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I Am a Child of God

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


Fervently

1. I am a child of God,

And he has sent me here,

Has given me an earthly home

With parents kind and dear.

[Chorus]

Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,

Help me find the way.

Teach me all that I must do

To live with him someday.

2. I am a child of God,

And so my needs are great;

Help me to understand his words

Before it grows too late.

[Chorus]

Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,

Help me find the way.

Teach me all that I must do

To live with him someday.

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.

[Chorus]

Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,

Help me find the way.

Teach me all that I must do

To live with him someday.

4. I am a child of God.

His promises are sure;

Celestial glory shall be mine

If I can but endure.

[Chorus]

Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,

Help me find the way.

Teach me all that I must do

To live with him someday.

Optional descant (with verse 3) for voice or instrument
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.

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

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

Psalm 82:6

Mosiah 4:15

Doctrine and Covenants 14:7

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