Kirtland Temple
A National Historic Landmark

Joseph Hymn Festival

Joseph Smith, Jr.

The Kirtland Temple hosted a Joseph Smith Hymn Festival on 19 July 2005. Three hundred people came together in song to celebrate the life of Joseph Smith, Jr., born two hundred years ago, 23 December 1805.


Hymns, Full Text:

  1. We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet (William Fowler)
  2. Afar in Old Judea (Roy A. Cheville)
  3. When Earth in Bondage Long Had Lain (Parley P. Pratt)
  4. Redeemer of Israel (W. W. Phelps)
  5. Earth with Her Ten Thousand Flowers (Thomas R. Taylor)
  6. A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief (James Montgomery)
  7. Praise to the Man (W. W. Phelps)
  8. There's an Unknown Grave (David Hyrum Smith)
  9. Onward to Zion (F. M. Smith)
  10. The Spirit of God Like a Fire Is Burning (W. W. Phelps)



Kirtland Temple Mission Statement:
Engaging visitors in the legacy of the Kirtland Temple, embracing the sacred and secular significance of the historic site, and promoting religious tolerance and open dialogue among all people.

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