My Scriptures

    “My Scriptures,” Friend, Dec. 1988, inside front cover

    My Scriptures

    What makes the scriptures wonderful

    for a child as young as me?

    I cannot read the many words

    That dance from A to Z.

    Sometimes I open up the books

    To see what’s to be found,

    And my big sister laughs at me—

    I have it upside down!

    But Mommy reads the story of

    The lions in their den

    That wouldn’t eat old Daniel up

    ’Cause he was Jesus’ friend.

    And Jody shows me how to push

    The buttons for the tape

    As we look at the pictures of

    How Moroni ripped his cape.

    Then Jamee plays the tune for me

    So I can sing a song

    Like “Book of Mormon Stories,”

    ’Bout when Alma turned from wrong.

    Then Dad, during home evening,

    Takes me upon his knee

    And reads out of the scriptures that

    Christ said, “Come, Follow Me!”*

    Illustrated by Dick Brown