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New hymnbook from Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Sep 29, 2023, 5:00 PM | Updated: Jan 5, 2024, 11:32 am

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The new hymnbook, “Hymns—for Home and Church,” will include both hymns and inspiring children’s songs, encouraging children to sing more hymns and adults to sing more children’s songs. (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

(Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a timeline for the release of a new hymnbook.

“Hymns– for Home and Church” will come out by the end of 2026, according to a news release.

“We are pleased to share an update on the anticipated consolidated music collection,” said Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the news release. “One way God helps us to feel the Spirit and motivate us to live the gospel of Jesus Christ is through sacred music.”  

The new hymnbook will have between 450 and 500 songs from the current hymnbook and the Children’s Songbook.

“Children will feel that they belong in sacrament meeting when we sing from the inspiring collection of children’s songs that will be included in the new hymnbook,” said Primary General President Susan H. Porter, in the news release. Porter serves as an adviser to the hymnbook revision.

By the end of 2026, officials will publish the hymnbook in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. By 2030 officials will have translated the book into a total of 50 languages, according to the release.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plans to release some new songs during the first half of 2024. These songs will come in “digital batches,” according to the news release.

Bonneville International Corporation, the company that owns KSL NewsRadio, is a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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