“Would I Have Known,” Ensign, Aug. 1977, 7
If I had walked along the shores of Galilee
When you were there,
Would I have known
You were the prophesied Begotten Son?
The words you spoke—
Would they have touched my heart?
Would I have left my daily chores to follow you,
To listen to one more word
As you fed us the bread of life?
What feelings would have filled my heart?
Might I have doubted?
Peter, great apostle, you
Denied him thrice: had I been there
Would I have denied him thrice
Or three times more?
Now, today, I walk by faith.
I cannot see your face,
Or hear your voice as I might have then.
But the whisper of the Spirit tells:
You are the Son,
The Savior, the Redeemer,
The Father’s glory,
And, in the past pain of your forgiving heart,
My highway home.