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Heritage Day Hymn Festival

Participants

Leader:    Richard Clothier
Organists:   Jan Kraybill, David Pickering
Pianist:    Nathan Smith
Soloist:   William King
Instrumentalists: 
Brass Ensemble:   Bryant Knapp, David Bolton, Kelvin Gunn, trumpets; John Schofield, Brad Niblock, Heather Gunn, trombones
String Quartet:   Glenda Johnson, Judi Lane, violins; Tammy Mengel, viola; Brenda Allen, cello
Oboe:   Christi Maupin
Readers for the Hymn Stories:

"Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing"  

Sue Thorne
"When Earth in Bondage Long Had Lain"   Fred Larsen
Jackie Ransom
"I Saw a Mighty Angel Fly"   Joseph Sunday Charlie
"Redeemer of Israel"   Mark Scherer
Rina Fauura DeBarthe
"Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken"   Tracy Keeney
Rean Duncan
"How Firm a Foundation"   Verle Cornish
"Oh, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing"   Andrew Bolton
"Now Let Us Rejoice"   Stephanie Revell Shutt
Valle Smith
"Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah"    Andrew Neill
Megan Hight
"A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief"   John Horner
V. Lynn Matthews
"The Spirit of God Like a Fire Is Burning"   Richard Clothier

Joseph Smith Jr. Bicentennial
Hymn Festival
Hymns of a Common Heritage

Joseph Smith Jr., 1805-1844

Sunday, September 18, 2005, 7:00 p.m.
Community of Christ Auditorium
Independence, Missouri

Festival Hymnal

...And it shall be given thee, also, to make a selection of sacred hymns, as it shall be given thee, which is pleasing unto me, to be had in my church; 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."

Revelation to Emma Smith, July, 1830, Harmony, PA.
Doctrine and Covenants 25 [LDS]; 24:3 [Community of Christ]


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Prelude:  Organ 
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The organ prelude to the service, played by David Pickering, is an arrangement of "Redeemer of Israel" by David Chamberlin. 

Welcome

Richard Clothier
Hymn of Invocation:  "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing"
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"When Earth in Bondage Long Had Lain"
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"I Saw a Mighty Angel Fly" Link

"Redeemer of Israel"
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"Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken"
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"How Firm a Foundation"
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"Oh, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing"
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"Now Let Us Rejoice"
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Offertory

Offertory Music, Nathan Smith, pianist

This evening’s offering will be used for the expenses of the hymn festival. Any excess funds will be contributed to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina relief. We pray God’s blessings upon all who give, and upon our gifts.

"Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah"
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"A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief"
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An Evening Prayer:  "Come, Let Us All Unite and Sing" Link

"The Spirit of God Like a Fire Is Burning"
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Postlude
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The postlude is the world premier performance of "Toccata on The Spirit of God" by Daniel Gawthrop. Please be seated for the postlude.

Thanks to:
Bicentennial Commemoration Committee, Dr. Mark Scherer, Community of Christ Historian, Chair
Shelley Ruhlman, Community of Christ Events Coordinator
Dr. Richard Clothier, Emeritus Professor of Music, Graceland University, for his diligent work in choosing and arranging the hymns of our heritage


MAJOR HYMNALS OF THE LATTER DAY SAINT MOVEMENT

(Not listed are several unofficial hymnals, supplements, youth hymnals, etc. Until 1889,
hymnals were pocket-size and, except for Little & Gardner, contained words only.)

 1835

A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of the Latter Day Saints.
Kirtland. The first Emma Smith hymnal. 90 hymns.

1840

A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of the Latter Day Saints in
Europe
. Manchester, England. Compiled by P. Pratt, B. Young, J. Taylor.
Used by LDS in Europe and America through 25 editions, until 1912.

1841

A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints
. Nauvoo. Emma’s second hymnal. 304 hymns, incl. the original 90.

1844

A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Use of The Latter Day Saints. Little
and Gardner, Bellows Falls, VT (Unofficial). 48 hymns, 31 with music.

1861

The Latter Day Saints’ Selection of Hymns. Cincinnati. First RLDS Hymnal, 
based on 1841. 249 texts compiled by Emma Smith. Enlarged in 1864.

1870

The Saints’ Harp. Plano and Lamoni. 1,120 hymns, 88 by Mark Forscutt.

1889

Latter Day Saints’ Psalmody. Salt Lake City. Original LDS tunes for the
texts in the Manchester Hymnal (see 1840).

1889

The Saints’ Harmony. Lamoni. Split-page format, music on top, texts
(all of the 1,120 hymns of the Saints’ Harp) on the bottom.

1895

The Saints’ Hymnal. Lamoni. Replaced bulky Saints’ Harmony
Contained 300 hymns with texts between the treble and bass clefs.

1903

Zion’s Praises. Lamoni. Hymnal for the Sunday School movement,
intended to be used along with the Saints’ Hymnal.

1909

Deseret Sunday School Songs. Salt Lake City.

1927

Latter-Day Saint Hymns. Salt Lake City. More traditional hymns, to be
used along with Deseret Sunday School Songs.

1933

The Saints’ Hymnal. Independence. 442 hymns, including selections from
the 1895 Saints’ Hymnal and Zions’ Praises.

1948

Hymns: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Salt Lake City.
(Revised edition published in 1950.)

1956

The Hymnal. Independence. 583 hymns. Increased attention to musical quality.

1981

Hymns of the Saints. Independence. 501 hymns, wider variety of styles.

1984

1984 Hymns of the Restoration. Restoration Hymn Society, Indep. 401 hymns.

1985

Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Salt Lake City.
341 hymns. Currently published in 24 languages.