Tell me, dear Lord, (verse 2)
by Shauna

I have been struggling with this song.  I didn’t think the kids were “getting” it.  I had a “plan” for today and when I got to church, I felt I needed to do something different.  I got a bunch of paper and some markers.  I sang a line and then had a child come up and draw a picture to represent what that line said and meant.  They were extremely perceptive and showed they really understood the concepts. 

 

This is what they drew:
 
“I would be guided by thy loving hand”  they drew a direction arrow, a heart and a hand
“would hear thy voice”   they drew an ear and a child praying
“obey they blest command”   the sr. drew the 10 Commandments
the jr drew a rainbow so I said Noah was commanded to build a boat to save his family from the flood.  He obeyed that commandment and he and his family were saved from the flood….
“each moment just to know that thou art near” they drew a clock and a child praying and a cloud near the child
“will strength impart and banish every fear”  they drew a strong arm and then they drew something they were afraid of with a circle around it and a line through it (sr. was a spider and jr. was the dark).  We then talked about what banishment and impart means.

 

I have used this method before and it was very cute (the kids love seeing their drawings every time we sing the songs).