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An Angel Came to Joseph Smith

Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


With conviction

1. An angel came to Joseph Smith,

And from the ground he took

A sacred record hidden there,

A precious, holy book.

2. It tells of people long ago,

Led by the Lord’s own hand,

Who left their homes and crossed the sea

To reach a favored land.

3. The Nephites and the Lamanites,

And all who came to dwell,

Had peace when they obeyed the Lord,

The sacred records tell.

4. And now I’ll read the sacred book,

And then I’ll understand

That Heav’nly Father loves us all

In each and ev’ry land.

Words: Anna Johnson, 1892–1979. © 1969 IRI

Music: A. Laurence Lyon, b. 1934. © 1969 IRI

Joseph Smith—History 1:59

1 Nephi 18:22–23

4 Nephi 1:15–18

Moroni 10:3