I love to include teaching The Iron Rod in my singing time as part of the Book of Mormon study! It’s a great hymn that is sung pretty frequently in Sacrament meeting, too, which is always fun for the kids. You’ll love these options for The Iron Rod Flip Chart below plus find the lyrics to reference, as needed.
You’ll find The Iron Rod as one of the suggested songs as part of the Book of Mormon Primary Songs in January! Do you plan to teach this LDS hymn this year?
The Iron Rod Flip Chart
Continue over to this massive List of Singing Time Flip Charts for Primary to find even more flip chart helps for all of the songs you plan to teach this year. Check back often, as I add more flip charts throughout the year.
You’ll also love this really fun post with 10 Singing Time Ideas using Flip Charts! It’s my go-to options for when I have a sub, had a busy week with no time to prep for Singing Time, or simply want to review a song without any fuss.
The Iron Rod Lyrics
This song is published in the LDS Hymn book on Page #274
You can find The Iron Rod sheet music here.
To Nephi, seer of olden time,
A vision came from God,
Wherein the holy word sublime
Was shown an iron rod.
Hold to the rod, the iron rod;
’Tis strong, and bright, and true.
The iron rod is the word of God;’
Twill safely guide us through.
While on our journey here below,
Beneath temptation’s pow’r,
Through mists of darkness we must go,
In peril ev’ry hour.
And when temptation’s pow’r is nigh,
Our pathway clouded o’er,
Upon the rod we can rely,
And heaven’s aid implore.
Lyrics by Joseph L. Townsend (1849–1942)
Music by William Clayson (1840–1887)
The Iron Rod Sing Along Video
For a wonderful first way to teach this song, check out this The Iron Rod Sing Along video! It includes a subtle guitar background and the lyrics following along so the kids can join in singing or use this video for review!
The Iron Rod Art Flip Chart
You’ll fall in love with this custom art The Iron Rod flip chart that has illustrations designed specifically for this song. It’s a packed full packet with a bunch of different options to best fit your needs, including:
- Portrait, Landscape, and Slideshow orientations
- Colorful keywords, color pictures, and Black and White color-in options
- Picture with word blanks to add your own keywords
- In both condensed, normal, and expanded spacing to fit your needs.
The Iron Rod Singing Time Flip Chart
You’ll love this option with a portrait condensed flip chart that uses pictures from the gospel library to bring the words to life in a new way.
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The Iron Rod Color-in Flip Chart
Another unique flip chart style is this black and white simple flip chart with a color-in graphic. It is a landscape orientation to easily flip over the podium.
The Iron Rod Lyrics Flip Chart Printable
For a more printer friendly option, you’ll love this lyrics-only version of the flip chart that can help you with displaying lyrics in a simple way with no extra frills.
The Iron Rod Slideshow Flip Chart
Another go-to option is this slideshow style that is designed with a landscape orientation and can easily be displayed on a tablet or TV screen to let everyone easily see the lyrics while you lead your teaching activities.
Continue over to this post with a bunch of great ways and ideas to teach The Iron Rod in your Primary room! There’s a variety of teaching methods with different learning styles. You’ll also find a sing-along video great for helping your Primary learn this song or introducing it for the first time.
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