Monday, July 13, 2009

A song is a wonderful kind of thing

Today in Primary my mom had the children sing Heroes of the Scriptures. Everyone really enjoyed it and one of my boys requested to sing it AGAIN! I love the scriptures and the stories that we find there. I know that as we study the words and apply the teachings to us we can grow to be more like our Savior.

Heroes of the Scriptures


Words by Penelope Moody Allen
Music by Lynn Shurtleff
Penelope Moody Allen and Lynn Shurtleff, “Heroes of the Scriptures,” Friend, June 1998, 14

I want to be like Noah,
Obedient to the Lord,
Courageous like Queen Esther
And Ammon with his sword.
Like Ruth, I would be faithful.
Like Moses, I’d be true.
Examples in the scriptures
Can teach me what to do.


I want to be like Daniel
And stand up for the right;
Like Joseph Smith, seek wisdom
In prayer for heaven’s light.
Sariah’s strength on journeys
And Alma’s change of heart
Inspire me to choose wisely,
Repent, and do my part.



I want to be like Mary,
Rejoicing in the truth;
Like Samuel and Moroni,
Who listened in their youth.
Examples in the scriptures
Can help me to become
Obedient, brave, and holy—
More like God’s perfect Son.


Copyright © 1998 by Penelope Moody Allen and Lynn Shurtleff. All rights reserved. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial home or church use. This notice must be included on each copy made.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Ooooo I like the lyrics & am wishing I could still read music!