On a Golden Springtime
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“On a Golden Springtime,” Friend, Mar. 1989, 43

On a Golden Springtime

1. On a golden springtime, underneath the ground,

A tiny seedling lay asleep until the sun shone down.

Awake, awake, O little seed! Push upward to the light!

The day is bright. With all your might, push upward to the light!

2. On a golden springtime, Jesus Christ awoke

And left the tomb where he had lain; the bands of death he broke.

Awake, awake, O sleeping world! Look upward to the light,

For now all men may live again. Look upward to the light!

3. On a golden springtime, in a forest glade,

The Father and the Son appeared as Joseph knelt and prayed.

Awake, awake, O nations all! Receive the gospel light!

The gospel true is here for you. Receive its glorious light!

Words: Virginia Maughan Kammeyer, b. 1925. © 1989 LDS
Music: Crawford Gates, b. 1921. © 1989 LDS

Alma 32:28, D&C 88:7, Matt. 28:5–6, JS—H 1:17

“On a Golden Springtime” will also be published in Children’s Songbook of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Music, On a Golden Springtime

Lettering by James Fedor