Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Bugles

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What better way to sing, “Hosanna! Hosanna!” than with bugles!  Have your Primary bugling all the “hosannas” found in the chorus of Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus.  And all you need are some simple household supplies!

Camille's Primary Ideas: Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Bugles Primary singing time idea

If you are anything like me, you save the most random, household items to someday use in singing time!  Things like empty prescription pill bottles, shoe boxes and of course … paper towel and toilet rolls!

I’m so happy to put my stash to good use this weekend!  However, if you don’t have such a stash, hit up a few neighbors, friends, family and ward members who will happily help you grow your collection!

In a pinch, roll sheets of card stock or printer paper along the long edge and tape to create a similar tube.

Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Bugles

Whenever angels have a big announcement, they tend to come with a trumpet!  Think Angel Moroni and the Angel Gabriel!  So why not bugle the word “hosanna” when it’s sung in this song as well!?!

So before Primary, write out the words to the chorus in the song on the board:

Hosanna! Hosanna! Oh, let us gladly sing. How blessed that our Lord was born; Let earth receive her King!

You and the teachers read the words.  Then ask the Primary if anyone knows what “Hosanna” means (as it’s the first 2 words in the chorus).  Discuss it’s definition which is:
  • an exclamation, originally an appeal to God for deliverance, used in praise of God or Christ.
  • a cry of “hosanna.”
  • a shout of praise or adoration; an acclamation.

Have everyone cup their hands and say “hosanna!”  Wouldn’t it be better if we had a trumpet like Angel Moroni or Angel Gabriel when they made an announcement!

Pass out the toilet paper/paper towel rolls (one for each child).  Tell the Primary that you are going to “shout praises of adoration” using the rolls.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Bugles Primary singing time idea

Sing the entire chorus while bugling only the “hosanna” words.  Then erase all of them and bugle again only the hosanna words.

Proceed to erase more words and bugle them once they are erased.  Gradually erasing and bugling all the words.

Directive Listening Questions

Time permitting, ask these directive listening questions as you sing/bugle the chorus:

Chorus:

  • Find a word that is a joyful expression of praise to our Heavenly Father [Hosanna]
  • How many times do we sing “Hosanna?” [Two]

Bear Testimony

Bear testimony that we could have been part of the hosts of angels that sang hosanna at his birth!

More Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus Singing Time Ideas

Make sure to check out more singing time ideas for teaching Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus including the verses!

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  1. My primary loves to do sign language. Here are the signs for the song SAMUEL TELLS OF THE BABY JESUS

    Said Samuel – finger from lips to S handshape bounces
    Within 5 YEARs -HIGH 5, then the S handshapes revolve around each other to represent the movement of the earth once around the sun.
    A NIGHT
    The horizontal arm and hand represent the earth (or the horizon). The other hand crosses over the top of the 'horizon' represents the sun going down
    will be as DAY
    The horizontal arm represents the surface of the earth. The moving hand represents the movement of the sun across the sky during the day.
    and BABY JESUS – Rock like a baby or add-
    The middle finger of one hand touches the middle of the palm of the other hand then this action is repeated with the middle finger of the other hand. This action indicates the wounds in Jesus' hands after he was nailed to the cross.
    will be born – One arm flat, the other hand goes below indicates the birth of a baby.
    in a LAND
    The signs DIRT (hands closed in front of you) and AREA (open hands as they come forward to make a circle) are combined.
    FAR far away
    One A handshape moves away from the other A handshape to show that something is not close by (that something is far away).

    Chorus:
    Hosanna
    The hands touch together (like cymbals) and are thrown up and waved in the spirit of celebration.
    Gladly Sing – swelling motion at chest then one arm out, the other leads music above it.
    How Blessed – thumbs come down from lips with hands ready to bless
    that our Lord was born – L sash and birth (under extended arm)
    Let earth – L's and wrist grab
    RECEIVE – The hands grab something and pull it in.
    KING
    The K handshape moves from the chest to the waist while crossing the body. The movement indicates the location of the royal sash worn by kings.

    Across the Sea (like B of M stories)
    In Bethlehem (CITY) – Several roof peaks are indicated to show that there are many houses.
    Lord Jesus – sash with L
    came to EARTH
    The thumb and middle finger pinch the side of the wrist which represents the earth rotating on its axis.
    As Sam-u-el (shake S)
    had prophesied – PROPHECY
    The sign SEE (fingers in a V by eyes) moves under the arm of the other hand. Trying to see into the future but not knowing for sure what will happen.
    and ANGELs – movement of the hands by shoulders indicate the wings associated with angels.
    Sang his birth (wave music hand and then duck under arm)

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