Text: WILLIAM CLAYTON

Music: ENGLISH FOLK SONG

Tune Name: ALL IS WELL

Arrangement:  DON HART

© 2014 Hamptones Music

“Come, Come, Ye Saints” maybe the most well known LDS hymn both inside and outside the LDS church. For the Latter-day Saint it recalls the struggles of their literal or spiritual decedents, the pioneers, trekking their way across the United States from the east to the west for religious freedom. They did so while suffering much sickness, extreme weather, hunger, pain, and even death. It is a reminder that no matter how difficult the trial, with the help of the Savior, we can face it with courage and faith.

 

William Clayton (1814 - 1879) was a member of the first group to make the trek west from Nauvoo, Illinois. When his group made it to Iowa he received word that his wife, back in Nauvoo, gave birth to their son. He wrote new words to the hymn “All is Well”, an English hymn, the same day his son was born (April 15, 1846).

 

The text of this hymn is written by a Latter-day Saint and it can be found in the hymnal used by The United Church of Christ and also in the hymnal used by The Seventh-day Adventists.

 

The definition of a Saint is a faithful follower of Jesus Christ