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"I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus" Music Video

The May 2014 issue of Friend Magazine includes a story by President Henry B. Eyring about the children's song "I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus". An excerpt from the story is below:

How that wonderful transformation will happen is captured for me in a song written for children, “I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus” (Children’s Songbook, 78). I remember watching the faces of a room full of children singing it on a Sunday. Each of the children was leaning forward, almost to the front of the chair. I could see light in their eyes and determination in their faces as they sang with gusto.
It seemed to me that they were not just singing; they were declaring their determination. Jesus Christ was their example. To be like Him was their goal. And their eager looks and their shining eyes convinced me that they had no doubts. They expected to succeed. They were sure He had prepared the way.

Click here to read the full story and see an accompanying children's activity.