I Like My Birthdays

“I Like My Birthdays,” Liahona, Oct. 1999, 16

I Like My Birthdays

1. I like my birthdays, ev’ry one;

Each brings a greater joy to me.

But I can’t wait until I’m eight,

For then I’ll be baptized, you see.

2. To be baptized as Jesus was

By one who holds the priesthood true

And thus obey God’s holy laws

Is just the thing I want to do.

3. When hands are laid upon my head,

Then I’ll receive the Holy Ghost.

And, if I listen carefully,

I’ll have the blessing I need most.

Words: Wallace F. Bennett, 1898–1993
Music: Tracy Y. Cannon, 1879–1961

A of F 1:4

D&C 68:27

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Music, I Like My Birthdays

Illustrated by Phyllis Luch