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I don't recognize it but I am not up on older hymns.

Here is a list of hymnals used historically in the LDS Church:

https://www.lds.org/ensign/1985/09/latter-day-saint-hymnbooks-then-and-now?lang=eng

I am posting it here so I don't forget where I found it tomorrow (going to bed now) so I can search for them if someone else hasn't already responded for sure one way or the other.

More info: http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/jbms/?vol=21&num=1&id=635

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Nope, never heard it before. The lyrics are strange to Mormon ears, "firstborn seraph, and, "Adam's helpless race", and there is a sentiment of the born again paradigm where once accepting Jesus you dread no "condemnation". We are, in Mormonism, constantly sinning and being condemned for our imperfections, we cannot help it. But if this hymn were sung in one of our meetings I don't think it would raise any eyebrows, unless someone was deliberately being critical. Many or most of the hymns in our book are less than stellar musical works of art or poetry!...

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Nope, never heard it before. The lyrics are strange to Mormon ears, "firstborn seraph, and, "Adam's helpless race", and there is a sentiment of the born again paradigm where once accepting Jesus you dread no "condemnation". We are, in Mormonism, constantly sinning and being condemned for our imperfections, we cannot help it. But if this hymn were sung in one of our meetings I don't think it would raise any eyebrows, unless someone was deliberately being critical. Many or most of the hymns in our book are less than stellar musical works of art or poetry!...

qWe can ""let it bee" , (according to the Beatles) :)
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I don't recognize it but I am not up on older hymns.

Here is a list of hymnals used historically in the LDS Church:

https://www.lds.org/ensign/1985/09/latter-day-saint-hymnbooks-then-and-now?lang=eng

I am posting it here so I don't forget where I found it tomorrow (going to bed now) so I can search for them if someone else hasn't already responded for sure one way or the other.

More info: http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/jbms/?vol=21&num=1&id=635

I thought our hymn book had changed little. It is only 200+ years. I have Baptist hymn books my father anf grand grandfathers kept. In one of the hymn books, Gethsemane was openly sung about as being where the Atonement was. If there as anything I should know it...in a resent trip to Savannah, our granddaughter Addie Kate, was with us. My wife mentioned that Addie eat enough because we had a long trip ahead of us. A lady sitting next to our table said, "so you are not from Savannah"? I told her I had come down for a class and brought along some family, I told her I once did live here in the 70''s while in the Army....then my dear Addie Kate said, "yes, a long time ago when there were dinosaurs"! Everyone lost it laughing for three tables around. :)

So back on point our hymn books are young enough to research and I have centuries worth, and the Internet should make it easy to ask opening question.

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