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Everyone has their favorite church hymn.

But it may come as a surprise to some to learn exactly how many times a hymn has been performed.

Here is a list of the most frequently performed hymns during General Conference from 2008 until the spring of 2016.

Photo: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs a rest hymn during General Conference.

5 times - The Morning Breaks



This hymn was played for the fifth time since 2008 during the April 1016 session of general conference.



Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.

5 times - Praise the Lord, the Almighty



The song has been performed five times since 2008, including as recently as the April 2016 session of general conference.



Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.

5 times - On This Day of Joy and Gladness



This song has performed four times from April 2012 to April 2014, but hasn't been done since. The other was in April of 2010.

Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.

5 times - Lord I Will Follow Three



In October 2008, this hymn was performed during two different sessions. It was also performed in October 2010, October 2012 and April 2015.



Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.

5 times - Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise



This hymn was performed in April 2016 and twice in April 2013. Performances in April 2011 and October 2010 brings the number of times this hymn has been played since 2008 to five.



Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.

5 times- How Firm a Foundation



Perhaps it's surprising this hymn hasn't been played more than five times since 2008, but performances in October 2015, April 2014, April 2011, April 2011 and April 2008 show its consistency.



Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.

5 times - Glory to God on High



This hymn has been performed five times since 2008. It was played in April 2015, April 2014, April 2011, April 2010 and October 2009.



Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.

6 times - More Holiness Give Me



This hymn has not been performed since October 2013, but it was played twice in April 2013 and has been performed six times since 2008.



Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.

6 times- I Know That My Redeemer Lives



It's one of the most recognizable hymns of all time. And it's been performed six times since 2008. The sessions include: April 2015, twice in April 2011, April 2010, October 2009 and October 2008.



Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.

7 times - Let Us All Press On



This hymn was performed twice during two different general conferences since 2008 and has been played seven times total. It was performed twice in April 2014 and twice in October 2012. It was also done once in April 2013, April 2011 and April 2009.



Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.


7 times - High on the Mountain Top



This hymn has been performed seven times since 2008. The years include: April 2015, April 2014, April 2012, twice in April 2011, October 2009 and April 2008.



Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.

7 times - Hark All Ye Nations



After being performed twice during the 2014 general conference sessions, this hymn hasn't been sung since. Other sessions have been April 2013, October 2011, April 2011, October 2010 and October 2008.



Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.

7 times - Come Ye Children of the Lord



Did you hear this one during the April 2016 session? It was one of seven times since 2008 this hymn has been performed. It was also performed in April 2013, twice in April 2012, October 2011, October 2010 and April 2010.



Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.

8 times - Press Forward, Saints



This hymn has been performed eight times since 2008, including several times recently. It was performed in April 2016, October 2015, April 2014, October 2013, October 2011, April 2011, April 2009 and April 2008.



Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.

9 times - Now Let Us Rejoice



This hymn has been performed an amazing nine times since 2008, but not since October 2013. Other sessions that featured this song include April 2013, October 2012, twice in October 2011, October 2010, April 2009, and twice in October 2008.



Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.

10 times - Redeemer of Israel



This hymn has been performed 10 times since 2008. The sessions are: October 2015, October 2013, April 2013, April 2012, October 2011, April 2011, October 2010, April 2009, October 2008 and April 2008.



Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.

11 times - We Thank Thee, Oh God, For a Prophet



Can you sing this one without going to the hymn book? With how many times it's been sung in general conference, you might be able to. It's been performed 11 times during general conference since 2008. The sessions are: October 2015, April 2014, October 2013, October 2012, October 2011, October 2010, April 2010, October 2009, April 2009, October 2008 and April 2008.



Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.

12 times - Guide Us O Thou Great Jehovah



This hymn has been performed 12 times since 2008, including during seven general conference sessions from April 2008 to October 2011. The times were: October 2015, April 2015, April 2014, April 2013, October 2012, October 2011, October 2010, April 2010, October 2009, April 2009, October 2008 and April 2008..



Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.


14 times - Rejoice the Lord is King



This hymn has been performed 14 times during general conference since 2008. That is more than any other hymn since that time. The most recent was October 2015. The others were April 2015, April 2014, October 2013, April 2013, October 2012, April 2012, October 2011, October 2010, April 2010, October 2009, twice in October 2008 and in April 2008.,



Source: Mormon Tabernacle Choir website.