In honor of the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the gospel and the priesthood on the earth, this medley features three hymns: “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer,” “What Was Witnessed in the Heavens?” and “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!” The arrangement starts quietly with the peaceful, early-morning setting of the sacred grove, then transitions to a minor key to capture the feelings of darkness and despair that young Joseph experienced prior to the appearance of the Father and Son. The energy picks up with a verse of “What Was Witnessed in the Heavens?” and finishes with the jubilant “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!”
Performance time: approximately 3:25.
• Joseph Smith's First Prayer
by Sylvanus Billings Pond, adapted by A.C. Smyth
• What Was Witnessed in the Heavens?
by Evan Stephans
• Rejoice, the Lord is King!
by Horatio Parker