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10 Famous Writers and Composers in the Hymnbook

by | Aug. 13, 2015

Mormon Life


8. Felix Mendelssohn

Composer of “Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord” (no. 110), “O God, the Eternal Father” (no. 175), and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” (no. 209)

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One of the most popular composers of the Romantic era, Mendelssohn was not always revered by the public. His Jewish heritage prompted many in his native Germany to disregard his music for some time after his death. Now, he appears in the LDS hymnbook on three occasions.

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