Hymns can be a little tricky to teach in singing time. They use big words and tend to be lengthy. But with these Have I Done Any Good? Primary singing time ideas, you’re bound to have success!
Your Primary will have a blast learning Have I Done Any Good with these Singing Time ideas!1
Because the beat to this hymn is strong and steady, I recommend using maracas as you teach it. Not only do maracas emphasize the beat, but they get your Primary’s large muscle groups moving, thus increasing their engagement level.
Teach the hymn, Have I Done Any Good? using these various singing time methods (click on the link to jump to that section):
History of Have I Done Any Good In the World Today
This information comes from hymns.com.
Will L. Thompson is believed to have first published “Have I Done Any Good?” in 1904 in the New Century Hymnal, and included in the 1909 Deseret Sunday School Songs.
It appeared in later hymnals and in subsequent Latter-day Saint Hymnals, although in a slightly different form than the current 1985 edition.
Have I Done Any Good In the World Today Lyrics and Music
Find the sheet music to Have I Done Any Good? on the Church’s website. This hymn asks such poignant questions!
Have I done any good in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need? Have I cheered up the sad and made someone feel glad? If not, I have failed indeed. Has anyone’s burden been lighter today Because I was willing to share? Have the sick and the weary been helped on their way? When they needed my help was I there?
[Chorus] Then wake up and do something more Than dream of your mansion above. Doing good is a pleasure, a joy beyond measure, A blessing of duty and love.
There are chances for work all around just now, Opportunities right in our way. Do not let them pass by, saying, “Sometime I’ll try,” But go and do something today. ’Tis noble of man to work and to give; Love’s labor has merit alone. Only he who does something helps others to live. To God each good work will be known.
Have I Done Any Good flip chart
Find Have I Done Any Good? lyrics in a printable flip chart format so you can easily post the words in your Primary!
Also available is a flip chart with illustrations by Susan Fitch:
Ideas for teaching Have I Done Any Good Lyrics in Singing Time
3. Ribbon Wand Actions
Angela shared her ribbon wand actions for teaching Have I Done Any Good. Check out her YouTube video here at 4:20:
This handbell chart for teaching Have I Done Any Good? plays the chorus using chording. Find more details for using handbells in singing time.
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