During the afternoon session of the 185th Annual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder Wilford W. Andersen of the Quorum of the Seventy spoke on the music of the gospel.
“The dance steps of the gospel are the things we do; the music of the gospel is the joyful spiritual feeling that comes from the Holy Ghost,” Elder Andersen said.
Elder Andersen said members of the Church are ridiculed for the things they do and come off as weird or peculiar to those who cannot hear the music.
“The challenge for us who seek to teach the gospel is to expand the curriculum beyond just the dance steps,” Elder Andersen said. “Our children’s happiness depends on their ability to hear and love the beautiful music of the gospel.”
Elder Andersen said members of the Church need to keep their lives in tune with the correct spiritual frequency and hear the music themselves if they are to teach their children to do the same.
“If you’re not hearing the music of the gospel in your own home, please remember these two words: keep practicing,” Elder Andersen said. “With God’s help, the day will come when the music of the gospel will fill your home with unspeakable joy,” Andersen said.