When I Go to Church
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    When I Go to Church

    Reverently

    1. I always have a happy feeling

    When I go to church.

    The organ plays so soft and sweet;

    I tiptoe softly to my seat.

    My teachers and my friends I greet

    When I go to church.

    2. I like to raise my voice in singing

    When I go to church.

    I fold my arms and bow my head,

    Then listen while the prayer is said;

    I do not talk but think instead

    When I go to church.

    3. I learn about my Heav’nly Father

    When I go to church.

    I thank him for each flow’r and tree,

    For home and friends and family,

    For all the lovely things I see

    When I go to church.

    Words and music: Faye Glover Petersen, b. 1914

    Doctrine and Covenants 59:9–10