I’ve really fallen in love with the song Redeemer of Israel while singing it over and over to practice it and come up with all these fun Redeemer of Israel Singing Time ideas below!
I highly recommend teaching it, it’s a perfect song to help the kids remember that even though we don’t hear about Jesus Christ as often in the Old Testament, he is our Lord and King that is spoken of in the Old Testament Primary Songs just with other names! It’s also a beautiful song that just makes me think of the 2nd coming!
We sang this song TWICE at our recent Stake Conference (which is what we call Latter-day Saints worship services as a region) plus in General Conference! I love how much we are focusing on this song
It is the song of the month for Come Follow Me in April of the Old Testament year. If you have a bunch of little children in your Junior Primary, you might choose to focus on teaching this song to only your older children in the Senior Primary and give them a special song to sing as part of the Primary Program presentation in sacrament meeting!
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Redeemer of Israel Flip Charts
Get started with this helpful post with a variety of colorful and different style Redeemer of Israel Flip Chart and Lyrics! It’s always a good idea to have a flip charts handy for when you’re first learning the song or if you have a visitor in Primary!
This song is included in the LDS green hymn book on page #6. You can find printable sheet music on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website here.
8 Redeemer of Israel Singing Time Ideas
We’ll get started first with direct links to all the singing time ideas here on my blog. I’ve shared tons of activities here on this website and you’ll be able to easily find each of those activities from this list below. Then, there are more fun ideas after that!
1. Redeemer of Israel – Cup Actions
Use this fun series of Redeemer of Israel Cup Actions to add in tons of movement and intrigue. The cups will help you shape a variety of actions for the keywords that will help the kids learn and remember the lyrics of Redeemer of Israel with ease! Try extending this activity to the second verse with the older kids helping to create the actions!
2. Redeemer of Israel – Word Map
This Redeemer of Israel Word Map is a great way to visually display the lyrics of the song and tie each line back to the Redeemer. It can help visual and logic learners really tie back each line of this more difficult song back to the focus! Start with the first line of the song, “Redeemer of Israel our only delight…” and continue to build up the song line by line.
3. Redeemer of Israel – Dot Words
There’s several fun ways to use this Redeemer of Israel Dot Words singing time idea! Use it to fill in the blanks, mix and match and unscramble the line order word strips, add actions, or try one of our other extension ideas.
4. Redeemer of Israel – Shadow & Pillar
In this Redeemer of Israel Shadow & Pillar lesson plan you’ll help the kids better understand the symbols of shadows and pillars and make the song come to life in a brand new way for the Primary children! This activity is specifically designed for the first verse covering the symbols talked about in that short verses lyrics!
5. Redeemer of Israel – Lyrics Art
I’m excited for this a little more unique and different Redeemer of Israel Lyrics Art activity! It makes me think of street art, which my boys were recently admiring in Richmond, Virginia. Have them help you fill in the keyword posters with related keywords to add meaning and depth to the lyrics.
6. Redeemer of Israel – Cup Stacking
Reuse your plastic cups from the earlier idea in this Redeemer of Israel Cup Stacking singing time plan! It uses the words and a big letter to represent the longer words for a fun crack the code element, too! Stacking cups helps build their concentration and focus while adding layered meaning to the song with purpose!
7. Redeemer of Israel – Shadow Puppets
I have to say, this might be the lesson I’m MOST excited for! What better way to teach about shadows then with this fun Redeemer of Israel Shadow Puppets theater! The kids will get to make different parts of the song come to life with a shadow puppet.
8. Redeemer of Israel – Jingle Bells
Have the kids help you bring the music to life with this Redeemer of Israel Jingle Bells activity. The kids can ring out their bells on each of the keywords or use it as a fun competition game by splitting the Primary room into 2 groups! Lots of fun extension activities to expand this lesson plan.
12 MORE Different Ways to Teach Redeemer of Israel
I’ve gathered a whole bunch of varied and fun ways to teach this song created by other Primary Music Leaders (Primary Chorister). I can’t wait to hear as well your own ideas and adaptions for how you taught this song!
1. Redeemer of Israel – Flags
The kids will get a kick out of using flags in Primary with this really fun Flag Patterns idea by Sharla to teach Redeemer of Israel! I love that she made these flags just by rolling up a piece of printer paper and then cutting out colorful triangles – super easy!
2. Redeemer of Israel – Guitar Solo
This rendition of Redeemer of Israel by Mormon Guitar on YouTube is just so cool! It takes a more soulful approach that reminds me of a few other hymns. It will definitely catch their attention and have them excited to learn the song.
Listening to it has me all excited for the future for “we know He is coming to gather His sheep…” I couldn’t help but be drawn to that line, even without lyrics!
If you want something a little more reverent and unique in it’s own way, you also can’t go wrong with Gentri singing Redeemer of Israel to the kids! And one more, just so you have options, check out this one with the BYU Men’s Choir singing Redeemer of Israel!
3. Redeemer of Israel – Mountain Melody Map
Use this fun Mountain Melody Map by Angie Killian to show the movement of the melody throughout the song and crack the colored code for the keywords with these unique song visuals!
4. Redeemer of Israel – Pool Noodles Word Match
5. Mixed up Pictures (Teaching Primary Music)
6. Hand Actions (YouTube)
7. 2 Choices (Facebook Group)
8. ASL Sign Language (YouTube)
9. Signs & Actions (Facebook Group)
10. Hop & Clap (Facebook Group)
11. Rhythm Pattern Starts at 12:08 (YouTube)
12. Karaoke Sing-Along Video (YouTube)
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What other fun Redeemer of Israel Singing Time ideas have you used in your Primary? Share your ideas in the comments below to add to this list!