Words to the Songs

“Words to the Songs,” Primary 2: Choose the Right A (1995), 258–62

A Happy Family

I love mother; she loves me.

We love daddy, yes sirree;

He loves us, and so you see,

We are a happy family.

I love sister; she loves me.

We love brother, yes sirree;

He loves us, and so you see,

We are a happy family.

(© 1948, 1975 by Pioneer Music Press, Inc. Used by permission of Jackman Music Corp.)

Away in a Manger

Away in a manger, no crib for his bed,

The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head;

The stars in the heavens looked down where he lay,

The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing, the poor baby wakes;

But little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.

I love thee, Lord Jesus; look down from the sky

And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask thee to stay

Close by me forever, and love me, I pray.

Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,

And fit us for heaven to live with thee there.


Jesus came to John the Baptist,

In Judea long ago,

And was baptized by immersion

In the River Jordan’s flow.

“To fulfill the law,” said Jesus,

When the Baptist questioned why,

“And to enter with my Father

In the kingdom up on high.”

Now we know that we must also

Witness faith in Jesus’ word,

Be baptized to show obedience,

As was Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Choose the Right Way

There’s a right way to live and be happy;

It is choosing the right ev’ry day.

I am learning the teachings of Jesus;

They will help me and show me the way.


Choose the right way and be happy.

I must always choose the right.

Through the gospel I learn to be prayerful,

To have faith, to repent, to obey,

And I know if I live by his teachings,

I will truly be happy each day.


Dare to Do Right

Dare to do right! Dare to be true!

You have a work that no other can do;

Do it so bravely, so kindly, so well,

Angels will hasten the story to tell.

Dare, dare, dare to do right;

Dare, dare, dare to be true,

Dare to be true, dare to be true.

Do As I’m Doing

Do as I’m doing;

Follow, follow me!

Do as I’m doing;

Follow, follow me!

If I do it high or low,

If I do it fast or slow,

Do as I’m doing;

Follow, follow me!

Do as I’m doing;

Follow, follow me!

(© 1963 by D. C. Heath and Company. Used by permission.)

“Give,” Said the Little Stream

“Give,” said the little stream,

“Give, oh! give, give, oh! give.”

“Give,” said the little stream,

As it hurried down the hill;

“I’m small, I know, but wherever I go

The fields grow greener still.”


Singing, singing all the day,

“Give away, oh! give away.”

Singing, singing all the day,

“Give, oh! give away.”

“Give,” said the little rain,

“Give, oh! give, give, oh! give.”

“Give,” said the little rain,

As it fell upon the flow’rs;

“I’ll raise their drooping heads again,”

As it fell upon the flow’rs.


Give, then, as Jesus gives,

Give, oh! give, give, oh! give.

Give, then, as Jesus gives;

There is something all can give.

Do as the streams and blossoms do:

For God and others live.


He Sent His Son

How could the Father tell the world of love and tenderness?

He sent his Son, a newborn babe, with peace and holiness.

How could the Father show the world the pathway we should go?

He sent his Son to walk with men on earth, that we may know.

How could the Father tell the world of sacrifice, of death?

He sent his Son to die for us and rise with living breath.

What does the Father ask of us? What do the scriptures say?

Have faith, have hope, live like his Son, help others on their way.

What does he ask? Live like his Son.

(© 1982 by Mabel Jones Gabbott. Used by permission.)

I Am a Child of God

I am a child of God,

And he has sent me here,

Has given me an earthly home

With parents kind and dear.


Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,

Help me find the way.

Teach me all that I must do

To live with him someday.

I am a child of God,

And so my needs are great;

Help me to understand his words

Before it grows too late.


I am a child of God.

Rich blessings are in store;

If I but learn to do his will,

I’ll live with him once more.


I Feel My Savior’s Love

I feel my Savior’s love

In all the world around me.

His Spirit warms my soul

Through everything I see.


He knows I will follow him,

Give all my life to him.

I feel my Savior’s love,

The love he freely gives me.

Fourth verse:

I’ll share my Savior’s love

By serving others freely.

In serving I am blessed.

In giving I receive.


(© 1978, 1979 by K. Newell Dayley. All rights reserved. Used by permission.)

I Know My Father Lives

I know my Father lives and loves me too.

The Spirit whispers this to me and tells me it is true,

And tells me it is true.

He sent me here to earth, by faith to live his plan.

The Spirit whispers this to me and tells me that I can,

And tells me that I can.

I Like My Birthdays

I like my birthdays, ev’ry one;

Each brings a greater joy to me.

But I can’t wait until I’m eight,

For then I’ll be baptized, you see.

To be baptized as Jesus was

By one who holds the priesthood true

And thus obey God’s holy laws

Is just the thing I want to do.

When hands are laid upon my head,

Then I’ll receive the Holy Ghost.

And, if I listen carefully,

I’ll have the blessing I need most.

I Thank Thee, Dear Father

I thank thee, dear Father in heaven above,

For thy goodness and mercy, thy kindness and love.

I thank thee for home, friends, and parents so dear,

And for ev’ry blessing that I enjoy here.

Help me to be good, kind, and gentle today,

And mind what my father and mother shall say.

In the dear name of Jesus, so loving and mild,

I ask thee to bless me and keep me thy child.

I Think When I Read That Sweet Story

I think when I read that sweet story of old,

When Jesus was here among men,

How he called little children like lambs to his fold;

I should like to have been with him then.

I wish that his hands had been placed on my head,

That his arms had been thrown around me,

That I might have seen his kind look when he said,

“Let the little ones come unto me.”

I’m Trying to Be like Jesus

I’m trying to be like Jesus;

I’m following in his ways.

I’m trying to love as he did, in all that I do and say.

At times I am tempted to make a wrong choice,

But I try to listen as the still small voice whispers,


“Love one another as Jesus loves you.

Try to show kindness in all that you do.

Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought,

For these are the things Jesus taught.”

I’m trying to love my neighbor;

I’m learning to serve my friends.

I watch for the day of gladness when Jesus will come again.

I try to remember the lessons he taught.

Then the Holy Spirit enters into my thoughts, saying:


(© 1980 by Janice Kapp Perry. Used by permission.)

Jesus Loved the Little Children

Jesus loved the little children,

Little ones like me.

He would bless and help them

And take them on his knee.

Many lovely things he taught them,

Things we all should do:

Love and help each other,

Be honest, kind, and true.

Jesus Said Love Everyone

Jesus said love ev’ryone;

Treat them kindly, too.

When your heart is filled with love,

Others will love you.

Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam

Jesus wants me for a sunbeam,

To shine for him each day;

In ev’ry way try to please him,

At home, at school, at play.


A sunbeam, a sunbeam,

Jesus wants me for a sunbeam.

A sunbeam, a sunbeam,

I’ll be a sunbeam for him.

Jesus wants me to be loving

And kind to all I see,

Showing how pleasant and happy

His little one can be.


Love One Another

As I have loved you,

Love one another.

This new commandment:

Love one another.

By this shall men know

Ye are my disciples,

If ye have love

One to another.

(© 1961, renewed 1989 by Luacine C. Fox. Used by permission.)

Mary’s Lullaby

Lullaby, lullaby, my little one.

Lullaby, my child so dear.

Thy precious life has just begun;

Thy mother holds thee near.

While Joseph watches through the night,

A star reflects thy radiant light.

Lullaby, lullaby, my little one.

Lullaby, my child so dear.

Thy gentle head shall wear a crown,

For thy Father is the King.

Thy tender hands, so tiny now,

Have blessings great to bring.

Let all creation join my song,

For peace and love this night are born.

Lullaby, lullaby, my little one.

Lullaby, my child so dear.

Oh, Hush Thee, My Baby

Oh, hush thee, my baby; a story I’ll tell,

How little Lord Jesus on earth came to dwell;

How in a far country, ‘way over the sea,

Was born a wee baby, my dear one, like thee.


Lullaby baby, lullaby dear.

Sleep, little baby; have nothing to fear.

Lullaby baby, lullaby dear.

Jesus will care for his little one here.

The story was told by the angels so bright,

As round them was shining a heavenly light.

The stars shone out brightly, but one led the way

And stood o’er the place where the dear baby lay.


The shepherds here found him, as angels had said,

The poor little stranger, no crib for a bed.

Down low in a manger so quiet he lay,

This little child Jesus, asleep on the hay.


Quickly I’ll Obey

When my mother calls me,

Quickly I’ll obey.

I want to do just what is best

Each and every day.

When my father calls me,

Quickly I’ll obey.

I want to do just what is best

Each and every day.

Heav’nly Father loves me,

Blesses me each day.

I want to do just what is best

Each and every day.


If you chance to meet a frown,

Do not let it stay.

Quickly turn it upside down

And smile that frown away.

No one likes a frowning face.

Change it for a smile.

Make the world a better place

By smiling all the while.

The Holy Ghost

When Christ was on the earth,

He promised he would send

The Holy Ghost to comfort us,

Our true, eternal friend.

The Holy Spirit whispers

With a still small voice.

He testifies of God and Christ

And makes our hearts rejoice.

And when we are confirmed

By sacred priesthood pow’r,

The Holy Ghost is giv’n to us

To guide us ev’ry hour.

Oh, may I always listen

To that still small voice,

And with his light I’ll do what’s right

Each time I make a choice.