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 and Covenants 25:12
Let us get our instruments tightly strung and our melodies sweetly sung. Let us not die with our music still in us. Let us rather use this precious mortal probation to move confidently and gloriously upward toward the eternal life which God our Father gives to those who keep His commandments. —Spencer W. Kimball
This Day in LDS History
1839: Elders Parley P. Pratt and Orson Pratt leave Nauvoo to embark on the mission of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to England.
1852: At a special conference in Salt Lake City, the doctrine of plural marriage is first publicly announced Orson Pratt under the direction of Brigham Young. Several Church leaders had been practicing the principle privately since learning of it from Joseph Smith in Nauvoo.
1877: President Brigham Young dies in Salt Lake City at age 76, after serving the Church for more than 42 years.
1886: In Haifa, Elder Jacob Spori baptizes Johan George Grau, the first convert in Palestine.
2010: The Kyiv Ukraine Temple is dedicated, the first temple built in a nation of the former Soviet Union.