Singing for Jesus
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“Singing for Jesus,” Friend, September 2021

From the First Presidency

Singing for Jesus

Adapted from “Worship through Music,” Ensign, Nov. 1994, 9–12.


Singing hymns and Primary songs is a way to show our love for Jesus. He set an example for us. At the end of the Last Supper, Jesus and His Apostles sang together (see Matthew 26:30).

Singing can:

  • Show our love for Jesus.

  • Bring the Holy Ghost.

  • Prepare us to learn the gospel.

  • Give us spiritual strength.

When you sing, think about what the words are saying. When you are tempted to make a bad choice, try humming a Primary song. As you sing, you will feel closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

Peace in Christ

Friend Magazine, Global 2021/09 Sep

One night while Jesus and His disciples were on a ship, there was a big storm. The disciples were afraid. They woke Jesus up and asked Him for help. “And [Jesus] arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm” (Mark 4:39).

Color the picture. Then write down some of your favorite songs about Jesus. When you feel lonely or afraid, sing one of the songs to feel comfort and peace.

Friend Magazine, Global 2021/09 Sep

Illustration by Jared Beckstrand