"Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself. And now, my sons, I would that ye should look to the great Mediator, and hearken unto his great commandments; and be faithful unto his words, and choose eternal life, according to the will of his Holy Spirit"
- 2 Nephi 2:27-28

The Story Behind the Song

This very simple song was written for a group of Primary children as we were learning about the importance of agency, and about the impact our choices have on who we become. I loved listening to President Thomas S. Monson and how he so lovingly counseled us to always choose the right. In his 2016 talk, "Choices," he said:

I have been thinking recently about choices. It has been said that the door of history turns on small hinges, and so do people’s lives. The choices we make determine our destiny. When we left our premortal existence and entered mortality, we brought with us the gift of agency. Our goal is to obtain celestial glory, and the choices we make will, in large part, determine whether or not we reach our goal....

May we maintain the courage to defy the consensus. May we ever choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong. As we contemplate the decisions we make in our lives each day—whether to make this choice or that choice—
if we choose Christ, we will have made the correct choice.


Jesus taught the way to live
To love, to serve, and to forgive
He leads me with His perfect light
He teaches me to choose the right

I will follow in His way
When He calls me, I'll obey
And when I seek His perfect light
I will choose the right

I'll follow Him with all my might
I will choose the right

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