Words to the Songs

Primary 3, (1994), 241–42


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.
Chorus:
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.
Chorus

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.
Chorus:
Dare, dare, dare to do right;
Dare, dare, dare to be true,
Dare to be true, dare to be true.

Families Can Be Together Forever

I have a fam’ly here on earth.
They are so good to me.
I want to share my life with them through all eternity.
Chorus:
Fam’lies can be together forever
Through Heav’nly Father’s plan.
I always want to be with my own family,
And the Lord has shown me how I can.
The Lord has shown me how I can.
While I am in my early years,
I’ll prepare most carefully,
So I can marry in God’s temple for eternity.
Chorus

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.

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

Help Me, Dear Father

Help me, dear Father, to freely forgive
All who may seem unkind to me.
Help me each day, Father, I pray;
Help me live nearer, nearer to thee.
Help me, dear Father, to truly repent,
Making things right, and changing my ways.
Help me each day, Father, I pray;
Help me live nearer, nearer to thee.

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.

I Feel My Savior’s Love

I feel my Savior’s love
In all the world around me.
His Spirit warms my soul
Through ev’rything I see.
Chorus:
He knows I will follow him,
Give all my life to him.
I feel my Savior’s love,
The love he freely gives me.

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

I Hope They Call Me on a Mission

I hope they call me on a mission
When I have grown a foot or two.
I hope by then I will be ready
To teach and preach and work as missionaries do.
I hope that I can share the gospel
With those who want to know the truth.
I want to be a missionary
And serve and help the Lord while I am in my youth.

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

Oh, how lovely was the morning!
Radiant beamed the sun above.
Bees were humming, sweet birds singing,
Music ringing thru the grove,
When within the shady woodland
Joseph sought the God of love,
When within the shady woodland
Joseph sought the God of love.

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.

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

Nephi’s Courage

The Lord commanded Nephi to go and get the plates
From the wicked Laban inside the city gates.
Laman and Lemuel were both afraid to try.
Nephi was courageous. This was his reply:
“I will go; I will do the thing the Lord commands.
I know the Lord provides a way; he wants me to obey.
I will go; I will do the thing the Lord commands.
I know the Lord provides a way; he wants me to obey.”
The Lord commanded Nephi to go and build a boat.
Nephi’s older brothers believed it would not float.
Laughing and mocking, they said he should not try.
Nephi was courageous. This was his reply:
“I will go; I will do the thing the Lord commands.
I know the Lord provides a way; he wants me to obey.
I will go; I will do the thing the Lord commands.
I know the Lord provides a way; he wants me to obey.”

(Words by Bill N. Hansen, Jr., and Lisa T. Hansen. © 1986 by Wilford N. Hansen, Jr., and Lisa Tensmeyer Hansen. Used by permission.)

The Priesthood Is Restored

The priesthood is restored,
The truth made known to man,
That God has spoken to the earth,
His pow’r is here again.

When We’re Helping

When we’re helping, we’re happy,
And we sing as we go;
And we like to help mother*,
For we all love her so.
*Alternate words: father, grandma, grandpa