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History of Hymns

History of Hymns investigates the inception and evolution of the hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The episodes include the history and progression of both the music and the text and feature interesting stories surrounding the creators and others involved in the development of a hymn. Also included are stories surrounding the performance or inclusion of the hymn in a variety of settings.

In 1971, Joleen G. Meredith and Emma Lou Thayne were asked to write a musical number for the Laurel workshop at June Conference. This episode includes renditions by: Greg Hansen, Michael Dowdle, Brigham Young University Women's Chorus, Mark Small, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Gibbons Family, Voice Male, and the Utah Chamber Artists.