Penelope Moody Allen
Penelope "Penny" Moody Allen (born 1939) is a Latter-day Saint poet and hymnwriter. She is at times referred to as just Penny Allen.
Allen was born in Castro Valley, California. She received her bachelors degree from San Jose State University and her masters degree from Brigham Young University. Penelope is married to Gary L. Allen.
Prior to her marriage, Allen was a member of the BYU faculty. She was later a homemaker in Bountiful, Utah. The Allens have four children.
Among the works by Allen in the current English language version of the LDS hymnal is "Let The Holy Spirit Guide".
- Penelope Moody Allen at the MLCA Database
- Karen Lynn Davidson. Stories of Our Latter-day Saint hymns. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988) p. 341.