Book of Mormon Feast
In the Book of Mormon, King Benjamin urges his sons to search the scriptures diligently because they are true, because they can profit thereby, and because they will be prospered as they keep the commandments.
words by Jaclyn Thomas Milne; music by Carol Baker Black
In the Book of Mormon, King Benjamin teaches that when we serve others, we are truly serving God.
text by John Henry Newman; music by John B. Dylesv
In the Book of Mormon, King Benjamin teaches that those who follow God’s way are
blessed and happy, and they will dwell with God in a state of never-
Missionaries, Washington D.C. North Mission
text by Helen Silcott Dungan; music by James M. Dungan
In the Book of Mormon, King Benjamin teaches his people how worthy of thanks and praise is God; he urges them to render all the thanks and praise which their whole soul has power to possess to Him.
First Baptist Church adult choir, Asheville, North Carolina
text by Henry Alford; music by George J. Elvey
In the Book of Mormon, King Benjamin teaches that God will bless and prosper those who keep His commandments.
text and music by Barbara A. McConochie
In the Book of Mormon, King Benjamin, as the prophet-
God has called and ordained leaders for His church in these latter days, the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-
text by William Fowler; music by Caroline Sheridan Norton
In the Book of Mormon, King Benjamin explained God’s plan of happiness.
words and music by Vanja Y. Watkins
King Benjamin teaches, “I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and
happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed
in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the
end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state
Travis Chambers Steven Roushar Nathan Topp
the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah.
Mosiah 3 – 5
The Book of Mormon tells the story of righteous King Benjamin, who established peace among his people and taught them the pure gospel of Jesus Christ, and the great impact his life and teachings had on his people as they made personal commitments to Jesus Christ.
“King Benjamin,” by Marilyn Arnold and Maurine Ozment, in their book Sacred Hymns of the Book of Mormon, recaps the life of this remarkable man in memorable verse and music.
“Put off the natural man,” he taught. “Become a child once more -
Submissive, meek, and full of love. Give freely to the poor.”
In the Book of Mormon, over 120 years before the Lord Jesus was born in Bethlehem, King Benjamin prophesied that He would come: that He would live and serve and love, and that He would suffer, “so great shall be his anguish for the wickedness and the abominations of his people.”
text and music by Charles H. Gabrielv
In the Book of Mormon, about 124 B.C., King Benjamin taught that the Lord would come down from heaven among the children of men, and dwell in a tabernacle of clay.
The King’s College Choir, Cambridge, England, 2015
text by Cecil Frances Alexander; music by Henry J. Gauntlett
In the Book of Mormon, long before the birth of Christ, King Benjamin prophesied of Jesus Christ’s suffering, atonement, death, and resurrection.
Calabar Stake Choir in Nigeria
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
text by Isaac Watts; music by George Careless
King Benjamin taught, “there shall be no other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, only in and through the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent.”
Arab Christian Kids
In the Book of Mormon, after King Benjamin taught his people about their Redeemer, the Spirit of the Lord came upon them and they were filled with joy, because of their willingness to believe in the Savior who would come, and their willingness to repent and come unto Him.
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
text by William W. Phelps; music by anon
In the Book of Mormon King Benjamin taught his people to continue to humble themselves before God. He taught of God’s greatness in the creation of all things, and especially in the creation of the plan of redemption which will bring us back to Him.
text by Stuart K. Hine; Swedish folk melodyv
In the Book of Mormon King Benjamin enumerated a list of beliefs that his hearers should cling to and live by, beginning with “Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things,” and concluding, “And now, if ye believe all these things, see that ye do them.”
In 1842 Joseph Smith, in answer to a request, sent a brief overview of the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-
Jason Beaird with LDS Scripture Rock
King Benjamin taught his people, “As ye have come to the knowledge of the glory of
God, or if ye have known of his goodness and have tasted of his love, and have received
a remission of your sins, which causeth such exceedingly great joy in your souls,
even so I would that ye should remember, and always retain in remembrance, the greatness
of God, and your own nothingness, and his goodness and long-
Choir Masters’ Association, Chennai, India
In the Book of Mormon, the people, as a result of King Benjamin’s teachings, have come to the knowledge of the glory of God, known of His goodness, tasted of His love, and received a remission of their sins, which caused exceedingly great joy in their souls.
text by Mabel Jones Gabbott; music by Robert P. Manookin
In the Book of Mormon, King Benjamin taught his people how to properly and lovingly care for their children. He encouraged them to teach their children not to fight and quarrel, but to love one another and serve one another.
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text by Carolyn Hamilton Kiopfer; music by W. Herbert Klipfer
In the Book of Mormon, King Benjamin taught his people to care for their children’s physical and spiritual needs.
Danny Fong and Meg Cantini
text and music by John Hugh McNaughton
In the Book of Mormon, King Benjamin tells his people to teach their children to walk in the ways of truth and soberness.
text by Robert B. Baird, 1855-
As King Benjamin taught parents in Book of Mormon times how to care for and teach their children, we can remember that we are all children of God.
text by Naomi W. Randall; music by Mildred T. Petit
King Benjamin in the Book of Mormon taught his people because he loved them and he loved the Lord.
movie The Home Teachers
text and music by Michael Finlinson Moody
Much of King Benjamin’s Book of Mormon message was about love – love in families, love as service to God, and God’s abounding love.
Jenny Oaks Baker
words and music by Janice Kapp Perry
In the Book of Mormon, King Benjamin taught his people to retain a remission of their sins by serving and giving to those who stand in need, both temporally and spiritually.
Words and music by Sally DeFord
After Book of Mormon prophet King Benjamin has finished teaching his people, they affirm that the Spirit of the Lord Omnipotent has wrought a mighty change in their hearts, that they have no more disposition to do evil, but to do good continually.
Brenda Andrus Petrus
text by Frank I. Kooyman; music by Alexander Schreiner
In the Book of Mormon, because of King Benjamin’s teaching, his people are ready to enter into a covenant with God to do His will and be obedient to His commandments in all things all the remainder of their days.
text by John A. Widstoe; music by Alexander Schreiner
In the Book of Mormon, King Benjamin concluded his teachings to his people admonishing them to be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in good works, that the Lord God Omnipotent, who is God above all, would bring them to heaven and give them everlasting salvation and eternal life through His wisdom and justice and power and mercy.
text by Wallace F. Bennett; music by Tracy Y. Cannon
Mosiah 11 – 18
The Book of Mormon prophet Abinadi was assigned to preach to a wicked people who rejected his message and finally killed him. But his words bless our lives today with understanding of God’s plan.
Marilyn Arnold and Maurine Ozment have combined their literary and musical talents to compose the song “Abinadi, Abinadi,” which honors his life and sacrifice.
“Could I stand up to wicked men and testify of Christ?
Could I refuse to call words back, regardless of the price?”
In the Book of Mormon, although the people he taught nominally lived by the Law of Moses, Abinadi told them they did not have the law written in their hearts, nor understand what it meant. He rehearsed to them the Ten Commandments, including the commandment to honor the Sabbath day and keep it holy.
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
text by Paul L. Anderson; music by Lynn R. Carson
In the Book of Mormon Abinadi teaches the people that Christ will be led, crucified and slain, and He will thus break the bands of death because He gained the victory over death. He will be filled with compassion towards all people, and have power to make intercession for them. He will take upon himself their sins, because he has redeemed them, and stands between them and justice.
Brigham Welch on the viola and Michael Hardley on the piano
text by John Nicholson; music by Alexander Schreiner
In the Book of Mormon, Abinadi explained to the people that those who publish peace, as Isaiah said, are those who share the Good News of salvation through the Lord Jesus, and make Him their king.
text by Isaac Watts; music by Joseph J. Daynes
In the Book of Mormon Abinadi testifies to the people that Christ shall rise from the dead. He will have the victory over the grave, and makes it possible for all to be resurrected.
St. Andrew’s Choir
text by Cecil Frances Alexander; music by Joachim Neander
In the Book of Mormon, Abinadi rejoices that Jesus Christ is the light and the life of the world. He is a light that is endless that can never be darkened. He is a life which is endless, that there can be no more death.
Young Women Choir
text by James Nicholson; music by John R. Sweney
April 2015 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
Abinadi taught that if our works are good, we will come forth in “the resurrection of endless life and happiness.”
Jee Utha (Hindi)
Book of Mormon prophet Abinadi was put to death for teaching the gospel of Christ, and refusing to deny God. He sealed the truth of his words with his death.
BYU Vocal Point and BYU Men’s Chorus
text by Sarah F. Adams; music by Lowell Mason
In the Book of Mormon, Alma, a young priest, has heard Abinadi’s message, believed,
and repented. He subsequently taught a number of his fellow-
The body of water was known as “The Waters of Mormon.” This is the first mention in the Book of Mormon of this proper name. It may have been the origin of the name for the prophet Mormon, who the Book of Mormon is named after, because he was the editor/compiler/abridger of the record.
Marilyn Arnold and Maurine B. Ozment have composed a musical tribute to these joyful baptisms in “The Waters of Mormon” in their book Sacred Hymns of the Book of Mormon, 8.
“What power they knew, what sweet delight
On rising from that fountain pure,
When Alma lifted them, washed clean
From Mormon’s waters, meek and sure.”
In the Book of Mormon, Alma taught the people to honor the Sabbath day and keep it holy, and that they should gather themselves together to worship the Lord on that day. This gathering together was particularly difficult for them, because it was forbidden by the government.
Ramesh Babu, from Bangalore, India
text by Vernald W. Johns; music by Laurence M. Yorgason
In the Book of Mormon Alma taught the people to honor the Sabbath day by gathering together to teach and learn of the Lord’s commandments, even though they risked discovery by the government agents in doing so.
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
text by William Willes; music by James R. Murray
General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
In the Book of Mormon Alma teaches the people to remove themselves from the world and gather together on the Sabbath day to worship and to learn.
Bujor Florin Lucian
text by George Manwaring; music by Ebenezer Beesley
In the Book of Mormon, Alma teaches the new converts to Christ that they should impart of their substance, every one according to that which he had, of their own free will and good desires towards God, to help every needy, naked soul. They followed his counsel, imparting to one another both temporally and spiritually according to their needs and their wants.
text by Grace Noll Crowell; music by Phillip Landgrave
In the Book of Mormon, the prophet-
Baptism in the Jordan River
The Book of Mormon records that great were the rejoicings of the people of Alma.
The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
In the Book of Mormon Alma’s people had (almost!) been delivered from the hand of their enemies, and they stopped to praise the Lord. The record specifically states that everyone joined in this thanksgiving; all their children that could speak lifted their voices in the praises of their God.
text by Charles L. Walker; music by John Menzies Macfarlane
In the Book of Mormon, the faithful leader Alma had a son, also named Alma (the Younger) who rebelled against God. Because of a vision like that Paul received in the New Testament, he was convinced of the error of his ways, and chose to turn to the Lord.
Marilyn Arnold and Maurine Ozment have created a song which tells of Alma’s experience and feelings, as well as the feelings of all lost souls who come unto Christ, in “I Am Born Now of God,” from their book Sacred Hymns of the Book of Mormon, 9. They are particularly skilled in retaining much of the original Book of Mormon wording while arranging it in musical verse.
“I am born now of God, of the Spirit I’m born
I am snatched from the darkest abyss.
The angel’s rebuke wracked my soul with my sins
‘Til the Lord changed my torment to bliss.”
Alma prayed for a miracle for his, “that the eyes of the people might be opened to see and know of the goodness and glory of God.
In the Book of Mormon, Alma the Younger contrasts his life and attitude before and after his conversion to Christ. Before, his soul was in the gall of bitterness and the bonds of iniquity, in the darkest abyss, racked with eternal torment and pained. Now, he is redeemed from all that, he is snatched, he is pained no more, and he beholds the marvelous light of God.
BYU Vocal Point
text by John Henry Newman; music by John B. Dykes
In the Book of Mormon, thanks to the prayers of his father Alma, Alma the Younger has had a spiritual experience that has brought him back to a firm faith in the God of his father.
Bill And Gloria Gaither’s Group
solos by Bonnie Keen, Donnie Sumner and Gene McDonald
Text by Marijohn Wilkin; music by Charles Haugabrooks