Russell M. Nelson
President Russell M. Nelson composed his own hymn, “My Message”— a song he wrote that comprises the life he strives to live by and the gratitude he has for his family and God.
“Our God is my maker;
Parents dear are my guide;
An angel wife, my true love;
children choice are my pride.
The Lord is my Light;
His endless truth, my law.
My joy is in service to others;
My message is, my life.”
In a 2008 BYU devotional, President Nelson said he believes music has a power to promote unity and love in families. According to lds.org, President Nelson has perfect pitch and a talent in playing the organ. One Christmas, he recorded a variety of music he had sung to his children through the years on a compact disk as a gift to his family.
President Nelson shared a verse of the song in his book The Power Within Us saying, “As my name appears as author, I realize that, to a real extent, I am the product of others. From each wonderful person I have met, I have tried to acquire a measure of goodness.”
Learn more in his book The Power Within Us.