January 1997

“Contents,” Ensign, Jan. 1997, 1


January 1997

Volume 27 Number 1

On the cover: Forging Onward, Ever Onward, by Glen S. Hopkinson, oil on canvas, 30″ x 60″, 1995. Courtesy of Lennon and Suzanne Ledbetter.

Inside front cover: Brigham Young Offers Prayer, by Minerva K. Teichert, oil on masonite, 36″ x 44″, 1954. Courtesy of the Teichert family collection. Sharing a campfire’s warmth after facing harsh weather, early pioneer Saints joined President Brigham Young in prayer to exercise their faith in the Lord. To Brigham Yong the Lord instructed: “If thou art merry, praise the Lord with … a prayer of praise and thanksgiving. If thou art sorrowful, call on the Lord thy God with supplication, that your souls may be joyful” (D&C 136:28–29).

Inside back cover: “All Is Well,” by Larry C. Winborg, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″, 1996. “Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard? ’Tis not so; all is right. Why should we think to earn a great reward if we now shun the fight? Gird up your loins; fresh courage take. Our God will never us forsake; and soon we’ll have this tale to tell—All is well! All is well!” (Hymns, no. 30).