How to Memorize Poems and Hymns the Easy Way

From the preface of the LDS Hymnal:

Hymns can greatly benefit us as individuals. Hymns can lift our spirits, give us courage, and move us to righteous action. They can fill our souls with heavenly thoughts and bring us a spirit of peace… We encourage you to memorize your favorite hymns… Know that the song of the righteous is a prayer unto our Father in Heaven, “and it shall be answered with a blessing upon [your] heads.” — The First Presidency

Here’s what to do:

  1. Print out the lyrics
  2. Put them inside a sandwich baggie (with the seal/opening on the bottom)
  3. Get it wet
  4. Stick it to the shower wall

That way you can start the day with a song and prayer. And if you sing loud enough, the whole house will enjoy it. : )

(This is a cross-post of an article I wrote for

(On a personal note, I just finished “In Remembrance of Thy Suffering” and now I’m starting “The Son of God,” which is a hymn the adventurers sing in the movie The Man Who Would Be King.)

2 thoughts to “How to Memorize Poems and Hymns the Easy Way”

  1. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing and I will definitely do it! Hymns truly are our prayers and praising and one of my favorite ways to worship the Savior :)

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