Music created by Carrie Maxwell Wrigley, setting to music the text of “The Family Proclamation.” Text divided into six separate songs, reflecting the unique theme and tone of each section, and to make the text easier to memorize.
Feel free to download the recordings and sheet music without cost. This resource has been provided to help you and those you serve to memorize and internalize this sacred text, and to strengthen your family in doing so.
(These simple demos will soon be replaced by higher-quality recordings. In the meantime, this quick recording is provided as a help to those wishing to learn this music and text before the other recordings are available.)
Highlighted Text .pdf – (COMING SOON) Original Family Proclamation document, with markings showing how the text appears in the music: Pink lines = song divisions; yellow highlights = repeated words; circled=scripture references)
Original Text Source – “Stand Strong Against the Wiles of the World” – A talk given by President Gordon B. Hinckley on September 23, 1995, in the General Women’s Meeting, the first time the Proclamation was shared publicly. Gives background on why the Proclamation was developed and publicized.
Articles related to “The Family Proclamation” include:
- Boyd K. Packer, April 1994 – “The Father and the Family” (What prophetic watchmen on the tower have said and done about changing family values.)
- L. Tom Perry, April 2015 – “Why Marriage and Family Matter- Everywhere in the World” (Elder Perry’s final testimony, centered on the family.)
- Bruce C. Hafen, August 2015 – “The Proclamation on the Family: Transcending the Cultural Confusion”
- Russell M. Nelson, August 2015 – “Disciples and the Defense of Marriage”
Note: This Family Proclamation music follows the original text verbatim, except:
- several phrases are repeated for emphasis (see highlighted text file, above); and
- the words “the First Presidency and the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of the Church fo Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” are deleted in paragraph 1, as singers of this music will most likely never possess apostolic authority. Deleting these words in the music allows singers to genuinely share their own testimonies, mingled together with those apostolic witnesses who originally wrote these inspired words.
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