Follow the Prophet LDS Song

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When we follow the prophet, we are blessed with safety, peace, and spiritual strength when we listen to and obey their counsel.  So make sure to teach the blessings of following the prophet by teaching Follow the Prophet using these Primary singing time ideas.  They won’t lead you astray ;).

Camille's Primary Ideas: Follow the Prophet Singing Time Ideas

If a Primary songs tells a great story … then build on that great story with your singing time activity!  That’s why I recommend teaching Follow the Prophet using the stories from the scriptures with pictures of each prophet!

Teach the Primary song, Follow the Prophet using these various singing time methods (click on the link to jump to that section):

  1. Scripture Stories
  2. Memory
  3. Handbells
  4. A Children’s Songbook Companion
  5. Simplified ASL
  6. Sharla Dance
  7. Puppet Video

Follow The Prophet LDS Song History

This information comes from Stories from The Children’s Songbook by Sister Pat Graham.

Since the Children’s Sacrament Meeting Program of 1988, boys and girls have been enjoying the additional verses to “Book of Mormon Stories.”

The Songbook Committee thought children would enjoy a song about the Old Testament stories—with, of course, a Jewish flavor. A memorable chorus could contain the main message of the song.

Duane Hiatt, who performed musical comedy professionally with the “Three D’s,” was asked to try the idea. He played his guitar and made nine verses with a catchy melody.

As a father of fifteen children, he knew what children would enjoy singing. The “hook of the song,” or the part you remember, is the chorus.

Follow The Prophet Lyrics

Find the sheet music to Follow the Prophet on the Church’s website.  I absolutely love all the catchy verses about the various Old Testament prophets.  And you just can’t beat that repetitive chorus drilling the importance of following the prophet:

1. In a place called Eden, he helped things to grow. Adam served the Lord by following his ways. We are his descendants in the latter days.

[CHORUS] Follow the prophet, follow the prophet, Follow the prophet; don’t go astray. Follow the prophet, follow the prophet, Follow the prophet; he knows the way.

2. Enoch was a prophet; he taught what was good. People in his city did just what they should. When they were so righteous that there was no sin, Heav’nly Father took them up to live with him.

[CHORUS]

3. Noah was a prophet called to preach the word, Tried to cry repentance, but nobody heard. They were busy sinning—Noah preached in vain. They wished they had listened when they saw the rain.

[CHORUS]

4. Abraham the prophet prayed to have a son, So the Lord sent Isaac as the chosen one. Isaac begat Jacob, known as Israel; Jacob’s sons were twelve tribes, so the Bible tells.

[CHORUS]

5. Moses was a prophet sent to Israel. He would lead them to the promised land to dwell. They were slow to follow, or so it appears. They were in the wilderness for forty years.

[CHORUS]

6. Samuel was a prophet chosen as a boy. Hannah promised God her son would serve with joy. In the tabernacle, Samuel heard his name; He was called by God and answered, “Here I am!”

[CHORUS]

7. Jonah was a prophet, tried to run away, But he later learned to listen and obey. When we really try, the Lord won’t let us fail: That’s what Jonah learned deep down inside the whale.

[CHORUS]

8. Daniel was a prophet. He refused to sin; So the king threw Daniel in the lion’s den. Angels calmed the lions, and the king soon saw Daniel’s pow’r was great, for he obeyed God’s law.

[CHORUS]

9. Now we have a world where people are confused. If you don’t believe it, go and watch the news. We can get direction all along our way, If we heed the prophets—follow what they say.

[CHORUS]

Ideas For Teaching The Follow The Prophet Song

You may also want to check out the sing along video for Follow the Prophet.  It’s a great way for you to easily become more familiar with it or to show to your Primary during singing time.

Follow the Prophet Flip Chart

Find Follow the Prophet lyrics in a printable flip chart format so you can easily post the words in your Primary!

Camille's Primary Ideas: posting words for singing time, singing time flip charts

This Follow the Prophet flip chart created by Jolly Jenn is also available to download.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Book of Mormon Singing Time Flip Charts

Follow the Prophet Primary Singing Time Ideas

1. Scripture Stories

Camille's Primary Ideas: Follow the Prophet singing time idea

If a Primary song tells a story, then by all means, use that to your advantage to teach it in singing time!  This Follow the Prophet singing time idea uses pictures and scriptures stories to teach it in Primary.

2. Follow The Prophet LDS Game of Memory

Camille's Primary Ideas: Follow the Prophet memory singing time lesson plan idea

Combine a favorite game with learning a Primary song! Play Follow the Prophet Memory and your Primary is sure to come away remembering the stories of each Prophet!

3. Handbells for Follow the Prophet

This handbell chart utilizes simple chording. Make sure to check out more details for using handbells in singing time.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Follow the Prophet singing time ideas

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These printables are filed on the Resource Library page under Song Title > Follow the Prophet.

 

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4. A Children's Songbook Companion

Children’s Songbook Companion contains a singing time lesson plan for every single song in the Children’s Songbook including Follow the Prophet.

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5. Simplified ASL

ASL is always a great option as well!   Check out is Follow the Prophet asl video for the chorus here:

6. Sharla Dance

Camille's Primary Ideas Meets Sharla Dance

Sharla Dance uses Maori sticks activity to teach Follow the Prophet:

Also these partner body rhythms:

Or Drawing Follow the Prophet:

7. Follow the Prophet Video

You have to check out this darling puppet video:

Follow the Prophet Puppet Video

You have to check out this darling puppet video.  Either watch it in singing time, or just share it in your Primary’s newsletter or on your Primary Facebook page:

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How are you teaching Follow the Prophet in singing time?  Leave a comment with your suggestions and ideas!

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