Heroes of the Scriptures


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.

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