Thursday, December 23, 2010

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.

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 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.

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 - I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
Mosiah 4:15 - But ye will teach them to walk in the ways of truth and soberness; ye will teach them to love one another, and to serve one another. D&C 14:7 - And, if you keep my commandments and endure to the end you shall have eternal life, which gift is the greatest of all the gifts of God.

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