The Cougars welcomed a special guest during their team meeting this afternoon—renowned LDS songwriter Janice Kapp Perry. Kapp Perry, who wrote “We’ll Bring the World His Truth”, a song the team sings every week at its firesides, was introduced by junior linebacker Matt Bauman. Bauman presented her with a “Y” flag signed by the entire team and asked if she would sign the team’s flag, which is carried onto the field prior to each game.
“We honor you and all the work that you’ve done,” Bauman said.
Following the presentation, the team stood and sang all three verses of “We’ll Bring the World His Truth”. After it was announced it was Kapp Perry’s 70th birthday, the team sang “Happy Birthday”.
“This is the best birthday I’ve ever had,” said Kapp Perry. “I have always been a big BYU fan, so it’s great to spend a few minutes with you today. My songs have been sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and on ‘The Oprah Show’, but when I first heard that the team was singing ‘We’ll Bring the World His Truth,’ I thought, ‘Yes, I’ve hit the big time!’”
Kapp Perry went on to explain all the reasons why she is such a big fan of the Cougars, including buying a house within walking distance to LaVell Edwards Stadium, and hanging photos of some of BYU’s greatest players in her home.
“I even know how to correctly pronounce Harvey UNGA,” she said. “When they say it wrong on TV, I’m sitting at home correcting them.”
The meeting closed as head coach Bronco Mendenhall presented the songwriter with a team coin and an autographed football.