Help me Remake Magic Squares – Book of Mormon Scripture Mastery Rhymes

UPDATE: Below is the work-in-progress.  Here is a link to the final version created with help from user comments you see below:

http://www.mormonshare.com/lds-clipart/book-of-mormon-scripture-mastery-…

UPDATE 2 – If you are looking for strict magic squares style rhymes (without the verses) follow this link:

http://www.mormonshare.com/lds-clipart/book-of-mormon-magic-squares-upda…

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I have decided to remake Janice Tate’s Magic Squares for the new scripture mastery passages.  What a job!  There are several passages from the same chapter, so I am trying to include the verse number with my first version in every instance it makes sense.  It’s nearly impossible to say “Third Nephi Eighteen verse fiftheen and twenty through twenty-one” and come up with something that rhymes, so I’m going with the chapter number only on a few passages.

Or at least that’s what I’ve done so far today.

Each rhyme gets 8 beats: 4 for the reference and 4 for the reminder.  I’ve tried to use actual scripture keywords wherever I can, but it’s super difficult.  Tate has a gift for rhyme that I just don’t.  If you’ve got suggestions to make these rhymes better, please post below in the comments.  I’d love to have your help.

The first column below is the actual reference.  The second column is the 4-beat version.  If there are two syllables, say the word like eighth notes.  Three, say it like triplets. Four is sixteenths. Clap your hands four times and then fit each word or phrase into that beat.  This probably doesn’t make sense to any one but me….  :(

 

1 Nephi 3:7

First
Nephi
Three
Seven
Go,
Do,
Follow
Direction.
2 Nephi 2:25

Second
Nephi
two twenty-
five

Adam
fell and
we’ll re-
vive.

2 Nephi 2:27 Second
Nephi
Two
Twenty-seven
Agen-
cy is
our po-
session.
2 Nephi 9:28–29 Second Nephi
Nine twenty-
eight twenty-
nine

Listen to
God and
you’ll be
wise.

2 Nephi 25:23, 26 Second
Nephi
twenty-
five

Talk,re-
joice, and
preach of
Christ.

2 Nephi 28:7–9

Second Neph-
i twenty-eight
seven and
nine

OR

Second Neph-
i twenty-eight 
seven and
nine

Eat, drink and be
merry For to-
morrow we
die.

OR

Eat and
Drink and
Termin-
ate.

 

2 Nephi 31:19–20

Second
Nephi
Thirty
One

OR

Second Nephi
Thirty-one 
Nineteen 
Twenty

Press forward, en-
dure, or
you’re not
done.

OR

Press foward, en-
dure, and
don’t get
testy.

2 Nephi 32:3 Second
Nephi
Thirty-two
Three
Read to
learn how
angels
speak.
2 Nephi 32:8–9

Second Neph-
i thirty-two
eight and
nine

Satan says
no, but if you
pray —
then you’re
Mine.
Mosiah 2:17

Mosiah
two
seven-
teen

Serve God by
serving your
fellow-
being.
Mosiah 3:19 Mosiah
three
nine-
teen
Natural
man: God’s
ene-
my.
Mosiah 4:30 Mosiah
four
thir-
ty
Please watch your
thoughts,
words,
deeds.
Alma 7:11–13 Alma
seven e-
leven thir-
teen
Through Christ
all our
pains are re-
lieved.
Alma 32:21 Alma
thirty
two twenty
one

Faith un-
seen
not un-
done.

OR

Hope un-
seen
our Faith is be-
gun.

OR

Things un-
seen,
we will not
shun.

Alma 37:35 Alma thir-
ty
seven thirty
five

Learn wis-
dom
early in your
life.

Alma 39:9 Alma
thirty-
nine verse
Nine
Go no more
after the
lusts of your
eyes.
 
Alma 41:10 Alma
Forty-
one verse
ten

Wickedness
happiness
never has
been.

Helaman 5:12 Hela-
man
five verse
twelve
Build on
Christ;
protect your-
self.
3 Nephi 12:48 Third Nephi
twelve
forty-
eight
Be perfect,
Christ did
indi-
cate.
3 Nephi 18:15, 20–21 Third
Nephi
eight-
teen
Pray always
with your
fami-
ly.
Ether 12:6 Ether
twelve
verse
six
Trial of
faith:
wit-
ness.
Ether 12:27 Ether
twelve
twenty
seven
Weakness-
es
God will
lessen.
Moroni 7:41 Moroni
seven
forty
one
Eternal
life from
faith in the
Son.
Moroni 7:45, 47–48 Moroni
seven forty
five, seven,
eight
 

Chari-
ty is the
opposite of
hate.

Moroni 10:4–5

Moroni
ten verse
four and
five

Find the
truth by
asking
Christ.

Some of these are a pretty big stretch.  I could really use your help to improve them.  Please, please share your ideas and improvements below!