News Release

Release of New Hymnbook Begins with First Wave of 13 Songs

New music now available through Sacred Music and Gospel Library apps

The gradual release of the new global hymnbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has begun with the release of 13 new songs in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. This new music may be accessed digitally through the Sacred Music and Gospel Library apps and in the online Church Music Library at

Small batches of new music will continue to be published digitally in preparation for the full hymnbook release, currently expected in print and digital formats by the end of 2026 in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. The hymnbook is anticipated to be available in 50 languages by the end of 2030. Each song is comprised of a vocal version and two instrumental accompaniments.

The hymns now available are:

“We are grateful these hymns and songs will be available — starting now, with more to come in the future that will increase our faith and continue to inspire us to do right,” added Elder Michael T. Ringwood of the Seventy, who serves as executive director of the Priesthood and Family Department.

Hymnbook Revisions

In June 2018, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced this revision to the hymnbook and “Children’s Songbook” to better unify members of the global church in their worship. The new collection will be titled “Hymns—For Home and Church.”

The new collection will include the same song list and numbering in all languages, with a total of 450 to 500 hymns included. Local and language-specific hymns, such as patriotic anthems, will be available in language-specific digital collections.

Music was selected based on five criteria approved by the First Presidency:

  1. Increase faith in and worship of our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
  2. Teach the core doctrine of the gospel with power and clarity.
  3. Invite joyful singing at home and at church.
  4. Comfort the weary and inspire members to endure in faith.
  5. Unify members throughout the Church.

In the preface to the current hymnbook, the First Presidency states, “Brothers and sisters, let us use the hymns to invite the Spirit of the Lord into our congregations, our homes, and our personal lives. Let us memorize and ponder them, recite and sing them, and partake of their spiritual nourishment.”

For more information regarding the updated sacred music collection, please visit:

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