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How a simple melody became a surprise fan-favorite — the story behind the Light the World music

The background music in the Church’s #LightTheWorld videos is simple, but something about it has been capturing hearts since the first video launched in 2016

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A scene from one of the Church’s #LightTheWorld videos shows a young girl peering outside a window with a Christmas tree in the background.

Screenshot from ComeUntoChrist.org


How a simple melody became a surprise fan-favorite — the story behind the Light the World music

The background music in the Church’s #LightTheWorld videos is simple, but something about it has been capturing hearts since the first video launched in 2016

Screenshot_2023_01_23_at_2.15.38_PM.png

A scene from one of the Church’s #LightTheWorld videos shows a young girl peering outside a window with a Christmas tree in the background.

Screenshot from ComeUntoChrist.org

In 2016, a few simple musical notes struck a chord in the hearts of millions of listeners when they heard the melody in the Church’s first Light the World video.

There’s a kind of magic to those notes, reminding viewers that their small acts of service shine a bright light in a sometimes dark world. Over the years, arrangements of the music have varied, but the way it uplifts others remains constant. Whether the tune features piano with a touch of stringsharp, or vocals, there’s a certain quality about the music that invites the Spirit and brings viewers closer to Christ.

But where did the melody come from, and how was it eventually paired with the Light the World videos every year?

While the writers of the Light the World melody prefer to remain anonymous, Christian Pulfer, who produced the Light the World music as well as the score for the Church’s video “The Christ Child,” can explain the process.

Read the full article on LDSliving.com.

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