I Believe in Christ Primary Singing Time Ideas

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Who doesn’t love the hymn I Believe in Christ?  Help your Primary children fall in love with it too by using these I Believe in Christ Primary singing time ideas!

Camille's Primary Ideas: I Believe in Christ Primary Singing Time Ideas

If you want something simple, try the Feelings of Christ activity for teaching I Believe in Christ.  However, you can’t go wrong with simplified ASL either (I LOVE teaching simplified ASL to reverent songs about Christ!).

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

    1. Feelings of Christ
    2. Simplified ASL
    3. Draw the Song
    4. Melody Map
    5. Merry Bells
    6. Song Story

I Believe in Christ Song History

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

Coming straight from the heart of a man who had devoted his life to studying about the Savior and serving him, the text of this hymn is truly. a powerful declaration of faith in Jesus Christ, a definitive testimony of his divinity and mission.

The members of the Church first heard the words of this hymn when Elder Bruce R. McConkie, a member of the Quorum of the Twelf Apostles, delivered them as part of his general conference address in April 1972.  Elder Mc Conkie’s widow, Amelia S. McConkie, said that her husband “loved to express his love for the scriptures and Christ in poetry.”…

General conference in April 1985…was Elder McConkie’s last conference- the one where he left his final testimony in a way that those who heard it shall never forget.

At that conference, Elder McConkie bore a powerful, moving witness of Jesus Christ: “I testify that he is the Son of the Living God and was crucified for the sings of the world.  He is our Lord our God, and our King.  This I know of myself independent of any other person.

I am one of his witnesses, and in a coming day I shall feel the nail marks in his hands and in his feet and shall wet his feet with my tears.

But I shall not know any better then than I know now that he is God’s Almighty Son, that he is our Savior and Redeemer, and that salvation comes in and through his atoning blood and in no other way.

The words of this hymn are the words of a servant of the Lord who spent his life speaking and writing about the Savior.  The text is a grand and sweeping testimony of Jesus Christ.  Doubt and unhappiness disappear as faith in Jesus Christ dominates every thought and feeling.

 

I Believe in Christ Lyrics and Music

Find the sheet music to I Believe in Christ on the Church’s website.  There’s no question as to why this is a favorite hymn of the Church!  It’s such beautiful poetry!

I believe in Christ; he is my King! With all my heart to him I’ll sing; I’ll raise my voice in praise and joy, In grand amens my tongue employ. I believe in Christ; he is God’s Son. On earth to dwell his soul did come. He healed the sick; the dead he raised. Good works were his; his name be praised.

I believe in Christ; oh blessed name! As Mary’s Son he came to reign ’Mid mortal men, his earthly kin, To save them from the woes of sin. I believe in Christ, who marked the path, Who did gain all his Father hath, Who said to men: “Come, follow me, That ye, my friends, with God may be.”

I believe in Christ—my Lord, my God! My feet he plants on gospel sod. I’ll worship him with all my might; He is the source of truth and light. I believe in Christ; he ransoms me. From Satan’s grasp he sets me free, And I shall live with joy and love In his eternal courts above.

I believe in Christ; he stands supreme! From him I’ll gain my fondest dream; And while I strive through grief and pain, His voice is heard: “Ye shall obtain.” I believe in Christ; so come what may, With him I’ll stand in that great day When on this earth he comes again To rule among the sons of men.

I Believe in Christ Primary Song Sing Along Video

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

I Believe in Christ Flip Chart

Find I Believe in Christ 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 I Believe in Christ His Truth flip chart with pictures is also available to download:

Camille's Primary Ideas: Book of Mormon Singing Time Flip Chart I Believe in Christ

Download the Free I Believe in Christ Singing Time Printables

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I Believe in Christ Singing Time Ideas

1. Feelings of Christ

Camille's Primary Ideas: I Believe in Christ Primary singing time idea using names of Christ

I love what Nikki shared on the PML FB group for letting children share their feelings of Christ.  Simple yet SO effective!  She stated:

I put up a picture of our Savior on a chalkboard and let everyone in the room write their feelings about Christ on the chalkboard while listening to the song… I handed out 6 pieces of chalk around the room (we have a huge Primary) and told the kids they could write their feelings and pass the chalk along to their classmates afterward (no pressure for anyone, but I wanted to be sure everyone had a chance, even the teachers).

Even for littles, you or teachers can write their feelings on the board for them!

2. Simplified ASL

Camille's Primary Ideas: I Believe in Christ Primary singing time idea using simplified ASL

I LOVE teaching reverent Primary songs and hymns about the Savior in simplified ASL!  Maybe because I love signing all the various names of Christ or, just the spirit ASL brings into the room.

Teaching the full sign language is typically too difficult (at least for me) in Primary so I suggest picking out keywords and signing those.  These are the keywords I suggest you teach:

  • Believe
  • Christ
  • King
  • Heart
  • Sing
  • Voice
  • Praise
  • Joy
  • Amens
  • Christ
  • God’s son
  • Earth
  • Soul
  • Healed
  • Dead
  • Praised

More details are forthcoming so stay tuned!!  In the meantime, find more details for how I sign in singing time.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Signing in Singing Time Tips

3. Draw the Song

Camille's Primary Ideas: I Believe in Christ Primary Singing Time Ideas draw the song

Let your Primary teach I Believe in Christ by drawing various phrases found in this hymn.  Then have them showcase their drawings to the rest of the Primary!

4. Melody Map

Camille's Primary Ideas: I Believe in Christ Primary Singing Time ideas using a melody map

Keep it simple and let children draw dots on the board to create the melody to I Believe in Christ.  If you want to really challenge them, draw a 5-line musical staff on the board and start them off with the first note!  Either way, use the music from the hymnbook to check your answers!

5. Handbells for I Believe in Christ

Camille's Primary Ideas: NEW Merry Bells Hymns DVD for home or singing time

A handbell option for I Believe in Christ is Merry Bells.  There are several options to choose from:

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5. Song Story

Camille's Primary Ideas: I Believe in Christ Primary singing time idea song story

Teach I Believe in Christ in singing time by using a song story!  Tell a story that is interspersed with phrases of the song and your children will have no trouble relating to this beloved hymn!

Leave your I Believe in Christ Singing Time Ideas

How are you teaching I Believe in Christ in singing time?  Leave a comment with your suggestions and ideas!

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