I Am a Child of God
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    I Am a Child of God

    Fervently

    1. I am a child of God,

    And he has sent me here,

    Has given me an earthly home

    With parents kind and dear.

    [Chorus]

    Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,

    Help me find the way.

    Teach me all that I must do

    To live with him someday.

    2. I am a child of God,

    And so my needs are great;

    Help me to understand his words

    Before it grows too late.

    [Chorus]

    Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,

    Help me find the way.

    Teach me all that I must do

    To live with him someday.

    3. I am a child of God.

    Rich blessings are in store;

    If I but learn to do his will,

    I’ll live with him once more.

    [Chorus]

    Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,

    Help me find the way.

    Teach me all that I must do

    To live with him someday.

    4. I am a child of God.

    His promises are sure;

    Celestial glory shall be mine

    If I can but endure.

    [Chorus]

    Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,

    Help me find the way.

    Teach me all that I must do

    To live with him someday.

    Optional descant (with verse 3) for voice or instrument
    I am a child of God,
    And blessings are in store;
    If I learn to do his will,
    I’ll live with him once more.
    Oh, lead, guide, walk beside,
    Help me to find the way.
    Teach me what I must do
    To live with him someday.

    See also Hymns, no. 301, for a four-part arrangement in a higher key.

    Words: Naomi Ward Randall, 1908–2001. © 1957 IRI. Fourth verse © 1978 IRI

    Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit, 1895–1977. © 1957 IRI. Arr. by Darwin Wolford, b. 1936. Arr. © 1989 IRI

    Psalm 82:6

    Mosiah 4:15

    Doctrine and Covenants 14:7