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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.

Marylou Cunningham Leavitt discusses the creation of Hymn number 22, "We Listen to a Prophet's Voice." Marylou shares her conversion story, how the hymn came about, and how it almost did not make it into the hymnbook. The episode includes a performance of the hymn by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.