Shawna Edwards felt a need to share the message of the Book of Mormon through song, so she decided to write four new songs about the Book of Mormon.
“There just aren’t that many songs about the Book of Mormon for children and youth. Especially about the doctrine — which is so so beautiful and perfect! I just wanted to share some of what I know and love from the book,” Shawna said.
So she sat down and started to write.
Then the opposition came.
“If I told you the entire story behind this video, you would be amazed,” she said. “Without going into details, I had so much opposition in my life this fall – so many tough things for me and my family – any one of which would have been overwhelming.”
(You can watch the Come Unto Christ video posted on YouTube below)
“The VERY DAY I began writing these songs about the Book of Mormon my husband had a collapsed lung and spent a week in the hospital. Then our youngest son and his wife had their first baby too early, and he only weighed 3 pounds, and was in the NICU for 8 weeks!”
Shawna felt the increased opposition but was relentless in her desire to share the pure doctrine found in the Book of Mormon. She released four songs that teach the doctrine of the Book of Mormon and plans to write more. Links to the four songs can be found below:
“There are other things a little too personal to share, but the bottom line is it was nothing short of a miracle that these songs are ready to go out. The opposition was so strong, but as always, the Lord is infinitely stronger, and He will help us when we are on His errand,” she recalled.
“It was a joy and honor to work with Lyza Bull (who is just stunning in the video) and Benson Baril (whose family drove down from Canada – TWICE – to participate in the recording and filming), and the Heritage Youth Chorus at the American Heritage School (under the direction of Rob Swenson). A group of them came to the recording studio and they sang so beautifully – then they showed up in droves the Saturday before Christmas up in Salt Lake.
And it was like I’d hired a group from Hollywood! They were wonderful! Then, I have to somehow thank Daniel Blomberg for his beautiful track, and James Stevens for recording, mixing and mastering.”
To purchase the sheet music for Come Unto Christ, you can click on the button below.
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Our new video with @shawnaedwardsmusic and @bensonbaril was an experience of a lifetime! So much fun and one on the most overwhelming spiritual experiences I’ve ever had. While recording and filming the video, my faith and testimony in our Savior Jesus Christ grew tremendously. The lyrics are so beautiful! I’m grateful I had the opportunity to be apart of something that brought my two favorite things together, music and the gospel! @churchofjesuschrist video coming VERY SOON! ✨✨✨