Mormons: Singing Saints

For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads.

—Doctrine & Covenants, 25:12

During the long and uncertain trek westward over the plains in 1847, Brigham Young's Mormon pioneers obeyed this admonition, never beginning a day without a song or meeting the night without a hymn of thanks. So ingrained did the joyful habit of singing become that Young founded a choir at journey's end. This week the Mormon Tabernacle...

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