An Angel Came to Joseph Smith

“An Angel Came to Joseph Smith,” Liahona, Apr. 2007, F13

An Angel Came to Joseph Smith

With conviction

1. An angel came to Joseph Smith,

And from the ground he took

A sacred record hidden there,

A precious, holy book.

2. It tells of people long ago,

Led by the Lord’s own hand,

Who left their homes and crossed the sea

To reach a favored land.

3. The Nephites and the Lamanites,

And all who came to dwell,

Had peace when they obeyed the Lord,

The sacred records tell.

4. And now I’ll read the sacred book,

And then I’ll understand

That Heav’nly Father loves us all

In each and ev’ry land.

Words: Anna Johnson, 1892–1979. © 1969 IRI
Music: A. Laurence Lyon, 1934–2006. © 1989 IRI
This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.

Joseph Smith—History 1:59
1 Nephi 18:22–23
4 Nephi 1:15–18; Moroni 10:3

music, An Angel Came to Joseph Smith

Detail from Moroni Delivering the Golden Plates, by Gary Kapp, may not be copied; bottom: Lehi and His People Arrive in the Promised Land, by Arnold Friberg; Alma Baptizing in the Waters of Mormon, by Arnold Friberg; Moroni Burying the Plates, by Tom Lovell