The Prophet Joseph (Nelson)
On a clear spring morning, Joseph sought the Lord in prayer
In a quiet grove he knelt to ask for wisdom there
Sudden darkness overcame him, and he could not speak
But his courageous heart still prayer this evil power to break
Then in glorious vision Heav’nly Father and His Son calmed
Joseph’s fear and taught him, and his mission had begun.
Joseph Smith the prophet precious knowledge did restore,
Brought forth the Book of Mormon, organized Christ’s church once more
Satan tried to stop the work with mobs of sinful men,
But Joseph trusted in the Lord, stood faithful to the end.
While young his life was taken but the work he left grown great
His testimony ever bright, his mission now complete.
Text: Sandra Peck Nelson
Music: Sandra Peck Nelson
Album: Submitted Music (1992-1997)
Composition Date: 1997
More Info: CMS 1997