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  • If Only

    If Only has reference to Joseph Smith's desire to have witnesses see the plates from which he translated The Book of Mormon, and his parents' concern when they see the burden that their son carries alone.  (See "History of Joseph Smith by His Mother, Lucy Mack Smith," pg. 152.)  This song includes parts for Joseph (tenor), his mother (soprano), and his father (bass).  The father's verse refers to his song, "Go and Do." A beautiful look at the Law of Witnesses, and what a blessing it is.

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  • Lyrics

    Music and lyrics by: Cathy Neff (ASCAP)

    JOSEPH:
    For many years I've walked alone,
    Forbidden by the Lord to show the world what I've been shown.
    But even if the world could see the things that I have seen,
    My fear is that they still would not believe.

    For many years I've carried this alone.
    Forbidden by the Lord to show the things that I've been shown,
    But if I could just have witnesses, if only two or three,
    Then they could stand and testify with me.

    If they could only see the things I've been given.
    If they could only see the things I have seen.
    If they could only see, then they could help me bear this burden,
    If they could only see what I see.

    MOTHER:
    For many years he's been alone,
    Forbidden by the Lord to show the things that he's been shown.
    And I see this dreadful burden and his yearning to be free,
    And I wish the world could see just what I see.

    JOSEPH AND MOTHER:
    If they could only see the things I've been given.
    If they could only see the things I have seen.
    If they could only see, then they could help me bear this burden,
    If they could only see what I see.

    FATHER:
    He went and did as was commanded.
    He went and did as he was told.
    And I know the things he's seen, they are the work of God.
    I only hope he won't be left alone.

    JOSEPH, MOTHER, FATHER
    If they could only see the things I've been given.
    If they could only see the things I have seen.
    If they could only see, then they could help me bear this burden,
    If they could only see what I see.

    MOTHER
    If only they could see it.

    FATHER
    If only they could see it.

    JOSEPH
    If only they could see...

    ALL
    ...what I see.

    ©2015 Honor White Stone® Press

  • Image credits

    Eight Witnesses View the Book of Mormon Plates © by Dale Kilbourn

Collections: Vocal Sheet Music

Category: LDS, song, trio, vocal

Type: Sheet music

 


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