There are some LDS Hymns that members of the Church hear so often that they begin to forget to pay attention to the message. For a song like "I Believe in Christ" they may even complain about the tempo or the number of verses and look right past the words and the feeling they can convey. A new arrangement and music video from LDS singer/songwriter Cayson Renshaw and female pop singing group Elenyi bring this new hymn to life.
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"I know Heavenly Father loves me." If each of us could remember this simple truth and really believe it, what peace and joy we would have in our daily lives. That is the message of this primary favorite as performed by the recently established Rexburg Children's Choir in a beautiful new music video.
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