Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

First line: O how lovely was the morning! / Oh, how lovely was the morning! Radiant beamed / Oh, how lovely was the morning! Radiant beamed the sun / Oh, how lovely was the morning

Original language: English

Words: George Manwaring
Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond


These charts show the use of this song in English hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

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Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 26

Adapt.: A. C. Smyth

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 5

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, no. 10

Adapt.: A. C. Smyth

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, no. 19

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 6

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 2b

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning

, Jan 2018

Arr.: Shelley Hannig

Contributor: Shelley Hannig

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, Jan 2017

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 2

Artist: Ogden Institute Choir; Alan T. Saunders (director); Edward Poston (piano)

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 1

Artist: Congregation; Stephanie Morgan (conductor); Richard Clinger (organ)

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 1

Artist: Congregation; Reagan Gabbitas (conductor); Bonnie Goodliffe (organ)

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 3

Artist: Jonathan Meyers; Savannah Porter; CJ Madsen (piano); Karen Ferry (violin); Charles Ferry (cello)

Arr.: Kendra Lowe

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning

, May 1973

Adapt.: A. C. Smyth

Arr.: Margaret C. Richards

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer (Simplified)

, Jan 2017

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer (April 2008)

, 5

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 1

Artist: Missionaries from the Provo MTC

Arr.: James C. Kasen

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 2

Artist: Young Women choir

Arr.: James C. Kasen

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 3

Artist: Young Women choir

Arr.: James C. Kasen

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 3

Artist: Young Women choir

Arr.: James C. Kasen

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, no. 284

Adapt.: A. C. Smyth

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, no. 288

Adapt.: A. C. Smyth

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 3

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 2

Artist: Combined Institute choir

Arr.: J. Spencer Cornwall

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 5

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 2

Artist: Relief Society choir

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, no. 222

Adapt.: A. C. Smyth

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 2

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 1

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 1

Artist: Polynesian Choir from the Salt Lake Valley

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 4

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 5

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 3

Artist: Murray Region Family Choir

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 26

Adapt.: A. C. Smyth

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning

, 5

Artist: Primary choir; Clark Utterback (solo); Clay Christiansen (organ); Susan Kenney (director)

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 26

Adapt.: A. C. Smyth

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning

, 6

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning

, 7

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

O How Lovely Was the Morning

, 1

Artist: Relief Society choir

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, no. 14

Adapt.: A. C. Smyth

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, no. 322

Adapt.: A. C. Smyth

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning

, no. 239

Adapt.: A. C. Smyth

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning

, no. 12

Adapt.: A. C. Smyth

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning

, no. 304

Adapt.: A. C. Smyth

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning

, 1

Artist: Young Women choir

Oh, How Lovely Was The Morning

, 1

Artist: Primary choir

O How Lovely Was the Morning

, 4

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

O How Lovely Was The Morning

, 5

Artist: Primary choir

O How Lovely Was the Morning

, 3

Artist: Choir from Ricks College

O How Lovely Was the Morning

, 2

Artist: Ogden Institute of Religion Combined Choruses

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 1

Artist: Aaronic Priesthood choir

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning

, no. 89

Oh How Lovely Was the Morning

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Oh How Lovely Was the Morning

, 2

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning

, no. 26a

Oh, How Lovely was the Morning

, 46

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning

, 136

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning

, 136

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning

, 136

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning

, 136

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning (Joseph Smith’s First Prayer)

, 136

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, no. 112

Arr.: N. Lorenzo Mitchell

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, no. 34

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer (Transposed)

, 30

Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer (Transposed)

, 30

Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer (Transposed)

, 30

Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer (Transposed)

, 30

Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 41

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 41

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 41

Arr.: A. C. Smyth

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 41

Arr.: A. C. Smyth

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 41

Arr.: A. C. Smyth

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 41

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 41

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, no. 114

Arr.: A. C. Smyth

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, no. 114

Arr.: A. C. Smyth

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, no. 114

Arr.: A. C. Smyth

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, no. 114

Arr.: A. C. Smyth

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, no. 114

Arr.: A. C. Smyth

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, no. 87

Arr.: A. C. Smyth

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, no. 87

Arr.: A. C. Smyth

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, no. 87

Arr.: A. C. Smyth

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, no. 27

Arr.: A. C. Smyth

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning

, 10

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 41

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X:28218 Q:1/4=180 M:9/8 L:1/8 K:Ab EA B | c6/2 c6/2 cB A | B6/2 B6/2 EG B | d6/2-d2 d dc B | c6/2-c6/2 yy

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, Jan 2018

Arr.: Beth Emmers

Contributor: Beth Emmers

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning

, Jan 2012

Arr.: Tami N. Petersen

Contributor: Tami N. Petersen

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

In the Grove

, 216

Adapt.: Clarice Hanson

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

In the Grove

, 196

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

In the Grove

, 196

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 12

Arr.: Evan Stephens

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, 12

Arr.: Evan Stephens

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

, no. 78a

Adapt.: A. C. Smyth

Unofficial or Local Publications

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

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