History of Hymns

Hymns of Ebenezer Beesley

Episode 30


Ebenezer Beesley joined the Salt Lake Theater Orchestra as a violinist in 1863, helped publish the first Church hymnbook to include music with lyrics, and became the director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in 1880. His hymns include “High on the Mountain Top” and “Let Us Oft Speak Kind Words.”