The release of a consolidated collection of hymns and children’s songs begins to roll out in the first half of 2024; a full print book in four languages is anticipated by the end of 2026.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints currently plans to release “Hymns—for Home and Church” in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French by the end of 2026, with other languages to follow.
“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. “One way God helps us to feel the Spirit and motivate us to live the gospel of Jesus Christ is through sacred music.”
A Single Resource
“Hymns—for Home and Church,” a sacred music collection of between 450 to 500 hymns and children’s songs, will be available digitally and in print for individuals and families to use at home and at church.
Latter-day Saints traditionally worship as individuals and families at home and as a congregation in Sunday worship services. Rather than the previously announced hymnbook and separate songbook for children, “Hymns—for Home and Church” will be representative of the communal nature of music and worship with hymns and children’s songs together in one collection.
To read the full announcement, visit Church Newsroom.
Journals will begin shipping in November.