This Is My Beloved Son

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

With expression

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, b. 1952

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins, b. 1938

© 1987 Vanja Y. Watkins and Marvin K. Gardner. Used by permission. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.

Matthew 3:16–17

3 Nephi 11:6–8

Joseph Smith—History 1:17

Doctrine and Covenants 18:34–36