For a fun and creative way to teach this song, especially the combined 3rd verse, you’ll love these Love is Spoken Here Melody Charts! It uses two styles I’ve previously used including a line connected Melody Chart in Search Ponder and Pray and then a bar graph inspired melody chart I used to teach An Angel Came to Joseph Smith.
Love is Spoken Here Melody Charts
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This melody chart is really 3-in-1! You can use the charts included below for just the 1st verse, just the 2nd verse, or the combined 3rd verse.
I’ve included the 3rd combined verse first, as I’ve planned this melody chart specifically around that verse, but you can teach whichever verse you prefer. Or use one melody chart one week, then the next a few weeks later, then finally the combined one as a fun review idea later!
Sing through Love is Spoken here verse or full song you plan to teach first, before introducing the melody chart.
Post or point out the melody chart. What do you notice? Do you see any patterns?
Let the kids answer what they see in the melody chart and then sing through the verse again while you check their answers and then talk about the different things you’ve found – repeating patterns, colors, highs and lows, etc.
You can sing small parts of the song acapella to help them hear and visualize the movement of the notes.
Use this key to help break down some of the concepts hidden within this song:
- Who – Orange – The word describing who this verse is talking about. Who are the characters in this song?
- I, My, Mother, Family, She, Her, Father, Savior, Mine, Father, Me, They
- What – Yellow – Action Words – What is happening? What can you visualize?
- Kneeling, Hear, Whisper, Bows, Pray, Plea, Spoken, Leading, Teaching, Obey, Teach
- Where – Green – Where are they? What words talk about location?
- Home, Where, Here, Way, Near
- When – Blue – What do the lyrics say about time? When does this take place?
- Each, Day, Every, Hour, Often, When
- Why – Purple – Feeling Words – How does it impact how we feel?
- Blessed, Strength, Power, Trust, Clear, Love, Feel, Quiets, Fears, Thankful
Break the Primary in 2, 3, or 5 groups. Divide up the colors by a random selection. The groups sing just their colored words. For 5 groups, no one sings the grey words! Use the cards at the end of this printable to help you divide the room.
Personalize the notes! Have the children come up to color in a circle or a block with an image!
Add an action to match one of the colors. Such as stomping for every green word referencing places. For the length and complexity of this song, I’d probably stick to just 1-2 actions for the song.
Head over to see this fun color-in or pre-colored Seek the Lord Early Melody Bar Chart for even more fun ideas for how to use a melody chart in Singing Time.
Printable Love is Spoken Here Melody Charts and Lesson Plan
Within this printable, there are actually 3 melody charts! You can focus on just the 1st, just the 2nd, or the combined 3rd verse with a flip chart option for each.
The first page is a quick 1-page overview of how to use this melody chart during Singing Time with a guide to the colors as well and fun extension activities you could add!
Then, there are 6 pages for the 1st and then 2nd verses and 7 pages for the 3rd verse with the extra chorus line. At the end of the printables is also a set of cards you can use to help with explaining the chart or dividing the room!
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Head over next to this fun and one of a kind Love is Spoken Here Egg Carton instrument pattern!
Which verse will you teach with the Love is Spoken Here Melody Charts?