The new ‘I Can Do All Things Through Christ’ music album, website and other resources supporting the 2023 youth theme are now available.
The theme “Through Christ Who Strengthens Me I Can Do All Things” (Philippians 4:13) was announced in September by the Young Women and Young Men general presidencies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“This collection of songs is our best yet,” said Nik Day, a veteran musician and Church employee who collaborated with others to write and compose the songs for the 2023 youth album. hopes that young people can immerse themselves in these songs, understand the deeper meaning of the lyrics and apply the principles in their lives.”
The 2023 album can be streamed in English on 35 different streaming platforms, including the 2023 youth themed website, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Gospel Library and the Sacred Music app. Language versions of the album will be added to these platforms as they become available.
In addition to links to download the songs, the 2023 Youth-themed website offers sheet music to use as needed.
As Day wrote the 2023 album, he pondered what it meant to be capable of “everything” through Christ. “I tried to write songs that are uplifting, that help the listener see their potential and how that potential is amplified when we stay close to the Savior,” he said. “If we stay close to Christ, we really can do anything,” he added, “because he will be with us every step of the way. We must never be alone.
The 2023 youth theme comes from the New Testament, which Church members will study next year for Come, Follow Me. “There’s a lot of New Testament symbolism throughout the album,” Day said. “The theme song line that says, ‘When I’m locked in a prison cell, he breaks my chains’, alludes to Paul when he was in prison, and “when I’m laid in the grave, he rolls ‘stone away’ refers to the resurrection of the Savior and his power over death.
Artworks, posters, videos and other resources on the 2023 theme are also available now on the Youth 2023 theme website in 10 languages.
Leaders, parents, and youth are encouraged to download and use these resources throughout the year to help provide focus and inspiration for activities, camps, youth conferences, and devotions.
In the coming year, find content related to the “I can do all things through Christ” theme in the For the Strength of Youth magazine, the Gospel Living feed, and on Church social media. For youth experiences, follow @StriveToBe on Instagram.