Gethsemane Flip Chart & Lyrics

I’m planning to use this Gethsemane flip chart as my April song choice for Come, Follow Me this year! I can’t think of any better song to teach this year than Gethsemane Primary song by Melanie Hoffman (links to the Gethsemane song sheet music!) while we study the life of the Savior!

You’ll be able to read through all the Gethsemane song lyrics below from the in Gethsemane song. There are a couple other LDS songs with this title (like Salley Deford Gethsemane song), but this is the one perfect for Primary children!

Gethsemane lyrics and flip chart for LDS Primary Music leaders singing time!

Gethsemane Flip Chart

This Gethsemane flip chart has colored keywords to help the kids learn and remember the entire song! It’s perfect for primary-aged kids to learn about the life of Jesus Christ with a meaningful song that will stick with them for a lifetime.

Green = Gethsemane / garden
Blue = prayer
Red = love / his promise

Even a young audience can understand all the pain of Christ alone in the garden of Gethsemane and shedding great drops of blood – these are visuals that even the little kids can understand and help bring a greater connection to the Atonement.

Gethsemane flip chart for LDS Primary Music leaders singing time!

You can see every one of our available charts in this master Flip Chart printables list!

You’re going to want this cheat sheet post on how I use flip charts! One of my favorite tricks is using split rings so the chart is completely contained (the best part is no dropping pages!)

LDS Gethsemane Lyrics

This song is written by Melanie Hoffman and was published in the Friend Magazine. It is considered pre-approved to teach in Primary. You can find the Gethsemane sheet music here.

Verse 1:
Jesus climbed the hill to the garden still.
His steps were heavy and slow.
Love and a prayer took Him there
To the place only He could go.

Gethsemane. Jesus loves me.
So He went willingly to Gethsemane.

Verse 2:
He felt all that was sad, wicked, or bad,
All the pain we would ever know.
While his friends were asleep
He fought to keep His promise made long ago.

Verse 3:
The hardest thing that ever was done,
The greatest pain that ever was known,
The biggest battle that ever was won –
This was done by Jesus!
The fight was won by Jesus!

Special Finale Chorus:
Gethsemane. Jesus loves me.
So He gave His gift to me in Gethsemane.
Gethsemane. Jesus loves me.
So He gave His gift to me from Gethsemane.

“Gethsemane” by Melanie Hoffman © 2018 Melanie Hoffman. Used by permission.

Gethsemane Jesus Loves Me Coloring pages and drawing singing time ideas for LDS Primary Music Leaders to teach the music and song.

See our fun Gethsemane Jesus Loves Me Drawing singing time lesson plan over here! Or browse all of our Gethsemane Primary Song Ideas here!

Singing Time Gethsemane Flip Chart Printable

This colorful Gethsemane flip chart is 5-pages long and was designed to need to flip as few pages as possible — this was a tough one as such a long song!

Pay special attention to the last page of the song where the chorus repeats, but with slightly different words. I’ve underlined those words so you’ll sing the first one the first time through and the second ones the second time through.

You can also skip the last page entirely, once your Primary knows the chorus well enough.

And don’t forget to grab the Gethsemane sheet music PDF free copy over on The Church of Jesus Christ website! (Just click on the image to open it up full page).

Printable Gethsemane flip chart for LDS Primary Music leaders singing time!

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Gethsemane Color-in Flip Chart

For another option, you might like this coloring page flip chart that’s easy on your printer and a landscape orientation.

Gethsemane Primary Program
Flip Chart Printable

Grab this 5-page landscape basic Gethsemane flip chart for use in your Primary room or for the Primary Program presentation! This is also great for those that don’t want to use any colored ink!

Gethsemane Slideshow Flip Chart

For those with easy access to tech in your Primary rooms, you might pick this slideshow flipchart for Gethsemane! It’s the same as our primary program flip chart with 1 page per verse and a verse for the chorus and for the special final chorus. That makes it easy to display the words without having to flip through pages of slides.

Head over to this post to find 25 Ways to Teach Gethsemane Song in Primary!

25 Gethsemane Singing Time Ideas - Easy ways to teach Gethsemane song for LDS Primary Music Leaders including printable song helps with a variety of learning styles. Links to videos, movement activities, living music, and even a book for teaching with purpose!

Have any feedback about my Gethsemane flip chart? Let me know in the comments! Have you taught the Getsemane lyrics in Primary before?

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5 thoughts on “Gethsemane Flip Chart & Lyrics”

  1. I printed off the flip chart for Gethsemane, and it only has the words to the song. Where can I find the one with pictures? That would be helpful.. Thanks

  2. Is there a reason you didn’t separate the chorus this time? I’m worried that even flipping back to the first time will confuse the children as it then goes straight into verse 2. And the chorus is doing twice but worth different words after the third verse. I LOVE your flip charts, but I feel I can’t really use this one with the confusing chorus and that makes me really sad ????.

    • Hey Crystal, Thanks for the feedback! I only ever show the chorus the first time through it (the kids usually do NOT need a flip chart for the chorus). I’ll take a look and see if I can rework it to fit on it’s own page. I’m sure it was a spacing constraint.


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