Two Latter-day Saint sisters, 12-year-old Lyza Bull, and introducing her adorable 4-year-old sister, Evelyn Grace, released a music video on Lyza’s YouTube channel on 29 October 2017 for two of their favorite hymns about the Savior. The mashup produced and arranged by Masa Fukuda of the One Voice Children’s Choir is comprised of the beloved hymns “Teach Me to Walk in the Light” and “Love One Another.”
It was American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou, who said, “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” As the two young songbirds lift their voices to sing about the Savior and His matchless love, it is evident that they are not just singing words, but rather they are singing the songs that are in their heart. Ravīndranātha Thākura, the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, once said, “God respects me when I work, but God loves me when I sing.” As Lyza and Evelyn Grace sing together one can only imagine the smile that it must bring to our Heavenly Father’s face.
In the description of the video is found the backstory behind the song. It reads in part:
As I watch how 4-year-old Evelyn idolizes her older sister Lyza, I am reminded of the power our example has on others. Evelyn wants to walk and talk the same way Lyza does, she dances because “Lyza dances”, and she wants to sing just like Lyza! She watches everything her older sister does. Evelyn is following in the footsteps of her older sister’s example, and in turn, Lyza is teaching Evelyn to “walk in the light” through her example.
President Thomas S. Monson has taught, “Each of us came to earth having been given the Light of Christ. As we follow the example of the Savior and live as He lived and as He taught, that light will burn within us and will light the way for others.” And the Apostle Paul taught his young son in the gospel, Timothy, “. . . .be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12).
The sibling bond and love that exists between Lyza and Evelyn Grace are apparent as a person watches the video. The light that is in each of them shines through as they sing their favorite hymns together. Not only is Lyza setting a good example for her younger sister to follow, but both are a glowing example and light to the world, and a living testimony of the Savior, as they lift their voices in song.