Paul L. Anderson (born 1946) was a Latter-day Saint architectural historian, museum curator, and hymn writer when this was written. Anderson was born in Pasadena, California, and as a young man served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Japan. Anderson received a BA with honors from Stanford University in 1968 and a master's of architecture from Princeton University in 1972. He was an architect in Pasadena, California, and received his license in 1976. Anderson married the historian Lavina Fielding in 1977. They lived in Salt Lake City and had one son, Christian, who was born in 1980. Paul helped plan the Church History Museum, which opened in 1984, and later helped design its exhibits. He helped launch the Brigham Young University Museum of Art in 1992 and has served as curator and head of design.