Testimony Primary Singing Time Ideas

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Make teaching the hymn Testimony in singing time a breeze!  Your Primary will love building their own testimony by using these Testimony Primary singing time ideas!

Camille's Primary Ideas: Testimony Primary Singing Time Ideas

If you are looking for a favorite idea of mine to teach Testimony in singing time, try the Testimony Tower!  Then use those same cups to do a Testimony tap afterword!!

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

  1. Testimony Tower
  2. Testimony Tap
  3. Fill-in-the-Blank
  4. Handbells

Testimony Song History

This excerpt comes from Our Latter-Day Hymns: The Stories and the Messages by Karen Lynn Davidson.

A testimony meeting was the inspiration for the words of this hymn.

…In the early 1970s, Elder Loren C. Dunn, of the First Quorum of the Seventy, attended a seminar of Regional Representatives in Salt Lake City.

Those in attendance bore such powerful testimonies that two of the General Authorities in attendance – Elder Dunn and Elder Bruce R. McConkie – were moved to jot down some lines of poetry before the meeting had finished.  The lines by Elder Dunn became the first verse of Testimony; the rest of the poem came later.

…originally these lines were not intended as a hymn text.  But later, when he shared his poem with Michael Moody, they discussed the possibility of a musical setting for four of the original six verses.

…[Michael Moody, the composer] pointed out that the melody ends on the third note of the scale rather than on the keynote; his purpose was to create a “sense of continuation,” since ideally the message and feelings of the hymn would carry on and on.

Testimony Lyrics and Music

Find the sheet music to Testimony on the Church’s website.  Try reading the lyrics as a poem as it was originally intended:

The witness of the Holy Ghost, As borne by those who know, Has lifted me again to thee, O Father of my soul.

I know that thou art in the heav’n. I know the Savior reigns. I know a prophet speaks to us For our eternal gain.

My eyes are wet; my heart is full. The Spirit speaks today. O Lord, wilt thou my life renew And in my bosom stay.

As testimony fills my heart, It dulls the pain of days. For one brief moment, heaven’s view Appears before my gaze.

Testimony Primary Song Sing Along Video

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

Testimony Flip Chart

Find Testimony 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 Testimony flip chart with pictures is also available to download:

Camille's Primary Ideas: Testimony Singing Time Flip Charts

Download the Free Testimony Singing Time Printables

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Testimony Singing Time Ideas

1. Testimony Tower

Camille's Primary Ideas: Testimony Tower Primary Singing Time Ideas

We build our testimony of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ one piece at a time!  Have your Primary literally build a testimony tower with this Testimony tower singing time idea!

2. Testimony Tap (Cup Bop)

Camille's Primary Ideas: Testimony Tap (Cup Bop) Primary Singing Time Ideas

Since you’ve already pulled out cups, go ahead and use them again with this Testimony tap singing time idea!  Your Primary will have this cup bop rhythm pattern down in no time! 

3. Fill-In-The-Blank

Camille's Primary Ideas: Testimony hymn singing time idea

A Testimony quick fill-in-the-blank is a great way to engage with this hymn in singing time!  Simply suggest they watch the following video on YouTube (or the hymnbook will work too) and fill it out.

4. Handbells for the Hymn, Testimony

This handbell chart for the hymn Testimony plays the melody. Make sure to check out more details for using handbells in singing time.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Testimony Primary Singing Time Ideas

Download the Free Testimony Singing Time Printables

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