“And now, as I said unto you, that because ye were compelled to be humble ye were blessed, do ye not suppose that they are more blessed who truly humble themselves because of the word?” —Alma 32:14
“Like all of the Church’s hymns, “Be Thou Humble” teaches pure and simple truths. It teaches us that if we humble ourselves, our prayers are answered; we enjoy peace of mind; we serve more effectively in our callings; and, if we continue to be faithful, we will ultimately return to the presence of our Heavenly Father.” —Steven E. Snow
This Day in LDS History
1857: General Daniel H. Wells leaves Salt Lake City to establish military headquarters in Echo Canyon in an effort to defend Utah against the approaching army commanded by Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston. The arm had been sent to Utah to quell the Saints’ alleged rebellion against the United States government.
1954: Bo Gustafsson, later an Olympic silver medalist in the 50-kilometer walk at the 1984 Los Angeles games, is born in Skee, Sweden.
1979: The Church publishes the LDS edition of the King James Version of the Bible, which includes a topical guide, a Bible dictionary, and extensive footnotes.