All posts by Tyler Severson:

  • Hymn #51 – Sons of Michael, He Approaches

    This is a really unique hymn, which is probably why I have never heard it sung or performed anywhere, ever. It deals with a very specific doctrine–that is, the return of Adam (Michael) to Adam-ondi-Ahman to head a great gathering in which the keys of the Priesthood throughout history will be accounted for and returned […]

  • Hymn #240: Know This, That Every Soul Is Free

    Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil. 2 Nephi 2:27 The Plan of Salvation is one of the most profound, most […]

  • 300 – Families Can Be Together Forever

    Something I’ve noticed in my association with faithful Christians of other sects is that they have an unofficially dichotomous belief regarding the eternal nature of the family. Many of them profess that, scripturally, the family doesn’t last beyond this life. But they often follow that by saying that in their hearts, they’re sure they will […]

  • Hymn #95: Now Thank We All Our God

    All of us have some cute or moving story about children’s prayers. Those little events are wonderful and sweet and they often melt my heart. But let’s all be honest, most children are terrible at praying. Either they mumble something unintelligible, say things that have no reasonable place in a decent prayer, or (most commonly) […]

  • Hymn #42: Hail to the Brightness of Zion’s Glad Morning!

    Note: Today’s essay is by Tyler Severson, who is a new contributor here at the Beesley Project. We’re pretty excited about having him on board, and we hope you will be, too. Today’s hymn deals with the shift of darkness to light, the dawning of the “glad reign” of Zion. The light of this new […]