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At the annual First Presidency Christmas Devotional, Church leaders join with the Tabernacle Choir and congregation in singing one of the several Christmas carols featured in the program.

Presiding over his first such devotional since being sustained as prophet, President Gordon B. Hinckley expressed gratitude for what is referred to in the Book of Mormon as "the condescension of God."For coverage of the devotional and reports of the addresses given, please see pages 3, 5.