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Voicing/Instrumentation: Vocal Solo
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Atonement/Mercy/Grace/Redemption, EFY style/Contemporary, Family, Fatherhood/Father's Day, Heavenly Father, Joseph Smith, Obedience/Commandments, Plan of Salvation/Premortal Life, Priesthood, Restoration, Resurrection, Trials
Comments for this piece:
From Donna Cocanour: First, THANK YOU. My husband and I also have testimonies of the gospel of Jesus Christ. What you have written is beautiful. You have allowed others to look into the private places of your heart.
From Richard: This is a great song.
From Rachelle Swaim: Scott, this is Rebekah's sister. I want you to know what a special gift you have given everyone! Your and excetional man! Thank you for sharing this time in all of your lives!
Lyrics: A Father and His Son
words and music by Scott Mains
A boy on a beautiful, clear day,
made his first attempt to pray.
The wisdom that he lacked
Was given when he asked
A light, glorious and splendid
brighter than the sun—
a vision of a Father and His Son.
A man dreamed about his family
on a path beside a tree
His son desired to behold,
the things his father told
they saw the word and love of God
which sheds itself abroad
and knits our hearts as one—
a vision of a father and his son.
Our Father has a plan
for the happiness of man,
a vision for his fathers and his sons.
The very Eternal Father of Heaven and of Earth
became the one begotten son when he chose a mortal birth.
He made us sons,
and he gave us sons,
so great things are required at our hands.
He prepares the way to do as he commands.
A father of a son
so innocent and young –
his life had just begun
The family gathered round
and laid him in the ground
and said, "Thy will be done."
God who grants us daily breath
holds the keys of life and death,
so we shall overcome.
And I see the kind of father Heaven wants me to become
from the vision of a father and his son,
the vision of a father and his son.
More about Scott Mains:
Scott Mains is an LDS composer, arranger, and pianist. Scott lives near Hartford, Connecticut with his wife Jessica and his son Penn.
My wife and I, after nine years of marriage, still could not have children for medical reasons. Through prayer and priesthood blessings, I came to reallize that Heavenly Father had shown me that I would be a father one day, and that through the gospel of Jesus Christ, I know the kind of father I want to be. Joseph Smith learned that God is our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ is his Son. Father Lehi and his son Nephi both learned of the love of God in the vision of the Tree of Life. And each of us through trials and experiences of family life, can come to know and feel God's love for his children. A Father and His Son is about that gospel vision.
This song is dedicated to the memory of my nephew, Lochlan (February 19, 2011 - December 27, 2012), and in celebration of my son, Penn, born January 30th, 2016.
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