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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.

Eliza R. Snow, also known as “Zion’s Poetess,” has several poems included in the Latter-day Saint hymnal, such as “O My Father” and “Though Deepening Trials.” Her poetry uplifted her and also helped other struggling Saints to continue on and spread the work of God.

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