We Welcome You


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We Welcome You

35395, Children's Songbook, Fun and Activity, We Welcome You, 256–57

We welcome you today to Primary
And sing this song for you.
We like to be in Primary;
We're happy that you came too.*
When Primary first had its start,
Each child was taught to do his part,
To use good manners, be polite,
To love the Lord and choose the right.
Now ev'ry week in Primary,
Children gather rev'rently
To learn the gospel, sing and pray,
And share with all who come that day.
So we welcome you today to Primary
And sing this song for you.
We like to be in Primary;
We're happy that you came too.

Words: Ruth Muir Gardner, 1927–1999, and Lois Coombs Sprunt, b. 1930. © 1978, 1987 IRI

Music: Marjorie Castleton Kjar, b. 1927. © 1978 IRI

*Alternate words (for celebrating the organization of the Primary, August 25, 1878):

"A happy birthday to the Primary!"

We sing with love and cheer,

For Primary is going to be

One hundred _____________ this year.

Use the appropriate number (subtract 1878 from the current year). You might,

for example, fill the blank with and ten or sixteen.