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The Glory of All Creation

By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 16, 2012

The Glory of All Creation

By David O. McKay

The daisy peeps forth in the meadow,
The lily blooms in the field,
The roses adorn the wayside,
And enchanting fragrance yield;
These are expressions of goodness,
And praises to God invite,
But the glory of all creation
Is a baby dressed in white.




  1. Beautiful words by a future prophet!

    Comment by John Hoffs — August 16, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

  2. Interesting. Makes me wonder why the baby is dressed in white? For a name and blessing? Was the practice the same in the early 20th century as it is now?

    Comment by Paul — August 16, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

  3. I suspect dressing babies in white for blessings is a very old tradition.

    The Lion King thing is probably a bit more modern.

    Comment by Vader — August 16, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

  4. I know that my Catholic ancestors were baptizing babies in white during that period.

    I had a friend who was having her daughter blessed (ten years ago) in the same dress as her great-grandmother. I am not sure what the date of that first blessing was, but my friend said that the dress has made the rounds so that all the female descendants of that great-grandmother have been blessed in it, including twins who had their dresses changed between their blessings.


    Comment by Julia — August 16, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

  5. The boys were also dressed in white dresses in my family pictures. Blessing dresses made the rounds with them too.

    Comment by Carol — August 18, 2012 @ 8:15 am

  6. This could have been written upon the birth of one of his children.

    Comment by Carol — August 18, 2012 @ 8:16 am

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