The Hymn President Nelson Wrote + the Favorite Hymns of All 17 Latter-day Prophets

Gordon B. Hinckley

"God of Our Fathers, Known of Old"

Favorite Hymns of All 16 Latter-day Prophets

While many hymns were favorites of President Gordon B. Hinckley, one sticks out to President Thomas S. Monson: "God of Our Fathers, Known of Old," written by Rudyard Kipling. "That's the British in him," President Monson shares

Kipling's original hymn has two verses excluded from the LDS hymnal: 

If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
Wild tongues that have not thee in awe,
Such boastings as the Gentiles use,
Or lesser breeds without the law--
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget--lest we forget!
For heathen heart that puts her trust
In reeking tube and iron shard;
All valiant dust that builds on dust,
 And guarding, calls not thee to guard,
For frantic boast and foolish word--
They mercy on thy people, Lord! 

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

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