This afternoon we were blessed by the Primary’s Sacrament Presentation where all the children participated in a scripted lesson interlaced with a variety of songs. I worked as a teacher in the Primary for many years, perhaps the most enjoyable calling I’ve ever had in the Church. Many of the songs were familiar; however, none were more powerfully rendered than Love is Spoken Here, the men’s/boy’s part being carried strongly by Brother Ben Ireland. Both Lucy and I wept openly as the Spirit touched our hearts.
I’ve included a link in the title bar to a simple version, a chance to hear it while at the same time I’d have to say that it comes no where near as powerful as today’s presentation by a large group of Primary children and Ben Ireland’s voice helping out. Make sure to click on the option “words and music”.
“Love Is Spoken Here,” Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 190–91
Gently Sing parts separately, then combined using third ending.
1. (Girls) I see my mother kneeling with our family each day. I hear the words she whispers as she bows her head to pray. Her plea to the Father quiets all my fears, And I am thankful love is spoken here.
2. (Boys) Mine is a home where ev’ry hour is blessed by the strength of priesthood pow’r, With father and mother leading the way, Teaching me how to trust and obey; And the things they teach are crystal clear, For love is spoken here.
[3rd ending] I can often feel the Savior near When love is spoken here.
Words and music: Janice Kapp Perry, b. 1938© 1980 by Janice Kapp Perry. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.