"We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.
- Articles of Faith 1:4

"For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you."
John 13:15

The Story Behind the Song

I wrote this song when I was a Primary teacher for a group of 9 very rambunctious Sunbeams (3 and 4 year olds). I loved these sweet children and the Spirit that was always with them, and I wanted to write a simple Primary song I could teach them to help reinforce the things we had been talking about in Sharing Time each week.

The Sharing Time lessons for the month all started with the phrase: “I will follow Jesus Christ by…” and then each lesson focused on a different step along the Covenant path as we followed the Savior.

The song is incredibly simple, but so are the basic gospel truths we were teaching to these innocent little ones, which are so foundational to everything we believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


To show faith in Jesus Christ,
I know I must be baptized.
Must repent each time I pray;
Live the gospel every day.

And the covenants I make
I know I must not forsake.
I can have eternal life,
When I follow Jesus Christ.

Through the Spirit’s quiet voice
I can make the better choice.
I feel comfort, hope, and peace
When the Spirit speaks to me.

And my faith will grow each day
As I follow in His way.
I can have eternal life,
When I follow Jesus Christ.

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