Latter-day Saint Life

The Hymn President Nelson Wrote That the Tabernacle Choir Performed During General Conference


Did you know this song was written by President Nelson?

President Russell M. Nelson's final contribution to October 2018 general conference wasn't his concluding remarks and temple announcements in the Sunday afternoon session. Rather, it was the conference's closing hymn he penned, as performed by the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square immediately after those remarks.

Those who attended or viewed the Sunday afternoon session may be surprised to learn that the lyrics of “Our Prayer to Thee” came from President Nelson. There was no announcement nor acknowledgment from President Dallin H. Oaks, the first counselor in the First Presidency who was conducting the meeting when he announced the meeting's closing speaker, hymn and benediction.

Rather, he simply stated the concluding hymn's title and performing group, although the author would first stand and give his final remarks of the weekend.

Story by Scott Taylor, Church News, lead image by Jeffery D. Allred, Deseret News 

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