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Favorite Hymns of All 16 Latter-day Prophets


David O. McKay

"Oh Say, What Is Truth?"

17020According to President Thomas S. Monson, a favorite hymn of President David O. McKay was "Oh Say, What Is Truth?"

This hymn was written by an early Latter-day Saint missionary, John Jacques. Our Latter-day Hymns recounts: 

"It is likely that John Jacques was weighed down many times by the hardships of his calling, but he took comfort in recalling the all-consuming and overriding value of the truth whose messenger he was. These words might well serve as a morale-building reminder to a discouraged missionary. If truth is really 'the brightest prize / To which mortals or Gods can aspire,' then it is worth any sacrifice."

Learn more in Our Latter-day Hymns: The Stories and the Messages

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