afraid to try.
Nephi was courageous. This was his reply:

2. The Lord commanded Nephi to go and build a boat.
Nephi's older brothers believed it would not float.
Laughing and mocking, they said he should not try.
Nephi was courageous. This was his reply:

3. The Lord gives us commandments and asks us to obey.
Sometimes I am tempted to choose another way.
When I'm discouraged, and think I cannot try,
I will be courageous, and I will reply:

"I will go; I will do the thing the Lord commands.
I know the Lord provides a way; he wants me to obey.
I will go; I will do the thing the Lord commands.
I know the Lord provides a way; he wants me to obey."

Words and music: Bill N. Hansen Jr., b. 1952, and Lisa T. Hansen, b. 1958
© 1986 by Wilford N. Hansen Jr., and Lisa Tensmeyer Hansen. All rights reserved. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.

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