Welcome to LDS Hymns where we have compiled lyrics, history, audio downloads, sheet music (standard from Hymnal and Hymns Made Easy), and Mormon Tabernacle performances of every LDS hymn in the church hymnbook. We have created this as a free resource for members of the church to use for family home evening, talks, or just to listen to your favorite hymns.
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“Music is given of God to further his purposes. Sweet melodies mellow the souls of men and help prepare them for the gospel. After men receive the truth, songs of praise to Deity help to sanctify and cleanse their souls.”
– Elder Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine
Did you know… The LDS hymnbook is divided into the following 11 thematic groups:
|1-61: Restoration Hymns||215-298: Special Topics|
|62-96: Praise and Thanksgiving Hymns||299-308: Children’s Songs|
|97-168: Prayer and Supplication Hymns||309-318: Hymns For Women|
|169-196: Sacrament Hymns||319-337: Hymns For Men|
|197-200: Easter Hymns||338-341: Patriotic Hymns|
|201-214: Christmas Hymns|
History of LDS Hymns
In Doctrine & Covenants 25:12, the Lord revealed that “the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me.” He also commanded Emma Smith to compile a selection of hymns into a Latter-Day Saint Hymnbook. Meanwhile, the first hymns were printed and published in 1832 in Independence, Missouri. Unlike a modern hymnbook, each of the hymns was printed without… Read the entire history