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Search, Ponder, and Pray/I Think When I Read That Sweet Story

“Search the scriptures…for they are they which testify of me.”

John 5:39 KJV

About the Song

Words: Jaclyn Thomas Milne, Jemima Luke; Music: Carol Baker Black, Leah Ashton Lloyd; Arranged by Sally DeFord.

This arrangement was sung by a Primary children’s choir during the October, 2015 General Conference

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I love to read the holy scriptures
And every time I do
I feel the Spirit start to grow within my heart
A testimony that they’re true

Search, ponder, and pray are the things that I must do
The Spirit will gude and deep inside
I’ll know the scriptures are true

I think when I read that sweet story of old
When Jesus was here among men
How he called little children like lambs to His fold
I would like to have been with him then

I wish that his hands had been placed on my head,
That his arms had been thrown around me,
That I might have seen his kind look when he said,
“Let the little ones come unto me.”

So, prayerfully I’ll read the scriptures
Each day my whole life through.
I’ll come to understand.
I’ll heed the Lord’s command
And live as he would have me do.

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  1. Lynette Jacob

    Is there any way to get an instrumental for this medley. Our primary are singing it for Primary Presentation this year.
    Please advise.

  2. Estrellita D. Corpuz

    Thank you for the beautiful music. That was lovely and very pleasing to the ears. This may be attributed to the children’s voices. The organizers of this children’s choir did a great job!

  3. Rebekah Mildenhall

    Do you have this piece in a pc file? The link only takes me to a pdf, and I would love to transpose it. Thanks!

  4. Laurie

    Hello! I love this beautiful arrangement, but I can’t seem to access the sheet music. Is it still available?

  5. Cheryl

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful talents!

  6. Marcia

    Thank you so much!!

  7. Miriam Hawkes Boatright

    Thank you for all your beautiful music! I’m sure you’ll be amazed to learn someday how far-reaching and personal your influence has been in bringing people nearer to Christ.


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