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William W. Phelps
William W. Phelps (1792-1872) was born at Hanover, New Jersey. Well educated, Phelps was an aspirant for the office of lieutenant governor of New York at the time he first learned of Mormonism through reading the Book of Mormon and talking with Sidney Rigdon. He visited Kirtland in 1831, was baptized, and became active in editorial work, establishing the Evening and Morning Star. One of the Prophet's scribes, he assisted in preparing the first hymnal. Excommunicated in 1839, he returned to fellowship in 1841 and fulfilled a mission to the eastern states. He was implicated in the difficulty surrounding the destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor and was summoned to be tried for treason with Joseph Smith at Carthage. He accompanied the pioneers to Utah, where he became one of the first regents of the University of Deseret and a representative in the Utah legislature.

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Come, All Ye Saints of Zion1985Music Lyrics
Come, All Ye Saints Who Dwell on Earth1985Music Lyrics
Come, Let Us Sing an Evening Hymn1985Music Lyrics
Glorious Things Are Sung of Zion1985Music Lyrics
Now We'll Sing with One Accord1985Music Lyrics
O God, the Eternal Father1985Music Lyrics
Redeemer of Israel1985Music Lyrics
The Spirit of God1985Music Lyrics
We're Not Ashamed to Own Our Lord1985Music Lyrics
If You Could Hie to Kolob1985Poetry
Gently Raise the Sacred Strain1974Poetry
Hosanna Anthem1974Poetry
Now Let Us Rejoice1974Poetry
Praise to the Man1974Poetry
Vade Mecum1843Poetry
The Joseph/Hyrum Smith Funeral Sermon1983Speech

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