Before I Take the Sacrament
“Before I Take the Sacrament,” Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 73
1. Before I take the sacrament, I sit so quietly.
I know that Jesus came to earth and died for me.
2. I think of all the boys and girls whom Jesus used to know,
The days he walked upon the earth, so long ago.
3. I take the water and the bread and try so hard to be
The kind of child that Jesus loved in Galilee.
Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott, b. 1910. © 1969 IRI
Music: Gladys Ericksen Seely, 1899–1985. © 1969 IRI^ Back to top