What's new: 'Teach Me to Walk in the Light and Other Children’s Favorites' shares Primary favorites

Published: Sunday, Feb. 3 2013 5:00 a.m. MST

"Teach Me to Walk in the Light and Other Children’s Favorites" features 15 songs by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square.

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TEACH ME TO WALK IN THE LIGHT AND OTHER CHILDREN’S FAVORITES,” by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, $17.98

The 15 songs the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform on their new CD are ones that are frequently taught in Primary Singing Time.

Using arrangements by conductors Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, organist Richard Elliot and others, the songs on “Teach Me to Walk in the Light and Other Children’s Favorites,” sweetly share the truths taught in each song.

“Liberated from artifice, it is in the innocent song of a child that we discover the richest essences of belief, hope, love and gratitude,” is written in the text accompanying the CD.

Along with “Teach Me to Walk in the Light,” the choir and orchestra share others found in the LDS Church’s hymnbook — “Love One Another,” “Called to Serve” and “I Am a Child of God.

Others are ones that evoke memories of Primary, including “’Give,’ Said the Little Stream,” “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus,” “I Think When I Read that Sweet Story,” and “Mother, Tell Me the Story.”

And there are some that Primary children have likely learned in the last few years, including “Holding Hands Around the World,” “If the Savior Stood Beside Me,” and “I Will Follow God’s Plan.”

While the arrangements may differ a bit from the songs learned in Singing Times, it’s still a fun CD to sing along with and use to help familiarize children with these songs.

And there is information with the CD about the songwriters and history of each of the songs.

'Give, Said the Little Stream'

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square sing the beloved children's hymn, "'Give,' Said the Little Stream" from their CD "Teach Me to Walk in the Light and Other Children's Favorites."

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