One of the most anticipated parts of each year's youth theme launch is a new music album created to support the core message of the year's theme.
Songs from these albums have been streamed hundreds of millions of times in dozens of languages and over 200 countries over the past few years.
Benjamin Josiah sings on this year's album and said he is blessed to have been chosen to sing this year's theme song.
„The message of this song shows how I can lean on Christ,” Josiah added, adding, „The music video depicts Christ's followers sharing their light with others. I try to be the one sitting next to someone who is lonely to share that light with them.
On December 31, 2023, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released this year's music video.A disciple of Christ.” This year the video was shot in Sweden and Finland.
Theme announced on October 27, 2023 3 Nephi 5:13There Mormon says, „I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.”
Nik Day has written several youth album songs over the past six years, including theme songs like last year's “I can do all things„In 2022”Trust in God„”A great job„From 2021, and”I will go and do it„From 2020 onwards.
Day said she felt this year's theme was special because of how it focuses on the Savior and becomes like Him.
„Many times we follow people on social media or want to create followers, but the only person we should really follow is Christ. We should try to be like him, say what he says, work like he works,” Day said.
A full album of a dozen new songs is scheduled for release on Friday, January 5, and will be available at the church Children and youth Website, The Gospel Library, Try being a YouTube channel, Spotify And Apple Music.
Day sings „Diamond” on this year's album. He said the message of the song is that individuals can turn themselves around no matter what their condition is and make them beautiful despite their flaws.
„With pressure and love, he can turn us into diamonds if we let him,” Day said.
'Disciple of Christ' Lyrics
When stars burn and strong winds come,
I will lift up my eyes to the rising sun.
He is the Prince of Peace;
He strengthens my soul.
I am his hands and feet.
The whole world will know.
I am a disciple of Christ;
I will not leave him.
He is the truth and the life;
He is the strength in my weakness.
I will shine for all the world to see
He is the light that sets us free.
I am a disciple of Christ.
Of all the paths I can take,
The only way is to give him my life.
He is my fire at night,
Air with each breath.
So I stand and testify
again and again.
(Repeat Chorus x2)
Previous Youth Theme Music Videos
Last year's theme was „Through Christ I Can Do All Things.” Philippians 4:13. The music video was shot in the Dominican Republic.
The 2022 Youth theme is based on “Trust in God”. Proverbs 3:5-6.
In 2021, the youth theme was „A Better Job” and from Doctrine and Covenants 64:33-34.
The 2020 youth theme „I Will Go and Do” is the last theme based on a verse from the Book of Mormon. Comes from 1 Nephi 3:7. This video was shot in New Zealand.
Filmed in different parts of Asia, the 2019 youth theme video is titled „If We Love Him” and comes from the words of the Savior. John 14:15„If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
„Peace in Christ” was the youth theme in 2018 and continued to grow in popularity through 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic and related restrictions led many individuals to seek peace through the Savior. The music video for the song was shot in Brazil.
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