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Children’s Songbook

The Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Children’s Songbook, English. LDS Church.
1989. 2005, 3rd Edition (Current Edition). 268 songs.

Availability

You can buy a printed copy of Children’s Songbook from Store.LDS.org.
It is also available in the LDS Music app, in Gospel Library, and on LDS.org.

Digital collection on LDS.org: Link.

Official recordings of songs in this collection are on the following albums:

  • Children’s Songbook: Music Only (2002)
  • Children’s Songbook: Words and Music (2002)

Stream audio from LDS.org

Images from this collection can be found in the LDS Media Library.

Indexes

Contents

  • Title Page — i
  • Copyright — ii
  • Preface — iii
  • Contents — iv
  • Using the Songbook — 300
  • Authors and Composers — 305
  • Topics — 306
  • Titles and First Lines — 312
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2. I Am a Child of God

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

4. I Lived in Heaven

Words: Janeen Jacobs Brady

Music: Janeen Jacobs Brady

5. I Know My Father Lives

Words: Reid N. Nibley

Music: Reid N. Nibley

Arr.: Reid N. Nibley

6. Thanks to Thee

Words: Mary Rose Jack

Music: Darwin Wolford; Norman Carl Ahern Jr.

7. I Thank Thee, Dear Father

Words: Anon.

Music: George Careless

8. Father, We Thank Thee for the Night

Words: Rebecca Weston

Music: Grietje Terburg Rowley

9. Can a Little Child like Me?

Words: Mary M. Dodge

Music: W. K. Bassford

10. Thank Thee for Everything

Words: Vanja Y. Watkins

Music: Wilford A. Beesley Jr.

11. I’m Thankful to Be Me

Words: Joy Saunders Lundberg

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

12. A Child’s Prayer

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

14. I Pray in Faith

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

15. If with All Your Hearts

Words: Julius Schubring

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

16. Children All Over the World

Words: Peggy Hill Ryskamp

Music: Beth Groberg Stratton

18. I Need My Heavenly Father

Words: Judith Wirthlin Parker

Music: Judith Wirthlin Parker

19. Heavenly Father, Now I Pray

Words: Alvin A. Beesley

Music: Alvin A. Beesley

20a. A Song of Thanks

Words: Anon.

Music: J. Battishill

20b. Thanks to Our Father

Words: Robert Louis Stevenson

Music: Franz Joseph Haydn

21a. For Health and Strength (Round)

Words: Anon.

Music: Anon.

21b. For Thy Bounteous Blessings (Round)

Words: Lester Bucher

Music: Traditional melody

Arr.: Vanja Y. Watkins

22a. A Prayer Song

Words: Robert P. Manookin

Music: Robert P. Manookin

22b. A Prayer

Words: Moiselle Renstrom

Music: Moiselle Renstrom

23a. Father Up Above

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Gladys Ericksen Seely

23b. Heavenly Father, While I Pray

Words: Becky-Lee Hill Reynolds

Music: Becky-Lee Hill Reynolds

24. Thank Thee, Father

Words: Alice C. D. Riley

Music: F. Remsen

25a. We Bow Our Heads

Words: Anna Johnson

Music: Alexander Schreiner

25b. I Love to Pray

Words: Moiselle Renstrom

Music: Moiselle Renstrom

26. Reverently, Quietly

Words: Clara W. McMaster

Music: Clara W. McMaster

27a. Reverence

Words: Ruth H. Chadwick

Music: Leah Ashton Lloyd

27b. We Are Reverent

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: A. Laurence Lyon

28a. I Want to Be Reverent

Words: Primary Committee

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

28b. I Will Try to Be Reverent

Words: Wilma Boyle Bunker

Music: Wilma Boyle Bunker

29. Father, I Will Reverent Be

Words: Mildred Tanner Pettit

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

30a. This Is God’s House

Words: Louise M. Oglevee

Music: William G. Oglevee

30b. Our Chapel Is a Sacred Place

Words: Polly Bourgeous

Music: Darwin Wolford

31. Reverence Is Love

Words: Maggie Olauson

Music: Maggie Olauson

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34. He Sent His Son

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Michael F. Moody

36. Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Grietje Terburg Rowley

37. Stars Were Gleaming

Words: Nancy Byrd Turner

Music: Polish carol

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

38. When Joseph Went to Bethlehem

Words: Bessie Saunders Spencer

Music: I. Reed Payne

39. Little Jesus

Words: Marilyn Curtis White

Music: Mark Newell; Charlene A. Newell

40a. There Was Starlight on the Hillside

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Michael F. Moody

40b. The Shepherd’s Carol (Round)

Words: Daniel L. Carter

Music: Daniel L. Carter

41. Once within a Lowly Stable

Words: Patty S. Hill; Mildred Hill

Music: Patty S. Hill; Mildred Hill

42. Away in a Manger

Words: Martin Luther

Music: Charles H. Gabriel

44. Mary’s Lullaby

Words: Jan Underwood Pinborough

Music: German folk tune

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

46. Who Is the Child?

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Michael F. Moody

47. Sleep, Little Jesus

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Michael F. Moody

48. Oh, Hush Thee, My Baby

Words: Joseph Ballantyne

Music: Joseph Ballantyne

Arr.: Patricia Haglund Nielsen

50. Picture a Christmas

Words: Patricia Kelsey Graham

Music: Patricia Kelsey Graham

51. Have a Very Merry Christmas!

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Michael F. Moody

52. The Nativity Song

Words: Avon Allen Compton

Music: Patricia Kelsey Graham

Adapt.: Patricia Kelsey Graham

54. Christmas Bells

Words: A. Laurence Lyon

Music: A. Laurence Lyon

55. Jesus Once Was a Little Child

Words: James R. Murray

Music: Joseph Ballantyne

56. I Think When I Read That Sweet Story

Words: Jemima Luke

Music: Leah Ashton Lloyd

57. Tell Me the Stories of Jesus

Words: W. H. Parker

Music: Frederic A. Challinor

58a. Little Lambs So White and Fair

Words: Anon.

Music: Anon.

58b. Jesus Is Our Loving Friend

Words: Anna Johnson

Music: Alexander Schreiner

59. Jesus Loved the Little Children

Words: Moiselle Renstrom

Music: Moiselle Renstrom

60. Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam

Words: Nellie Talbot

Music: Edwin O. Excell

61. Jesus Said Love Everyone

Words: Moiselle Renstrom

Music: Moiselle Renstrom

62. Beautiful Savior (Crusader’s Hymn)

Words: Anon.

Music: Silesian folk song

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

64. Did Jesus Really Live Again?

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Royce Campbell Twitchell

65. He Died That We Might Live Again

Words: Thelma McKinnon Anderson

Music: Charlene A. Newell

66. Hosanna

Words: Rita S. Robinson

Music: Rita S. Robinson

Arr.: Chester W. Hill

68. Easter Hosanna

Words: Vanja Y. Watkins

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

70. Jesus Has Risen

Words: Thelma Johnson Ryser

Music: Thelma Johnson Ryser

71. To Think about Jesus

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Robert Cundick

72. The Sacrament

Words: Vanja Y. Watkins

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

73a. Before I Take the Sacrament

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Gladys Ericksen Seely

73b. Help Us, O God, to Understand

Words: D. Evan Davis

Music: D. Evan Davis

74. I Feel My Savior’s Love

Words: Ralph Rodgers Jr.; K. Newell Dayley; Laurie A. Huffman

Music: K. Newell Dayley

76. This Is My Beloved Son

Words: Marvin K. Gardner

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

77. The Church of Jesus Christ

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

78. I’m Trying to Be like Jesus

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

80. Had I Been a Child

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Darwin Wolford

82. When He Comes Again

Words: Mirla Greenwood Thayne

Music: Mirla Greenwood Thayne

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86a. An Angel Came to Joseph Smith

Words: Anna Johnson

Music: A. Laurence Lyon

86b. The Golden Plates

Words: Rose Thomas Graham

Music: J. Spencer Cornwall

87. The Sacred Grove

Words: Joan D. Campbell

Music: Hal K. Campbell

88. On a Golden Springtime

Words: Virginia M. Kammeyer

Music: Crawford Gates

89. The Priesthood Is Restored

Words: Joan D. Campbell

Music: Hal K. Campbell

90. Truth from Elijah

Words: Vanja Y. Watkins

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

92. The Hearts of the Children

Words: Patricia Kelsey Graham

Music: Patricia Kelsey Graham

94. Family History—I Am Doing It

Words: Jeanne P. Lawler

Music: Jeanne P. Lawler

95. I Love to See the Temple

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

96. Faith

Words: Beatrice Goff Jackson

Music: Michael F. Moody

97. God’s Love

Words: Elizabeth Cushing Taylor

Music: Grace Wilbur Conant

98. Repentance

Words: Sylvia Knight Lloyd

Music: Robert P. Manookin

99. Help Me, Dear Father

Words: Frances K. Taylor

Music: Frances K. Taylor

100. Baptism

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Crawford Gates

102. When Jesus Christ Was Baptized

Words: Jeanne P. Lawler

Music: Jeanne P. Lawler

103. When I Am Baptized

Words: Nita Dale Milner

Music: Nita Dale Milner

104. I Like My Birthdays

Words: Wallace F. Bennett

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon

105. The Holy Ghost

Words: Jeanne P. Lawler

Music: Jeanne P. Lawler

106. The Still Small Voice

Words: Merrill Bradshaw

Music: Merrill Bradshaw

107. Listen, Listen (Round)

Words: Merrill Bradshaw

Music: Merrill Bradshaw

108. Seek the Lord Early

Words: Joanne Bushman Doxey

Music: Joanne Bushman Doxey

109. Search, Ponder, and Pray

Words: Jaclyn Thomas Milne

Music: Carol Baker Black

110. Follow the Prophet

Words: Duane E. Hiatt

Music: Duane E. Hiatt

112. The Commandments

Words: Anon.

Music: Charlene A. Newell

114. The Books in the Old Testament

Words: Anon.

Music: George Kaillmark

116. The Books in the New Testament

Words: Anon.

Music: Scottish folk song

118. Book of Mormon Stories

Words: Elizabeth Fetzer Bates; Nancy K. Daines Carter

Music: Elizabeth Fetzer Bates

119. The Books in the Book of Mormon

Words: Daphne Matthews

Music: Irish folk tune

120. Nephi’s Courage

Words: Bill N. Hansen Jr.; Lisa T. Hansen

Music: Bill N. Hansen Jr.; Lisa T. Hansen

122a. The First Article of Faith

Words: Joseph Smith

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

122b. The Second Article of Faith

Words: Joseph Smith

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

123. The Third Article of Faith

Words: Joseph Smith

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

124. The Fourth Article of Faith

Words: Joseph Smith

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

125. The Fifth Article of Faith

Words: Joseph Smith

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

126a. The Sixth Article of Faith

Words: Joseph Smith

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

126b. The Seventh Article of Faith

Words: Joseph Smith

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

127. The Eighth Article of Faith

Words: Joseph Smith

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

128a. The Ninth Article of Faith

Words: Joseph Smith

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

128b. The Tenth Article of Faith

Words: Joseph Smith

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

130. The Eleventh Article of Faith

Words: Joseph Smith

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

131. The Twelfth Article of Faith

Words: Joseph Smith

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

132. The Thirteenth Article of Faith

Words: Joseph Smith

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

134. Latter-day Prophets

Words: Cynthia Lord Pace

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

135. Our Bishop

Words: Robert P. Manookin

Music: Robert P. Manookin

136. Love One Another

Words: Luacine Clark Fox

Music: Luacine Clark Fox

Arr.: Jo Marie Borgeson Bray

138. Where Love Is

Words: Joanne Bushman Doxey; Norma B. Smith

Music: Joanne Bushman Doxey; Marjorie Castleton Kjar

140. I’ll Walk with You

Words: Carol Lynn Pearson

Music: Reid N. Nibley

142. Every Star Is Different

Words: John C. Cameron

Music: K. Newell Dayley

Arr.: K. Newell Dayley

144. Shine On

Words: Joseph Ballantyne

Music: Joseph Ballantyne

145a. A Special Gift Is Kindness

Words: Sharon Steed

Music: Sharon Steed

145b. Kindness Begins with Me

Words: Clara W. McMaster

Music: Clara W. McMaster

146. Keep the Commandments

Words: Barbara A. McConochie

Music: Barbara A. McConochie

Arr.: Barbara A. McConochie

148. I Want to Live the Gospel

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Roy M. Darley

149. I Believe in Being Honest

Words: Ruth Muir Gardner

Music: Lyall J. Gardner

150a. I’m Glad to Pay a Tithing

Words: Ruth Benson Lehenbauer

Music: Ruth Benson Lehenbauer

150b. I Want to Give the Lord My Tenth

Words: Lonnie Dobson Adams

Music: Lonnie Dobson Adams

151. I Am Glad for Many Things

Words: Moiselle Renstrom

Music: Moiselle Renstrom

152. Hum Your Favorite Hymn

Words: Marilyn P. Adams

Music: K. Newell Dayley

153. The Lord Gave Me a Temple

Words: Donnell Hunter

Music: Darwin Wolford

154. The Word of Wisdom

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

155. Remember the Sabbath Day

Words: Clara W. McMaster

Music: Clara W. McMaster

156. The Chapel Doors

Words: Dorothy Little Read

Music: Dorothy Little Read

157. When I Go to Church

Words: Faye Glover Petersen

Music: Faye Glover Petersen

158. Dare to Do Right

Words: George L. Taylor

Music: A. C. Smyth

Arr.: A. C. Smyth

159. Stand for the Right

Words: Joseph Ballantyne

Music: Joseph Ballantyne

160. Choose the Right Way

Words: Clara W. McMaster

Music: Clara W. McMaster

161. I Pledge Myself to Love the Right

Words: Margaret Mann

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

162. I Will Be Valiant

Words: Vanja Y. Watkins

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

163. I Am like a Star

Words: Patricia Kelsey Graham

Music: Patricia Kelsey Graham

164. I Will Follow God’s Plan

Words: Vanja Y. Watkins

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

166. A Young Man Prepared

Words: Daniel L. Carter

Music: Daniel L. Carter

167. Go the Second Mile

Words: Ruth Muir Gardner

Music: Ruth Muir Gardner

168. I Want to Be a Missionary Now

Words: Grietje Terburg Rowley

Music: Grietje Terburg Rowley

169. I Hope They Call Me on a Mission

Words: Newel Kay Brown

Music: Newel Kay Brown

170. The Things I Do

Words: L. Clair Likes

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

172. We’ll Bring the World His Truth (Army of Helaman)

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

174. Called to Serve

Words: Elsie Duncan Yale

Music: Adam Geibel

176. Tell Me, Dear Lord

Words: M. E. P.

Music: C. Harold Lowden

177. Teach Me to Walk in the Light

Words: Clara W. McMaster

Music: Clara W. McMaster

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

178. Teacher, Do You Love Me?

Words: Michael F. Moody

Music: Michael F. Moody

180. How Dear to God Are Little Children (Appropriate for Parents and Leaders)

Words: Jaclyn Thomas Milne

Music: Carol Baker Black

182. How Will They Know? (Appropriate for Parents and Leaders)

Words: Natalie W. Sleeth

Music: Natalie W. Sleeth

Arr.: A. Laurence Lyon; Natalie W. Sleeth

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188. Families Can Be Together Forever

Words: Ruth Muir Gardner

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

189. Family Prayer

Words: DeVota Mifflin Peterson

Music: DeVota Mifflin Peterson

190. Love Is Spoken Here

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

192. Home

Words: Caroline Eyring Miner

Music: K. Newell Dayley

193. Sing Your Way Home

Words: Traditional song

Music: Traditional song

194. The Family

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Richard Clinger

195. Family Night

Words: Carol Graff Gunn

Music: Carol Graff Gunn

196. Saturday

Words: Rita S. Robinson

Music: Rita S. Robinson

Arr.: Chester W. Hill

197a. A Happy Helper

Words: Moiselle Renstrom

Music: Moiselle Renstrom

197b. Quickly I’ll Obey

Words: Thelma J. Harrison

Music: Russian folk tune

Arr.: Patricia Haglund Nielsen

198a. A Happy Family

Words: Moiselle Renstrom

Music: Moiselle Renstrom

198b. When We’re Helping

Words: Wallace F. Bennett

Music: German folk song

199. I Have a Family Tree

Words: Mary Ellen Jex Jolley

Music: Darwin Wolford

200. Grandmother

Words: Nonie N. Sorensen

Music: Nonie N. Sorensen

201. When Grandpa Comes

Words: Marian Major

Music: Marian Major

202. I Often Go Walking

Words: Phyllis Luch

Music: Jeanne P. Lawler

203. My Mother Dear

Words: Becky-Lee Hill Reynolds

Music: Becky-Lee Hill Reynolds

204. Mother, Tell Me the Story

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

206a. Mother Dear

Words: Maud Belnap Kimball

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

206b. Dearest Mother, I Love You

Words: Vernon J. LeeMaster

Music: Vernon J. LeeMaster

207. Mother, I Love You

Words: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Music: Lorin F. Wheelwright

208. The Dearest Names

Words: Frances K. Taylor

Music: Frances K. Taylor

209. Fathers

Words: Dawn Hughes Ballantyne; Joyce M. Jensen

Music: Joyce M. Jensen

210. Daddy’s Homecoming

Words: Anon.

Music: Frances K. Taylor

211. My Dad

Words: Carol Graff Gunn

Music: Carol Graff Gunn

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214. Pioneer Children Sang As They Walked

Words: Elizabeth Fetzer Bates

Music: Elizabeth Fetzer Bates

215. Pioneer Children Were Quick to Obey

Words: Virginia M. Kammeyer

Music: Lynn R. Shurtleff