Latter-day Saint Life

I can’t stop listening to this pop song inspired by King Benjamin’s speech

If you are looking for a good pick-me-up, this new music video might be just what you need.

Mosiah 4:19 is a scripture verse many of us are familiar with, especially after our latest study of King Benjamin’s speech in Come, Follow Me.

“For behold, are we not all beggars? Do we not all depend upon the same Being, even God, for all the substance which we have, for both food and raiment, and for gold, and for silver, and for all the riches which we have of every kind?” Mosiah 4:19

And in conjunction with the Come, Follow Me study, the Church’s Book of Mormon Videos channel on YouTube released a music video from Latter-day Saint pop duo Truman Brothers about this exact concept. You can watch the full music video for the new song, appropriately named “Beggars,” in the player below.

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The video’s description on YouTube reads:

You are God’s beloved child. So is the person next to you in unity, the person facing you in conflict, the person at your head in the workplace, and the person at your feet on the city street. Jesus Christ gave his life for all humanity to save us from ourselves—to save you from your sins and your neighbors from theirs. We’re each indebted to the Lord for all that we have, and we each depend on him for all that we need. When we cry out unto him for his mercy and support, he answers. And when his children cry out unto us for mercy and support, we must answer. You have talents, skills, and resources. You came to earth to develop the divine capacity to love and forgive your fellow beings the way our Redeemer has loved and forgiven you. Someone within your influence needs it more than you realize. Be brave. Reach out and provide! Then take a step forward and reach further. Change the world, one life at a time. It will change you into a true disciple and a reflection of Christ.

The opening lyrics of the song describe a man in need holding a sign reading, “Help me please.” Then the imagery shifts to compare that to the emotions we all experience as we turn to Jesus Christ for forgiveness and support. The song’s overall vibe is hopeful, positive, and empowering, and the message is one of unity—underlining the fact that we all need God’s mercy, love, and healing Atonement.

The comments on the YouTube video are full of hope, love, and gratitude. For example, Sheree Hastings wrote, “I love this video and song!! What a great reminder and great way to spend three minutes! The world needs these powerful thoughts; that we are all beggars, and that when we help someone else we see the face of God in our own lives. That is how we serve God. .....and the world becomes a better place too. Thanks again for this song and video.”

Holly Archuetta shared, “This made me emotional! Great motivation to get out there and do something good!” 

And Book of Mormon Central Official wrote, “Reminds me of the quote by Henry B Eyring: ‘Whenever you meet someone, treat them as if they were in serious trouble ... and you will be right more than half the time.’”

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