The Most Beautiful Primary Song You’ve NEVER Heard

I Will Be What I Believe - Blake Gillette

Is there anything more beautiful than watching primary children sing truth in a field when the sun is shining?

If so, let me know what it is.

Some talented musicians from One Voice Children’s Choir and the Mapleton LDS Stake teamed up to sing a new Primary song called, “I Will Be What I Believe”, written by Blake Gillette, an orthopedic surgeon in Spanish Fork, Utah.

Blake, an orthopedic surgeon by day, and now a music genius by night, wrote this song after his wife said to him one day, “Hey, you should write a Primary song.” Blake had written a few songs in high school and on his mission, so he decided to try and see if he could arrange a Primary song.

I Will Be What I Believe - Blake Gillette primary song

On his website, Blake explains how he came up with the idea for “I Will Be What I Believe”.

“I thought about my favorite stories of the Church: Joseph Smith, the pioneers, the stripling warriors, Nephi, and missionaries. I decided to roll them all up into one great song. At the time, I had also been studying one of my all-time favorite talks: “The Challenge to Become” by Dallin H. Oaks from the October 2000 general conference. He describes that the gospel isn’t about knowing something, but it is in fact about “becoming” something. Then, “I Will Be What I Believe” was born.”

Click for sheet music and CD

And we are truly glad that it all came together as it did. Check out this amazing video and share this beautiful song with someone who needs a pick me up, because it will definitely give them a spiritual boost. There is something special about these pure souls testifying of truth through song.

The sheet music and CD are available for purchase on Amazon:

This book & accompanying CD contain Blake Gillette’s new arrangements of familiar and well-loved Primary hymns. Featuring original arrangements such as “I Will Be What I Believe” (a mix of his original song, “I Will Be What I Believe,” and Janice Kapp Perry’s classic “Army of Helaman”), this music will become an instant favorite in your home.

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2 Comments

  • The song is beautiful and gave me goose bumps. I am confused about some of the lyrics which are stopping me from sharing it. Maybe I am just hearing it wrong or misunderstanding but it sounds like the child is questioning the gospel everyday. I think the gospel is about answers not questions. Why would you question something everyday if it was something you believe in? Why would you even try to live what you believe if you have questions about it everyday?

  • Not sure but I think it says “Even though it’s still hard, with questions that arise. Everyday I will say I’ll have faith like brother Joseph…”

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