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42 Songs Prophets Have Quoted in Conference (from Broadway to Country Music)


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"Edelweiss" by Rodgers & Hammerstein

Quoted By: Gordon B. Hinckley, "Watch the Switches in Your Life," October 1972

"Do you remember the movie Sound of Music, with its final, beautiful song, 'The Edelweiss Song'? It speaks of the flower of the Alps—'small and white, clean and bright, bless my homeland forever.'"

"Falling in Love with Love" by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

Quoted By: Dallin H. Oaks, "Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ," April 1994

"Your parents and grandparents will remember the words of an old song, 'Falling in love with love is falling for make believe.'” 

"Girl of My Dreams" by Sonny Clapp

Quoted By: Gordon B. Hinckley, "The Women in Our Lives" October 2004

"Before I married her, she had been the 'girl of my dreams,' to use the words of a song then popular."

"Have Courage to Say No!" by Horatio Richmond Palmer

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Quoted By: Thomas S. Monson, "The Army of The Lord" April 1979

"As I stood at the pulpit and gazed out on that sea of faces, I remembered the song we had just sung. Its title was 'Have Courage, My Boy, to Say No.' I selected as my acceptance theme 'Have Courage, My Boy, to Say Yes.' Such is the courage I seek this evening."

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"He Ain't Heavy" by Bob Russell

Quoted By: Ezra Taft Benson, "To the Young Women of the Church," October 1986

"Help carry their load so you can say, as in the lyrics of that song, 'he ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.'" 

"Hosanna" by Russell M. Nelson

Quoted By: Russell M. Nelson, "Keys of the Priesthood," October 1987

"As a symbol of gratitude, I have penned a few lines to be sung as the concluding portion of my message. A verse for each of three scenes of history may summarize my remarks. This song will be new to you. The words have been written to music from Wales.  For the gracious support of Brother Jerold D. Ottley and our male chorus I express my appreciation. To this song I have assigned an ancient title, “Hosanna,” the prayerful shout of fervent praise:

Through time’s immortal endless stay
In love he guides our way.
Beyond the realms of heaven’s beam,
Our great God, Elohim.
Hosanna to his holy name—
Our fathers’ God is still the same.

That holy night in Bethlehem
His Son was born among men.
To ransom from a timeless grave,
Each child of God to save.
Hosanna to his holy name—
Our fathers’ God is still the same.

His priesthood power restored to earth
To bless each soul given birth.
Our song of prayer to him we raise
Proclaiming joy and praise.
Hosanna to his holy name—
Our fathers’ God is still the same.|
Amen, amen, amen, amen.

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