As Though I Had Been There

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“As Though I Had Been There,” Friend, May 1998, 12

As Though I Had Been There

1. Once Jesus sat upon a hill and taught a multitude

Of faith and love and peace and joy—He taught them to do good.

2. Once Nephi, Alma, Samuel, John were prophets God had sent.

They taught His children faith and hope; They taught them to repent.


The scriptures bring these words to me as though I had been there,

And when I read them, I can feel my Savior’s tender care.

Copyright © 1998 by Annette Dickman. All rights reserved. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial home or church use. This notice must appear on each copy made.

Music, As Though I Had Been There

Painting by Griffeth Foxley, © Providence Lithograph Co. 1962