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

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"I Want to Be a Mother" by Janeen Jacobs Brady

Quoted By: Carol B. Thomas, "Strengthen Home and Family," April 2002

"When I grow up, I want to be a mother and have a family:
one little, two little, three little babies of my own.
Of all the jobs for me, I’ll choose no other.
I’ll have a family. …

And I will love them all day long
and give them cookies and milk and yellow balloons,
And cuddle them when things go wrong,
and read them stories and sing them pretty tunes."

"I Want To Be Happy" by Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar

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

"There was a popular song we sang many years ago, the lyrics of which said:

'I want to be happy,
But I won’t be happy
Till I make you happy, too.'

How true this is."

"Let There Be Peace on Earth" by Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller

Quoted By: Dallin H. Oaks, "World Peace," April 1990

"Conversely, each citizen furthers the cause of world peace when he or she keeps the commandments of God and lives at peace with family and neighbors. Such citizens are living the prayer expressed in the words of a popular song, 'Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.'”

"Look for the Little Light" from My Turn on Earth by Carol Lynn Pearson and Lex De Azevedo

Quoted By: N. Eldon Tanner, "The Light of the Gospel," October 1977


"A recently composed musical play by Carol Lynn Pearson and Lex De Azevedo has a very sweet little song with great appeal. It is entitled 'Look for the Little Light' and has this message:

When it’s hard to tell what’s wrong and what’s right,
When it’s hard to know what to do,
When the way looks dark and you’re stumbling around,
Here’s a word for you.
Look for that bright little, right little light inside,
Growin’ brighter day by day.
It’ll show you the road that you should take,
And it will never grow dim.
Just keep in touch with your Father above,
'Cause it was lit by him."

"Love One Another" by Sister Germaine Habjan

Quoted By: Addie Fuhriman, "Singleness: How Relief Society Can Help," October 1980

"And as a folk song repeats:

Love one another,
Bear one another’s burdens,
Share one another’s joys,
And bring each other home."

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