I Am a Child of God


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I Am a Child of God

35395, Children's Songbook, My Heavenly Father, I Am a Child of God, 2–3

1. I am a child of God,
And he has sent me here,
Has given me an earthly home
With parents kind and dear.

2. I am a child of God,
And so my needs are great;
Help me to understand his words
Before it grows too late.

3. 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.

4. I am a child of God.
His promises are sure;
Celestial glory shall be mine
If I can but endure.

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 blessings are in store;
If I learn to do his will,
I'll live with him once more.
Oh, lead, guide, walk beside,
Help me to find the way.
Teach me what I must do
To live with him someday.

Words: Naomi Ward Randall, 1908–2001.

© 1957 IRI. Fourth verse

© 1978 IRI

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit, 1895–1977.

© 1957 IRI. Arr. by Darwin Wolford, b. 1936. Arr.

© 1989 IRI

See also Hymns (1985), no. 301, for a four-part arrangement in a higher key.

Psalm 82:6

Mosiah 4:15

D&C 14:7