Whenever he thought about it, he felt terrible. And so, at last, he came to a fateful decision. He decided not to think about it. ~John-Roger and Peter McWilliams
Question #3869 posted on 03/06/2004 12:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I'm preparing to go on my mission by trying to learn some hymns on the piano. Do you have aoubt 10-15 hymns that you think would be most beneficial to learn, and aren't that difficult?

Also do you have any suggestions for mission plaque scriptures?


A: Dear NKOTB,

I don't know about "beneficial" but here's my "to learn someday" list of hymns.

No sharps, no flats
27-Praise to the Man
105-Master, the Tempest is Raging
106-God Speed the Right
116-Come, Follow Me
128-When Faith Endures
130-Be Thou Humble
152-God Be with You till We Meet Again
239-Choose the Right
243-Let Us All Press On
249-Called to Serve
258-O Thou Rock of Our Salvation
280-Welcome, Welcome, Sabbath Morning
309-As Sisters in Zion
338-America the Beautiful

One flat
7-Israel, Israel, God is Calling
100-Nearer, My God, to Thee
124-Be Still, My Soul
125-How Gentle God's Commands
142-Sweet Hour of Prayer
143-Let the Holy Spirit Guide
199-He is Risen!
270-I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go
303-Keep the Commandments
339-My Country, 'Tis of Thee

Good luck.

A: Dear NKOTB,

Difficult or not, I want to be able to play A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief someday.

A: Eowyn,

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief is actually a lot easier than it looks. Playing four flats is WAY easier than four (or even 2-3) sharps, and starts to feel pretty intuitive. Besides, with seven verses to practice, you'll get it right before too long.

A: Dear NKOTB,
In terms of mission plaque scriptures, choose something that is important to you. If you can't think of one, choose a scripture mastery, like Helaman 5:12 or Nephi 3:7. But you probably want to find something a little more personal.
- Scout