The Things I Do

    “The Things I Do,” Liahona, Oct. 2002, 14–15

    The Things I Do

    1. I’m much too young to go abroad

    To teach and preach the word of God,

    But I can show I know it’s true,

    Quite simply, by the things I do.

    2. The people in my neighborhood

    Will judge the gospel bad or good

    By how I act at work and play,

    And not just on the Sabbath day.

    3. I’ll take my friends to church with me,

    Where I will act with dignity.

    My rev’rence and my happy face

    Will tell them it’s a sacred place.

    4. In ev’rything I do they’ll see

    I am what I profess to be.

    Then when the elders find their door,

    They’ll say, “Come in and tell us more.”

    Words: L. Clair Likes, 1908–1998. © 1975 IRI
    Music: Vanja Y. Watkins, born 1938. © 1975 IRI
    This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.

    1 Tim. 4:12

    Prov. 20:11

    Music, The Things I Do
    Music, The Things I Do

    Illustrations by Beth M. Whittaker