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.
Published in 1882, this hymn became an immensely popular hymn with congregations everywhere. Music for this program has been provided by Michael Dowdell, Jenny Jordan Frawley, David Toltz, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Lex De Azevedo, Paul Cardall, Kevin Pay with Joel McCaulley, and Steven Sharp Nelson.