When My Heart Touches the Moon

It always happens at night;
When the moon shines bright
My heart touches the moon
Like a gentle tune.
It always touches my heart.
It’s like in my heart I have a cart
That holds gallons of love—
That’s soft as a snow-white dove.
When my heart touches the moon
I always hear a gentle tune
That is as soft as a snow-white dove
From above.
When it strikes dawn
It’s always gone,
And a new morning begins.
The stars all fall.
Everything is bright.
The sun, like the moon so bright,
Which is now whispering good night,
Very brightly fades away.
And then begins a new bright day.

Hanna E., age 7, California


Hope is what you want to have
But sometimes is not here.
Hope you have to wait for
And have a little faith too.
I hope for sun when snow is here.
I hope for weekends when I’m in school.
I hope for a rainbow after a storm.
I hope I get to go on a mission.
I hope to see Jesus when He comes again.

Daniel M., age 9, Utah


Service is helping,
It’s doing things right.
When someone’s in need,
We’ll give them a bite—
A bite of the gospel,
A bite of some bread.
Either way,
I’ll be blessed when I’m dead.

Marion M., age 10, Alaska


Family is father and mother,
Sister and brother,
Plus more.
Family is loving each other,
Sharing a bathroom,
And bearing the bore.
Family is happy reunions,
Swimming in lakes,
And eating apples down to the core.
Family goes on forever,
For ever and ever,
Even when tragedy takes the floor.
Families who’ve been broken apart
And miss each other
Will all be reunited at heaven’s door.

Kalli C., age 10, Wyoming

Grace S., age 7, Texas

Lauren S., age 7, Virginia

Liesel M., age 9, Massachusetts

Samantha T., age 8, Minnesota

Tanner C., age 6, Illinois

Jessa W., age 8, Nevada

Jaren B., age 9, Indiana

Jordan H., age 12, Washington

Sarah A., age 11, Germany

Spencer G., age 7, Utah

Makenzie T., age 7, Washington

Alex W., age 11, South Dakota

Calvin S., age 6, Utah

Elizabeth K., age 9, Missouri

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