Heroes of the Scriptures

Words by Penelope Moody Allen

Music by Lynn Shurtleff

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1. I want to be like Noah,

Obedient to the Lord,

Courageous like Queen Esther

And Ammon with his sword.

Like Ruth, I would be faithful.

Like Moses, I’d be true.

Examples in the scriptures

Can teach me what to do.

2. I want to be like Daniel

And stand up for the right;

Like Joseph Smith, seek wisdom

In prayer for heaven’s light.

Sariah’s strength on journeys

And Alma’s change of heart

Inspire me to choose wisely,

Repent, and do my part.

3. I want to be like Mary,

Rejoicing in the truth;

Like Samuel and Moroni,

Who listened in their youth.

Examples in the scriptures

Can help me to become

Obedient, brave, and holy—

More like God’s perfect Son.

Copyright © 1998 by Penelope Moody Allen and Lynn Shurtleff. All rights reserved. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial home or church use. This notice must be included on each copy made.

Music, Heroes of the Scriptures

Christ by Del Parson, Moses by Greg K. Olsen, Esther by Robert T. Barrett, Joseph Smith by John Scott, Noah artist unknown