a. Joseph F. Smith
b. Heber J. Grant
c. George Albert Smith
d. David O. McKay
B. A missionary tract
The words to the song, “O Say What Is Truth,” did not start as a song. It was John Jaques that penned the following words:
Then say; what is truth? ‘Tis the last and the first,
For the limits of time it steps o’er.
Though the heavens depart and the earth’s fountains burst,
Truth, the sum of existence, will weather the worst,
Eternal, unchanged, evermore.
These words first appeared on a missionary tract in Great Britain by Franklin D. Richards, President of the European Mission. With time, these words were eventually set to music.
Heidi Swinton and Lee Groberg, SweetWater Rescue: The Willie and Martin Handcart Story (American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications Inc., 2006), 70.