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Hi. My name is Spencer Mangum and I arrange hymns on the piano in my spare time. These songs are completely free and are here for you. The only thing I get out of doing this is the hope that other people will enjoy it. As I am LDS (aka mormon), a number of my arrangements are specific to my faith. However, I also have a number of arrangements of other traditional hymns that are common among most Christian denominations. If you like what you find here, please share this website with your friends. Also, please leave comments. It's the only way I know if you enjoy it or not.

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We Thank thee O God for a Prophet



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This hymn has been part of the LDS Hymnal since 1863. The text of this hymn was written by an English Mormon convert, William Fowler (1830-1865), and the music by Caroline Norton (1808-ca. 1877). Fowler wrote the hymn sometime between the age of 30-33, and died at the age of 35. Caroline Norton was not LDS nor was she even aware in her lifetime that Fowler had chosen her tune to carry his words (1). However, as no other poet ever adopted this tune to other words, this melody has become today unique to the LDS faith. Fowler's words celebrate that God has called modern prophets (just as he did in biblical times) through whom Jesus Christ's gospel is taught. The original hymn words and music in SATB format is available here.

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  2. Thank you very much for this inspiring music. Do you have the sheet music for this arrangement as well? I would be willing to pay for it. Thank you again, I loved it!

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  3. Thanks Alyse. Unfortunately no, I have not made sheet music for this song yet. But when I do I'll put it up to this site. As an FYI though, it probably won't happen until this summer.

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  4. Awesome song!! My husband and I love it!!

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  5. What a beautiful arrangment!! I too want the sheet music and would be willing to pay for it. Please let me know when it is available.
    shanpow08@gmail.com

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  6. Just found your blog and I love your music! This is my favorite arrangement and would love to get the sheet music for it--wouldn't mind paying for it either :)

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  7. great piece! waiting for sheet music

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  8. This is such an amazing piece and I second all of the requests for sheet music! I would love to inspire others with your arrangment of my favorite song. Thanks for the consideration!

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  9. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
    I needed this song to go with my lesson this morning and I found it here!!! Within the first 10 seconds of the song I knew this was the one I needed!!! I can't express the feeling of how strong the spirit is with this song!!! Thanks you SO MUCH again! You are truly AMAZING at what you do!!!

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  10. So, I love this song, I've been trying to learn your arrangement by ear, but I'm just not that talented. Sheet Music Please!!!!! I'm willing to pay you for it.

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  11. I love this arrangement!!!! I am hoping you are going to make the music sheet for it soon. PLEASE I am dying for it!

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  12. Hi are you going to make an arrangement anytime soon?

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  13. So for those requesting sheet music and or new arrangements, sorry the wait has been so long.

    The reason why I haven't had time to really do either is because I'm currently in Medical School, and lets just say spare time is a rare commodity.

    That said, I really am optimistic that between now and next June, I'll be able to get some more sheet music written out. But I guess it's still not definite that I'll be able to do that either...

    Thanks for your patience!

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  14. I've listened to this piece every Sunday (and some other times) for the past two years.... So amazing. Thanks.
    *muah*

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  15. I would love the sheet music for this piece. My girls and I were listening to it and they want me to play it for them.

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  16. Wow! My sister and I heard this arrangement on the commercial advertisement for Thomas S. Monson's biography, and immediately went to google searching for it.
    What an amazing arrangement, as well as for all of your pieces. We've printed off your available sheet music and are learning them right now! (Well, my sister is. I am just a beginner.)
    Thank you for sharing! I will be adding your button to my personal blog and will be visiting often in hopes for updated sheet music...or a possible album! :)
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent! It is truly beautiful.

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  17. You are doing all this while going to MEDICAL SCHOOL!? wow.

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  18. Wow, thank you so much for sharing this!

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  19. could you make the music sheet for it ASAP. i would really like to play this in my church. I love it! Thank you so much!:)

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  20. I absolutley love this piece!!!! I hope you will be able to make the sheet music for it soon

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  21. Could you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE try and put the music sheet up for this soon? I would really like to learn it.

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  22. Spencer, oh my goodness, you have SUCH a talent.
    I'm with everyone else.. I'm jumping on the "sheet music request" wagon. ;)
    And can I just say THANK YOU! for your generosity in sharing these treasures with the world in such a selfless way.

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  23. Do you think you can give us an estimated time of when you will have the sheet music for us? Please. I would LOVE to have the sheet music for this piece. Thanks!!!

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  24. I love listening to piano arrangements and these were great. It is awesome to finally find a place where I can download music for free and enjoy it anytime I want.

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  25. Absolutey amazing! Music sheet any time soon??

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  26. I absolutely love your arrangement of We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet! Do you have any plans to make this sheet music available? THANK YOU for sharing your wonderful talents!

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  27. I just LOVE this piece. Could you PLEASE post music sheet for this soon?

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  28. wow this song is amazing, i would absolutely LOVE to play it. SHEET MUSIC SOON???? :)

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  29. wow absolutely amazing a love it. I would really like to play this....SHEET MUSIC SOON? :)

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  30. Thank you SO much for posting the sheet music to this AMAZING song!!!! :) May God bless you and your family!

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  31. Oh my gosh I have been waiting so long for the sheet music!! thank you so much!!

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  32. SOOOOOOOOOO excited to learn this piece!!!!!! thank you for taking the time to get it on paper!!!! love love love it

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  33. I would love to hear I love to see the temple!

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  34. I would love to hear an arrangement of I love to see the Temple!

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  35. I like your other arrangements better, this one has too much pop added to it. Hymns are sacred and should never be popified.

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  36. Absolutely incredible! I really like your songs. Thanks so much for sharing them with us and for the sheet music, too! Keep up the awesome work!

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  37. When I initially commented I clicked the "Notify me when new comments are added" checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

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  38. In regards to getting emails every time someone comments, I wish I knew how to remove you but I don't. You could try setting a filter for your email to catch and delete the automatic emails?

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  39. This is amazing!!!!!! I can't imagine how long it took you to arrange this.

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  40. This arrangement is truly one of my favorites. Me and my friend arranged our own Joseph smith medley and concluded with this hymn. We played at a Tri-Stake Fireside and it brought the spirit to everyone!

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  41. Love this song!!!! Love, love, love this song!!! Thank you for letting us use you're music!

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  42. Thanks for these beautiful songs! You should make a CD, I would buy it.

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  43. Thank you so much for all this beautiful music!!! I have downloaded saved some of the more reverent sheet music. I currently play in primary and am sure this music will help invite the spirit. Thank You Thank You Thank You

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  44. This music is beautiful, please keep composing! I will play some of these in sacrament meeting!

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  45. This is awesome. I'm rather picky about hymn arrangements, but yours pass the test. I can't wait to play some of them. Thanks.

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  46. Thank you so much... so beautiful! Also thanks for sharing your talent. I love how you do it free... Thanks again :)

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  47. I really love this song; it's beautiful. I was wondering, do you think this would be okay to play in a sacrament meeting? I think it would, I just wanted to check and make sure ;) thanks!

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  48. Funny you would ask about playing this arrangement in Sacrament Meeting: I have actually never played this arrangement in Sacrament meeting am undecided if I would if the opportunity arose. Regardless, I'm sure whatever you decide will be fine.

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  49. Love this song!!!! You are so amazing!!

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  50. I love this song!!! You are so amazing!

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  51. You are AMAZING!!!!! My daughter and I just found your site and WOW! You take our breath away. I think we have copied every piece and my daughter just can't wait to play them. Thank you so much for sharing your magnificent talents with all of us.

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  52. You are AMAZING!!!!! My daughter and I just found your site and WOW! You take our breath away. I think we have copied every piece and my daughter just can't wait to play them. Thank you so much for sharing your magnificent talents with all of us.

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  53. I listened to all of your pieces! I'll look forward for more of your arrangements.

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  54. Beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing your awesome talent!

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  55. Beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!!

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  56. I love this! So glad I found your site. Playing the piano brings me such joy and peace, so I am always looking for beautiful and unique Hymn arrangements. Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

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  57. You have such an amazing talent! You should consider making arrangements that favor or allow vocalists as well! I know that I'd love to do one of your pieces with my family in sacrament meeting!

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  58. Beautiful music! Thanks for sharing!

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  59. This arrangement is absolutely beautiful; you truly have an amazing talent. Thank you for sharing it with us. I agree that I would love to hear you do arrangements to accompany vocalists.

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  60. This arrangement is absolutely beautiful; you truly have an amazing talent. Thank you for sharing it with us. I agree that I would love to hear you do arrangements to accompany vocalists.

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  61. Hello!
    Thanks for sharing your arrangement. I used this in a video about President Monson:

    https://vimeo.com/77193710

    Thanks!

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  62. Hello!
    Thanks for your beautiful arrangement! I used this in a video of President Monson:
    https://vimeo.com/77193710

    Thanks!

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  63. Im so excited to find your blog!! I have been searching for arranged music for so long! these pieces are so beautiful and I definitely will be having my choir sing them! thanks you so much for sharing your talent!!

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  64. This is such a great arrangement! Have you ever considered doing a medley of "We Thank thee O God for a Prophet" and "If You Could Hie to Kolob"? I think they would go well together, especially with this arrangement (this arrangement is what made me think of that combination).

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  65. Wow... I am so grateful that you've shared your talent with everyone. Also being a college student, I very much appreciate the sacrifice you've made, making these songs available for free. Thank you so much. I love your arrangements; they're my favorite renditions of hymns, and I can play them without feeling weird in my nonmember house :)

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  66. Just looking for some uplifting music as I clean the house, heard this song, and loved it! What a blessing it is free to us. Can't wait to learn it.

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  67. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing

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  68. I know these were uploaded like 6 years ago but man this and your other songs were just what I needed today to lift my spirits today. You are good and hope to continue to hear more.

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