So the other day I was going through my movie collection and found “It’s a Miracle” an old LDS stage play from the 1980s. What a great little movie. My wife was mad at first that I was forcing her to watch it, but, by the end we were both reeling on the couch from laughter. It is a very funny insightful, though dated, stage play. My wife did not grow up with the film but she did grow up with the music and she was excited, she had the sound track growing up. Unfortunately the video tape copy that I inherited from my Grandmother had some audio problems. I quickly went on the internet to try to find a copy on DVD and I found a copy on Janice Kapp Perry’s website.
This movie is great and I would recommend it to anybody who enjoys Mormon stage plays and wants a trip down memory lane.
You will want to consider getting this soon before it goes out of print and you can’t find it anymore.
Here is the cover for the film. The added bonus is that the DVD also comes with a CD of the original soundtrack a great added bonus.
- It’s a Miracle Overture
- How Can I Thank Thee
- Me, a Missionary
- I Know Everything
- Forever I Love You
- Beyond This Moment
- Michael’s Decision
- It’s a Miracle (reprise)
- In the Hollow of Thy Hand
- A Missionary’s Prayer
- MTC Victory Song
- We’re Companions
- I Love To Be a Guardian Angel
- Where Is Heaven
- He’s All I Ever Wanted
- Well Done
- It’s a Miracle (finale)
I remember back in the 80s and early 90s when you would go to a missionary farewell and the musical number would consist of a choir of 16 – 18 year old girls singing “In the Hollow of Thy Hand”, watching the movie helped me remember the sacredness of the song and that it was meant to be a song that was a message from a father and mother to their missionary son. I used to not like the song because of the stigma it received from missionary farewells, I am glad I can appreciate the true meaning of the song. There are two other references to the “hallow of thy hand” an old Irish blessing:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Isaiah speaks of the hallow of His hand in Isaiah 40:12
“12 ¶Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?”
Enjoy this great piece of forgotten LDS pop culture.