I know he lives!
I will follow faithfully.
My heart I give to Him.
I know that my Savior loves me.
Singing the chorus gives you a chance to bear testimony of Jesus Christ.
A long time ago in a beautiful place,
Children were gathered ’round Jesus.
He blessed and taught as they felt of His love.
Each saw the tears on His face.
The love that He felt for His little ones
I know He feels for me.
I did not touch Him or sit on His knee,
Yet, Jesus is real to me.
Now I am here in a beautiful place,
Learning the teachings of Jesus.
Parents and teachers will help guide the way,
Lighting my path ev’ry day.
Wrapped in the arms of my Savior’s love,
I feel His gentle touch.
Living each day, I will follow His way,
Home to my Father above.
Possible teaching suggestion for Primary music leader:
Compare the lines of the two verses to highlight the similarities and differences between their messages. Phrases could be colored similarly to show the comparisons (see example above). The corresponding phrases could also be made into wordstrips to help the children learn them.
(This song can be found in the Friend, Oct. 2002, 46–47. Words and music by Tami Jeppson Creamer and Derena Bell.)
Behold Your Little Ones © 1995 Gary L. Kapp, courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Robertson - do not copy / photograph by John Luke