(Summer 2006) I'm currently reading Rough Stone Rolling, the new Joseph Smith biography (a Christmas present from my brother). What a man our dear Prophet was! From those humble roots rose the man that has done more for the salvation of man than any other except Christ. I remember the exact moment I gained a testimony of the First Vision, and I testify that it really happened. Praise him! A quick performance note: it's hopefully obvious that the repetitive C-D in the right hand is thematic, so really bring that out every time it's played. Summer 2007 UPDATE! I am truly honored and humbled to announce that "Praise" just won a "special Recognition" award in the 2007 Church Music Contest! The only reason I submitted it this year was because I felt the spirit direct me to, and look what happens when we follow the spirit! :) What an honor...Fall 2009: Thanks for consistently making this the second-most popular piece on the website.