Occasionally letters regarding music in the church, specifically relating to sacrament meetings, are sent from the First Presidency.


November 7, 2002

To: General Authorities, Area Authority Seventies; Stake, Mission, and District Presidents; Bishops and Branch Presidents.

Dear Brethren,


Inspirational music is an essential part of worship. When prayerfully selected, music can invite the Spirit of the Lord, increase devotion to the gospel, and lead to greater spirituality.

We remind Stake Presidencies and bishoprics that they may consider both the hymns and other appropriate music when planning meetings. Thehymns of the Church are the basic music for worship services and are standard for congregational singing. However, in addition to the hymns,other appropriate selections may be used for prelude and postlude music, choir music, and special musical selections.

May you be blessed in using inspirational music to enhance worship and strengthen members of the church.

Sincerely your brethren,

Gordon B. Hinckley
Thomas S. Monson
James E. Faust

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