This film weaves scenes of Jesus Christ’s birth, life, death, and resurrection in
Jerusalem with a fictional account of the history recorded in the Book of Mormon
during the same time period. It culminates with the visit of the Savior to His sheep
in the New World.
Prophets throughout the Old Testament had given hints and clues of the coming Messiah.
Just five years before His birth, the Lord revealed to His Lamanite Book of Mormon
prophet Samuel events that would happen in the New World at the Messiah’s birth,
and later at His death.
This song was originally titled “Christmas in Zarahemla.” Illustrated.
While in the Old World angels rejoiced and told the good news of the birth of the
Savior, the Book of Mormon records that in the New World prophets had foretold a
whole night of light in heavenly commemoration of His birth.
“And it came to pass that the words which came unto Nephi were fulfilled, according
as they had been spoken; for behold, at the going down of the sun there was no darkness;
and the people began to be astonished because there was no darkness when the night