I wonder sometimes if we realize the importance of music. I wonder if we know that the Lord Himself is concerned about it. He has given us the information that the song of praise is a prayer unto Him. In our day He has given revelation about music. He gave instruction that Emma Smith was to gather the hymns that were to be sung in the Church.
-- President George Albert Smith, “Pres. Smith's Leadership Address,” Church News, Feb. 16, 1946, 8.