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When I Go to Church

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


Reverently

1. I always have a happy feeling

When I go to church.

The organ plays so soft and sweet;

I tiptoe softly to my seat.

My teachers and my friends I greet

When I go to church.

2. I like to raise my voice in singing

When I go to church.

I fold my arms and bow my head,

Then listen while the prayer is said;

I do not talk but think instead

When I go to church.

3. I learn about my Heav’nly Father

When I go to church.

I thank him for each flow’r and tree,

For home and friends and family,

For all the lovely things I see

When I go to church.

Words and music: Faye Glover Petersen, b. 1914

Doctrine and Covenants 59:9–10

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