Song: The Gathering of Israel

by Michael Whatcott

September 21, 2018

It’s my first primary song! The music is a reworking of (Hymn #4). Syncopated ties in inner voices create a catchy back-beat against the plodding bassline.

Inspired by President Nelson’s recent devotional with the youth, the lyrics aim to teach kids about the names of the tribes of Israel and their part in the literal gathering of the house of Israel.


1 Nephi 19:16

16 Yea, then will he remember the isles of the sea; yea, and all the people who are of the house of Israel, will I gather in, saith the Lord, according to the words of the prophet Zenos, from the four quarters of the earth.

D&C 138:31

31 And the chosen messengers went forth to declare the acceptable day of the Lord and proclaim liberty to the captives who were bound, even unto all who would repent of their sins and receive the gospel.