Kenneth Cope

My Servant Joseph

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This is LDS music at its finest. It is the pinnacle of Kenneth Cope's singing and writing career. Here he boldly testifies of one of the cornerstones of Latter-day Saint worship while fluently capturing your emotions. The prophet Joseph Smith lived a life of persecution and humility while refusing to deny the glorious manifestations given him by the Lord. This album is the best musical expression of the prophet's life and teachings, from his understanding of his part in the Restoration to the crux of his teachings -- obeying God's commandments and spreading the revived gospel to all corners of the earth. Cope's deeply personal portrayal of Smith breathes life into the prophet's experiences by focusing on how it felt to be part of his family and how he comprehended the broad scope of his actions. In "Brothers" and "Going as a Lamb," Smith's wife, older brother, and child express their love while admitting they don't understand what is happening. You can't help but enter their lives and experience their joys and heartaches firsthand. "Go With Me" is the anthem of the times, urging all to join in the great work of building God's kingdom. My Servant Joseph is a stellar benchmark that may never be equaled.

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