Follow the Prophet Intro

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In 1987 the Church music committee asked me to write a song for the new Primary song book. They wanted three elements in the song: 1. It should be about the Old Testament prophets. 2. It should sound like a Jewish folk song, and 3. It should be a happy song so the children would enjoy singing it. I told them I would give it my best. The third element was the biggest challenge since Diane my first wife, the mother of our 15 children had died of cancer just two weeks before. I didn’t have much happiness in me at the time, but the Lord blessed me to put joy, and even an occasional chuckle into the song.

Over the years Primaries and other groups have asked my wife Sharon and me to tell them the story of how it was written, and other stories about the song. We have enjoyed doing this, and thought these videos would help us reach others who might be interested in the song, and the subject.

I asked our children and grandchildren to participate, and some of them tell us how they feel about following the prophet.

The video is a little much to put on You Tube, so I have divided it up into ten segments, one for the introduction, and one each for the nine verses.

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I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.

Duane Hiatt
duane_hiatt@byu.edu

TO SEE THE VIDEO FULL SCREEN block the line below, then right click and choose Google search

duanehiatt/followtheprophet7.12.17

In 1987 the Church music committee asked me to write a song for the new Primary song book. They wanted three elements in the song: 1. It should be about the Old Testament prophets. 2. It should sound like a Jewish folk song, and 3. It should be a happy song so the children would enjoy singing it. I told them I would give it my best. The third element was the biggest challenge since Diane my first wife, the mother of our 15 children had died of cancer just two weeks before. I didn’t have much happiness in me at the time, but the Lord blessed me to put joy, and even an occasional chuckle into the song.

Over the years Primaries and other groups have asked my wife Sharon and me to tell them the story of how it was written, and other stories about the song. We have enjoyed doing this, and thought these videos would help us reach others who might be interested in the song, and the subject.

I asked our children and grandchildren to participate, and some of them tell us how they feel about following the prophet.

The video is a little much to put on You Tube, so I have divided it up into ten segments, one for the introduction, and one each for the nine verses.

TO SEE THE VIDEO FULL SCREEN block the line below, then right click and choose Google search

duanehiatt/followtheprophet7.12.17

I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.

Duane Hiatt
duane_hiatt@byu.edu

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