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Hear Him! Music in Praise of the Restoration

The year 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the founding events of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Latter-day Saints believe that in the spring of 1820, God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith to restore the Church that Christ had established during His earthly ministry. To help commemorate this significant milestone, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have released audio and video playlists on the Choir’s Spotify and YouTube channels composed of hymns centered on this Restoration. The free playlists, “Hear Him! Music in Praise of the Restoration,” feature songs specially selected by Choir music director Mack Wilberg performed by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. 

Music has always been an important part of worship services for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hymns bring feelings of closeness to the divine, create a feeling of reverence, and provide a way to listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. 

Audio Playlist
The audio playlist on the Choir’s Spotify and Youtube channels consists of 16 audio numbers from the Choir’s albums Praise to the Man, Let Us All Press On, and Then Sings My Soul.

Video Playlist
The video playlist on the Choir’s YouTube channel, includes seven numbers⁠—five performances from Music & the Spoken Word broadcasts, a music video for “Praise to the Man,” and the multi-choir performance of “We Thank Thee, O God, For a Prophet” featuring six choirs from around the world that was broadcast at the closing of the Sunday afternoon session of the April 2020 general conference.

The repertoire for each playlist is listed below. Click on the blue hyperlinks to listen and watch.

Audio Playlist on Spotify and YouTube 

From Praise to the Man:
The Morning Breaks
Praise to the Man
Joseph Smith’s First Prayer
Now We’ll Sing with One Accord
This Is My Beloved Son
I Saw a Mighty Angel Fly
An Angel from on High
Adam-ondi-Ahman
On a Golden Springtime
Come Listen to a Prophet’s Voice
A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief
We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet

From Let Us All Press On:
Hark, All Ye Nations

From Then Sings My Soul:
Redeemer of Israel
High on the Mountain Top
The Spirit of God

Video Playlist on YouTube  

The Morning Breaks
Redeemer of Israel
High On the Mountain Top
Praise to the Man
We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet
Hark, All Ye Nations
The Spirit of God