He Sent His Son Primary Singing Time Ideas

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The questions asked in this beloved Primary song are ones that EVERY Primary child should know the answers too!  They’ll DEFINITELY know the answers after learning He Sent His Son using these Primary singing time ideas!

Camille's Primary Ideas: He Sent His Son Primary Singing Time Ideas

Because He Sent His Son has such amazing questions and answers, I suggest utilizing those to your advantage and let your Primary match them up during singing time!

Also make sure to check out these other He Sent His Son singing time ideas as well (click on the link to jump to that section):

    1. Question & Answer Match-Up
    2. Review Cards
    3. Music Theory
    4. Handbells
    5. A Children’s Songbook Companion
    6. Sharla Dance
    7. Simplified ASL
    8. Resurrection Symbols

He Sent His Son Song History

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

Mabel Gabbott said the poem for “He Sent His Son” was written “when I was wondering about our Father in Heaven sending His spirit children to earth to be tested. How could He teach them the way to return to Him? The answer: He sent His Son.

Every year Brother Moody [the composer] writes a Christmas song for his family and friends. For his Christmas song in 1981 he wrote a musical phrase to emphasize each question and answer in Sister Gabbott’s poem, “He Sent His Son.” It was published in the Friend magazine, December 1984.

Several melody notes were mistakenly changed in the first typesetting of the music. Brother Moody said maybe it was better that way, and left the change. The optional notes in the last three measures were added for a children’s choir in the tabernacle in 1985.

He Sent His Son Lyrics and Music

Find the sheet music to He Sent His Son on the Church’s website.  Just listen to the lyrics of this beautiful question and answer poem:

How could the Father tell the world of love and tenderness?

He sent his Son, a newborn babe, with peace and holiness.

How could the Father show the world the pathway we should go?

He sent his Son to walk with men on earth, that we may know.

How could the Father tell the world of sacrifice, of death?

He sent his Son to die for us and rise with living breath.

What does the Father ask of us? What do the scriptures say?

Have faith, have hope, live like his Son, help others on their way.

What does he ask? Live like his Son.

He Sent His Son Primary Song Sing Along Video

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

He Sent His Son His Truth Flip Chart

Find He Sent His Son 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

Or this He Sent His Son flip chart with pictures is also available to download:

Camille's Primary Ideas: Book of Mormon Singing Time Flip Charts He Sent His Son

Download the Free He Sent His Son Singing Time Printables

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He Sent His Son Singing Time Ideas

1. Question & Answer Match-Up

Camille's Primary Ideas: He Sent His Son lesson plan using questions and answers

He Sent His Son contains a series of questions that are then answered.  Go into more depth in singing time with this question and answer match-up.

2. Review Cards

Camille's Primary Ideas: Singing Time Review cards

A great way to switch up singing the questions and answers are by using singing time review cards.  Create various groups – one group sings the questions and the other sings the answers!

3. Music Theory

Camille's Primary Ideas: He Sent His Son Primary Singing Time Ideas music theory

Put the FEELING into He Sent His Son by teaching basic music theory! There are so many fun dynamics that you can’t NOT sing it without them!

4. Handbells for He Sent His Son

This partial handbell chart utilizes simple chording on the chorus.  It only uses the 5 keywords from the question and answer match-up (see #1 singing time idea)! Make sure to check out more details for using handbells in singing time.

Camille's Primary Ideas: He Sent His Son Primary Singing Time Ideas handbells

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Merry Bells

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Merry Bells has handbell charts for He Sent His Son. There are several options to choose from:

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5. 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 He Sent His Son.

Camille's Primary Ideas: He Sent His Son Primary Singing Time Ideas A Children's Songbook Companion

These printables are filed on the Resource Library page under Song Title > He Sent His Son.

 

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6. Sharla Dance

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Sharla Dance has a YouTube video for teaching this song using one of her favorite props … paper plates!  Check it out here:

7. Simplified ASL

Holly from Primary Choristers has demonstration videos for teaching He Sent His Son using ASL!  Perfect for little (or big!) hands!  Check out her explanation video here:

Then sing along with her here for practice before teaching:

Then make sure to check out my post HERE for more helpful tips for teaching sign language in singing time!

8. Resurrection Symbols

Camille's Primary Ideas: He Sent His Son Primary Singing Time Ideas Resurrection Symbols from the Friend

The June 2023 Friend magazine has an activity entitled Resurrection Symbols.  Sing He Sent His Son as you pass around one of these items at a time:

  • a nail
  • piece of wood
  • piece of cloth
  • stone

After singing, discuss why these items symbolize Jesus Christ.  Then repeat with a new item until all items have been passed around, discussed and the song sung.

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