Behold the Great Redeemer Die


Teach Behold the Great Redeemer Die in singing time using this simple lesson plan that utilizes mainly the Gospel Art Book.  Your Primary will love recognizing this hymn when it is sung in sacrament meeting, typically as the sacrament hymn.

Camille's Primary Ideas Behold the Great Redeemer Die Singing Time Lesson Plan

When teaching hymns, I typically only teach only the first verse.  However, with this activity, if you want to teach all the verses, you easily can!

Gospel Art Book Images

You need to post these 3 pictures of the Savior:

Garden of Gethsemane HERE:

Garden of Gethsemane

The Crucifixion HERE:

Child taking the sacrament HERE:

All images can be found in the Gospel Art Book (or GAB).  Purchase a copy HERE or download and print using the links above. 

TIP: Take apart your purchased Gospel Art Book and place each page in sheet protectors then in a big 3-ring binder for easy storing:

Singing Time Idea

Display the pictures on the chalkboard and tell the children that this song is found in our Hymnbook and is typically sung as a sacrament song, or the song just before we take the sacrament.  It talks about the importance of the Savior’s sacrifice.

Then teach the following actions below:

Demonstration Video

Check out my quick demonstration video for teaching Behold the Great Redeemer Die which includes actions in singing time using this lesson plan:

You can also find this video on my YouTube channel HERE.  I’d love it if you’d like and subscribe!

Camille's Primary Ideas: posting words for singing time, singing time flip charts
Do it again, but have the children follow your actions, still not singing.  Repeat again having them start to listen for answers to these questions found in the song:
  • What words are sung as we circle our hands? (great, die, law, satisfy, live, win)
  • What words rhyme? (die, satisfy)
  • What words has 4 pitches on it? (live)
  • What word has 2 pitches on it (and)
  • Which line is sung two times? (He dies a sacrifice for sin)
The children can and will probably start to sing along as they become more familiar with the song and the actions.  Sing the song between each question.
Once you’ve gone through all the questions, a fun option is to add scarves!
Camille's Primary Ideas: Using Scarves for Movement
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fun idea also to do with this song is to coordinate with your ward music leader and have this song sung as the sacrament hymn within a few weeks after teaching it.  Have the kids listen for it then come to you for a little reward of some kind (like a sticker or small piece of candy).

Bear Testimony

Bear testimony of the importance Jesus Christ’s sacrament.  Consider quoting the last line of the song.  The reason why Jesus Christ died and atoned for our sins is so that “man may live and glory win” or put another way, so that we can live with Heavenly Father again.

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5 thoughts on “Behold the Great Redeemer Die”

  1. Hi Camille!
    Thanks for all of your preparation! You are my weekly go-to and I appreciate your work so much. Just a small correction if this helps: your list of words in which the kids circle their hands is missing "great" and "law". And maybe other possible rhyming works are "sin & win". Thanks again!!

  2. CAMILLE! I LOVE THIS! I've watched the video a zillion times to make sure I've got it all down. I just can't thank you enough for the time you take to give us ideas. Or in my case do all the thinking for me;) I've got the scarves, the words, and the actions written out, I think I'm ready to roll. Bless you for everything! And I LOVE the youtube channel.

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