This version of ‘The Spirit of God’ filmed at the Kirtland Temple will likely give you chills

by | Nov. 25, 2020


As the year comes to a close, “Don’t Miss This” and the Nashville Tribute Band are giving us plenty to look forward to as we prepare to dive into our study of Doctrine and Covenants for Come, Follow Me in 2021.

As part of their weekly YouTube videos next year, Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler will be sharing lessons filmed at Church history sites across the United States while the Nashville Tribute Band provides the music. On Tuesday, November 24, viewers got a first look at a song featured on the new Don’t Miss This in the Doctrine and Covenants soundtrack, “The Spirit of God.” The music video was filmed in Kirtland, Ohio.

Butler explains in a “behind-the music” video that the song in the video is “The best rendition of ‘The Spirit of God’ that you’ve ever heard in your whole life.”

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In the “behind-the-music” video also published on November 24, Freeman, Butler, and Jason Deere of the Nashville Tribute Band introduce viewers to the Johnson family featured in the video. The Johnsons live in Kirtland, Ohio. Nate Johnson, who converted to the Church, explains why the video is so unique.

“I love all of the footage of the temple—just those little moments and those little shots of the temple,” he said. “Because that’s one thing [about] living here that we love. . . . [there are] these little moments with Kirtland that you have that aren’t part of the tour and aren’t part of what you read . . . and there are a couple of shots there that I think are really going to bring those feelings.”

The song is available on the new Don’t Miss This in the Doctrine and Covenants soundtrackThe album also features a special QR code that links to the full Don’t Miss This playlist on the streaming platform of your choice.

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Image titleEmily Freeman and David Butler of “Don’t Miss This” teamed up with Jason Deere and the Nashville Tribute Band to soundtrack your study of the Doctrine and Covenants! This EP features 3 brand-new Nashville Tribute Band recordings and a special QR code that will link you to the full Don’t Miss This playlist! To access the playlist on your streaming platform of choice, simply point your phone camera at the QR code and a prompt will appear. Tap the prompt and it will take you to the playlist links. Check it out here.


Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams joined the LDS Living team with a passion to find the stories that matter most. Previous stops in her career include BYU-Pathway Worldwide, the Special Projects Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Utah Valley Magazine. When she's not searching for stories to write, the Colorado Springs native is most likely on a hiking trail. Follow her on Twitter with the handle @lindsey5brooke.

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