Singing Time
Whenever I Think about Pioneers
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Whenever I Think about Pioneers

Gratefully

1. (Boys) Whenever I think about pioneers,

I think of brave women and men.

I like to remember that children came, too;

I would like to have been a child then.

2. (Girls) Yes, I’d like to have learned to play the games they played

And joined them in their fun.

And I’d like to have slept under bright starry skies

When each day’s measured journey was done.

3. (Boys)* I would like to have sung with the pioneers

When voices rang out loud and strong,

“Hosanna, Hosanna, we’ve found our new home,”

Joy and thankfulness filling their song.

4. (Girls)* I would like to have sung with all the pioneers,

With voices loud and strong,

“Hosanna, Hosanna, we’ve found our new home,”

Joy and thankfulness filling their song.

*Verse 3 and verse 4 may be sung together as a duet, with the accompanist playing verse 3.

Words: Della Dalby Provost, 1910–1973. © 1969 IRI

Music: A. Laurence Lyon, 1934–2006. © 1969 IRI

Doctrine and Covenants 136:5–7, 28