"Make the World Brighter" by Mrs. Frank A. Breck & Frank A. Simpkins
Quoted By: Thomas S. Monson, "Yellow Canaries with Gray on Their Wings," April 1973 “Go, gladden the lonely, the dreary;
Go, comfort the weeping, the weary;
Go, scatter kind deeds on your way;
Oh, make the world brighter today!”
"Marching to Glory" by William Hunter
Quoted By: Mark E. Peterson, "Eternal Togetherness," October 1974 "We used to sing in Sunday School a hymn with words that went like this:
"We’re marching, marching homeward
To that bright land afar;
We work for life eternal;
It is our guiding star."
Another verse reads:
"Then day by day we’re marching,
To heaven we are bound;
Each good act brings us nearer
That home where we’ll be crowned."
"The Momotaro Song" a Traditional Japanese Song
Quoted By: Boyd K. Packer, "An Appeal to Prospective Elders," April 1975
"And then I recalled a little song that I had learned those 26 years before, and I sang it to those children:
Okoshi ni tsuketa kibi dango
Hitotsu watashi ni kudasai na"
"The 'Mormon' Boy" by Evan Stephens
Quoted By: David B. Haight, "Hymn of the Obedient: 'All is Well'" October 1997
"It was there we would sing “A Mormon Boy.” We don’t hear that song much anymore. I wish we would.
A Mormon boy, a Mormon boy,
I am a Mormon boy.
I might be envied by a king,
For I am a Mormon boy”
"No Man Is an Island" by John Donne
Quoted By: Richard H. Winkel, "No Man Is an Island," October 1999 "I would like you to contemplate the first two verses of the song adapted from a meditation by John Donne:No man is an island;
No man stands alone.
Each man’s joy is a joy to me;
Each man’s grief is my own.We need one another,
So I will defend
Each man as my brother;
Each man as my friend."
"Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen," by Unknown
Quoted By: Neal A. Maxwell, "How Choice a Seer!" October 2003
"Yes, as in the lyrics of the moving spiritual of yesteryear, 'Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen, nobody knows but Jesus.'"