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

Wilford Woodruff

“God Moves in a Mysterious Way”

Favorite Hymns of All 16 Latter-day Prophets

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The favorite hymn of President Wilford Woodruff was "God Moves in a Mysterious Way." Heber J. Grant, who served as an apostle when President Woodruff was prophet, recalled:

“He loved [that hymn]. We sang it, I am sure, sometimes twice a month in our weekly meetings in the Temple, and very seldom did a month pass by when that song was not called for by Brother Woodruff.”

Another apostle serving with President Woodruff, Matthias F. Cowley, observed:

“Perhaps no man in the Church ever felt more profoundly the truth of the words, ‘God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform,’ than Wilford Woodruff. He was so intensely spiritual, so completely devoted to the service of God, that all through his life the miraculous manifestations of God’s purposes were abundantly given. He had never based his faith upon miracles; they merely confirmed what he believed with all his heart and supported his ideas of the teachings of Holy Writ.”

Read more in Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff.

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