Seek This Jesus

This song was written for the 2015 Kennewick Washington Stake Relief Society Christmas Choir Program and began as I pondered the theme, "Seek This Jesus" from Ether 12:41. If we were going to do a theme song, we needed it soon. Rehearsals were about a month out. The main musical idea came as I was driving to pick up my son from Scouts. Thinking it was a chorus to a song, I recorded it on my phone (about 35 seconds) and felt impressed to send it to Anna that night. I asked her to see if anything came more than that. By the next day, she had sent me three verses and a bridge of lyrics! What I thought was the chorus had become the verse. By that night, we had a full draft of the song. It came so quicklyShe said, "You must have really needed this song." 

Thanks to the 2015 Kennewick Washington Stake Relief Society Christmas Choir for the SA recording.
Thanks to The Smith Ensemble for the two-part recording.

Voicing: SA, Two-Part (men and women)
Accompaniment: Piano
Topics: Christmas            

Lyrics and Music: Anna M. Molgard and Rachel P. Mohlman

SA     Performance recording (SA)


See this Jesus who has come for you
Wrapped in softness, sleeping now.
See the baby in the manger there.
See his tender, gentle brow
As he rests in peaceful slumber through the night,
See this Jesus here tonight.

See the starlight through the stable door,
Feel the moonbeams cast a glow
On the footprints of the earthen floor
As the cattle softly low.
As he rests beneath the soft and starry light,
Be with Jesus here tonight.

Feel his presence reach beyond
The humble setting as it dawns.
Seek this Jesus here tonight.
Seek this Jesus in the light.

Seek this Jesus who has come for you.
He is waiting even now,
Reaching gently for your trembling hand,
Lightly softening your brow.
Pouring peace into the shadows of your night.
Seek this Jesus.  Seek His light.
See this Jesus here tonight.

©2015 Faithsong Publications, LLC 

"And now, I would commend you to seek this Jesus of whom the prophets and apostles have written, that the grace of God the Father, and also the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, which beareth record of them, may be and abide in you forever. Amen." Ether 12:41