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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: July 11, 2018 05:26PM

Here I was under the impression it was a Mormon hymn, based on how frequently we sang it as children in Sunday School and Primary.

It isn't. It was written by a Methodist poet/songwriter, Fanny Crosby. "Frances Janes Van Alstyne Crosby (March 24 1820 – February 12 1915), usually known as Fanny Crosby, was an American lyricist most famous for her Protestant Christian hymns. A lifelong Methodist, she was one of the most prolific hymnists in history, writing over 8,000 despite being blind from shortly after birth." (wikiquote.)

It was always a favorite of mine as a child. Now it's easier to see why. :)

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Posted by: cl2 ( )
Date: July 11, 2018 05:28PM

We sang it so much when we were young, but when I taught primary (for years), they never sang it. I wonder if it is in the most recent children's song book.

We also used to sing "I have a little gospel light" which is no longer sung. It was in the movie "Corinna, Corinna" or a version of it.

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: July 11, 2018 05:32PM

Oh, bummer.

Wonder why it was removed? Maybe because the author wasn't Mormon enough? Ha!

Trying to remember the other one "I have a little gospel light," but cannot.

We did "Where Love is, there God is also," it came out when I was in like 5th or 6th grade. So I got to play a violin duet with a classmate while the children sang in the kids choir.

The other one that came out around the same time was "As I have loved you, love one another." Again, violin duet with that one too. :)

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Posted by: gnpe1 ( )
Date: July 11, 2018 05:37PM

just DON"T tell me Popcorn Popping isn't LDS.... OK?

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: July 11, 2018 05:49PM

The woman who wrote that song gave up her legal rights and royalties to the song to the Mormon church, which proceeded to copyright it.

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/695225417/Popcorn-composer-Bello-dies.html

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: July 11, 2018 05:57PM

She said she didn't mind. She was paid in smiles. :)

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: July 11, 2018 05:57PM

That one is LDS.

Another childhood favorite. Those were fun songs. :)

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: July 11, 2018 05:51PM

"Praise to the Man" is sung to the music of the song, "Scotland the Brave." There are probably many other examples of borrowed music.

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Posted by: BYU Boner ( )
Date: July 11, 2018 07:51PM

Funny, and here I thought my urologist had made it up just for me.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: July 11, 2018 07:55PM

And here I was thinking "Old Man River" was your Urology theme song!!

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Posted by: BYU Boner ( )
Date: July 11, 2018 08:51PM

Look who’s talking, Deep River Dawg!

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