He Sent His Son

 
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LyricsAbout the song…
How could the Father tell the world
Of love and tenderness?
He sent his Son, a newborn babe,
With peace and holiness.

How could the Father show the world
The pathway we should go?
He sent his Son to walk with men
On earth that we may know.

How could the Father tell the world
Of sacrifice, of death?
He sent his Son to die for us
And rise with living breath.

What does the Father ask of us?
What do the scriptures say?
Have faith, have hope, live like his Son,
Help others on their way.

What does he ask?
Live like his Son.

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott; Music: Michael F. Moody; Arrangement: Sally DeFord

This arrangement posted by permission from the Copyrights and Permissions office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

It was such a pleasure to receive the assignment to arrange this lovely song. Michael Moody is one of my favorite musicians, and what’s even better, a wonderful person. The two arrangements posted here are almost identical. The original was done for the March 2003 YW General Broadcast, then the obbligatos were added for the March 2009 YW Broadcast, and the piano part was modified slightly to accommodate them. The obbligatos in the recording are played on flute and oboe, but many combinations of instruments would work well.

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