The Fourth Article of Faith


The Fourth Article of Faith

With vigor and spirit

We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel

are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ;

second, Repentance;

third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins;

fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Words: Joseph Smith, 1805–1844

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins, b. 1938. © 1978 IRI

(Faith) Galatians 3:26; Hebrews 12:2

(Repentance) Proverbs 28:13

(Baptism) John 3:5; Doctrine and Covenants 20:72–74

(Holy Ghost) Doctrine and Covenants 35:6