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!
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:
- 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!]
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.
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!
Check out this quick tutorial video for accessing the Resource Library:
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > The Church of Jesus Christ.
6 thoughts on “The Church of Jesus Christ – 2nd Verse!”
Carmella how did you go about getting approval for the 2nd verse? I hope your remeber lol. thank you for this wonderful idea.
I love you blog and all you ideas.
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:
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!
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!
I hope I understand your question. I don’t know Spanish and can’t translate it for you. The 2nd verse to this song is not found in the Children’s Songbook. But I have the words typed up on my Posting Words tab here if it helps:
Maybe you can have them translated for you. Either by using an online translator or someone you know. Sorry I’m not more help!