As Joseph Did

“As Joseph Did,” Friend, May 2007, 7

As Joseph Did

Joseph knelt while in his youth

And prayed to the Lord to know the truth.

I will sincerely pray as Joseph did.

He prayerfully translated plates of gold.

He did the work that he was told.

I will serve the Lord as Joseph did.

Joseph received the priesthood dear.

He taught the gospel without fear.

I will defend the Church as Joseph did.

Joseph was martyred in Carthage Jail,

But in his mission he did not fail.

I will obey God’s will as Joseph did.

And in these latter days of choices,

I will listen to the prophets’ voices.

I will return with honor as Joseph did.

Joseph Smith Translating the Book of Mormon by Del Parson © 1996 IRI; Joseph Smith’s First Vision © 1988 Greg Olsen