A Young Man Prepared



  1. Though a boy I may appear,

    Yet a man I soon will be.

    If I prepare and live clean in ev’ry thought, word, and deed,

    I will be worthy to hold the sacred priesthood of God.

    So I now prepare myself;

    I will serve my fellowmen.

    Being armed with the truth, with the scriptures my guide,

    I’ll go forward, a young man prepared,

    I’ll go forward, a young man prepared.

Words and music: Daniel Lyman Carter, b. 1955. © 1981 IRI