For a couple of weeks in April 2017, I felt an urgency to write another Primary song, although nothing was taking shape. Then, as I sat in the temple one evening, I felt a surge of unexpected energy and light. In my mind, a song was forming. I felt as if I was scratching off the foil with a penny to reveal something that was already there. It was a song about the Creation, a sweet, simple song for Primary children. I was quite emotional and throughout the remainder of the session, words and phrases came to me. The music of the chorus came to me. I went home and looked up Alma 30:44, Moses 2, and a phrase that President Eyring said in his talk in the women’s session of April 2017 Conference that kept coming to me: “I leave my sure witness that the Father knows you… knows your needs and your name.”
I believe that one of the most tangible ways for children to connect with their Heavenly Father is through the beauty of the world around them. It is my hope that children from all walks of life and in many nations will be able to sing this song and feel the love of their Father in Heaven, who made the Earth for them, and who knows them by name.
I am thankful for my sweet little four-year-old daughter Ruby, who recorded this song. It is dedicated to her, and to Ruth, a beautiful little girl in Ghana whose spirit touched mine and changed me forever.