When I was a little primary girl, I remember the singing time chorister spontaneously asking if anyone wanted to sing a solo. I thought she was telling a joke and to be funny I raised my hand. With a bright smile she called my name and motioned for me to come up to the front of the class. Immediate regrets.
I somehow summoned the courage to approach the stand and was greeted by the words to I Know My Father Lives. When the song ended the chorister rested her hand on my shoulder and warmly encouraged me, thanking me for participating. A few weeks later I somehow found myself roped into singing this solo in front of the whole congregation for the primary program.
The experience was TERRIFYING, but because of that memory this tune quickly became one of my most favorite songs in the primary hymnbook.
A few nights ago I was singing lullabies to my toddler as he fell asleep and sang this familiar melody. I pondered the lyrics and realized if my testimony could be summed up in one primary song, this would be it!
I know my Father lives and loves me too.
The spirit whispers this to me and tells me it is true,
And tells me it is true.
My relationship with my Heavenly Father is magical. Everything in this gospel I believe sparks from the knowledge that I know I have a Father in Heaven who loves me.
As I grew older, layers of spiritual experiences wrapped around this little seed of faith from my childhood and made it stronger and unbreakable. New hymns pierced my spirit and added to my list of favorite church songs. Each one focused on that love I feel from God.
I finally sat down and attempted to translate this testimony into music. You might notice I tried to make the introduction sound plain and simple, just like a little primary testimony. For fun, see if you can catch all the hidden tunes in the medley and the underlining theme of our Heavenly Father.
If my fingers could bear my testimony, this is what they'd say...