The Church of Jesus Christ – 2nd Verse!

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If you remember, there is no 2nd verse in the Children’s Songbook for the song, The Church of Jesus Christ.  But I’ve landed on the 2nd verse that was written by the same author, Janice Kapp Perry, and it’s AMAZING!

Camille's Primary Ideas: The Church of Jesus Christ second verse

But a word of caution … it’s not church-approved so make sure to get authorization from your bishop before teaching it.

To teach the 2nd verse of this song, you will need to first get the music!  Purchase the CD called Beloved Double Melodies of Janice Kapp Perry which includes a PDF version of the music to print.

Order the music online HERE.  You can also listen to it on YouTube:

I’ve got all the words in my “posting words” format to this version HERE.  But again, you will need the music as the music is VERY different than what’s in the Children’s Songbook.

Activity

Post the flip chart for the 1st verse from Susan Fitch found HERE on the board. 
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  • Have the kids listen to the song (from YouTube or the CD) and ask if they’ve ever heard the 2nd verse to this song [probably not].
  • Listen to it again and ask if the 2nd verse sounds like the 1st verse [No].  
  • Then listen yet again and ask what is special about the 2nd verse [even though it’s different, it can be sung at the same time as the 1st verse and it sounds GOOD together!]
Have the kids sing along with the first verse as the 2nd verse is being sung on on the CD/YouTube.
 
Then pass out an unsharpened pencil or some sort of craft stick.  Our primary has choosing sticks that I like to use (more details HERE if you need):
 
Pitch lead the 2nd verse and try to sing along.
PITCH LEADING: As the notes go up, move your hand or stick up (I like to hold the stick sideways) and as the notes go down, you move the stick down.  The kids really love it and it’s a great way to incorporate movement into your lesson.  
After getting comfortable with the 2nd verse, figure out which words/phrases of the 2nd verse are sung at the same time as the first verse/phrases.  Match the flip chart pages from the 1st verse with the pages for the 2nd verse (the images are identical – the words are different).
Camille's Primary Ideas: The Church of Jesus Christ singing time idea
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For example, when the first verse sings, “I belong to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints!”  the 2nd verse will be singing, “This is the church of Jesus Christ.”
 
Add on each of the phrases until all the phrases line up and hopefully listened/sung along enough times that it becomes more familiar.
 

Review Necklaces

Time permitting, divide the primary in half and try to sing both parts with the piano.  Once learned, pull out my Review Necklaces found HERE!

All my printables are free and filed on my Resource Library. Filing instructions for accessing each printable on my Resource Library are below the button.

These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > The Church of Jesus Christ.

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6 thoughts on “The Church of Jesus Christ – 2nd Verse!”

  1. If I'm being honest, I usually ask for forgiveness rather than permission ;). But at the time, my bishop pretty much gave me the green light to anything I chose. But if that's not the case for you, I'd definitely, have your primary presidency and bishopric listen to the youtube version of the song and ask if it's okay to teach to the primary. I posted the youtube link on the other post I have here:

    http://www.camillesprimaryideas.com/2015/04/the-church-of-jesus-christ_16.html

    Good luck!

    ~Camille

  2. Hi Camile, I want to sing this song with my Primary, I am a spanish speaker and there are some words I dont understand after This is the church of Jesus Christ… can you help me with that please. Thank you!

  3. Hi Camille, I want to sing this song with my Primary, I am a spanish speaker and there are some words I dont understand after This is the church of Jesus Christ… can you help me with that please. Thank you!

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