Mother's Educational Course for Latter-day Saints
Appreciation for 2009
"Teach your children to love the hymns.
them on the Sabbath, in home evening, during scripture study, at prayer
time. Sing as you work, as you play, and as you travel together. Sing
hymns as lullabies to build faith and testimony in your young ones."
-- "First Presidency Preface," Hymns, 1985, x
Appreciation Recommended Resources for 2009
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1985)
Songbook of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1989)
Children's Songbook: Words & Music (5
- Hymns: Words & Music (14 Cds)
Our Latter-day Hymns: The Stories and the
Messages by Karen Lynn Davidson
- The LDS Family Hymnbook (Illustrated
Edition Copyright 2008)
- A Children's Songbook Companion by
Pat Graham, Mary Gourley, Trudy Shipp and Linda Stewart
Appreciation Overview for 2009
will be listening to hymns and primary songs. Try to learn one
hymn and one primary song each month. During the year listen to a
variety of recordings if possible. You can get the basic cds for
both the hymns and primary songs at Church Distribution. But also
look for arrangements of the hymns by different artists. If you
want to learn the hymns or primary songs in Spanish... the resources
for the Spanish editions are available at Church Distribution also.
Make sure you visit lds.org and use the Interactive
Church Music Player.
to the recording of your selected hymn and primary song.
can learn to sing and/or play them on an instrument of your choice.
to memorize the words.
about the background of the hymn and primary song if possible.
any scripture references that go along with the selection.
further information about the composer/writer.
the words of the hymns and songs as copy work and keep them in a
down any thoughts and impressions you get from your study.
your research with the email group.
Extra Resources for Further Enjoyment
Cds of different hymn arrangements:
- Cds by the Mormon
- The Hymns Collection by
- Cds by Janice Kapp Perry
- Reverence by InsideOut
(and Primary Colors & Sharing Time)
- Hims II by Voice Mail
- Hymns without Words by
- Cds by David Tolk
- Cds by Michael Dowdle
- The Light Divine by
Jenny Oaks Baker
Books to read biographies of different hymn writers:
- Mr. Pipes and the
British Hymn Makers by Douglas Bond
- Great Christian
Hymn Writers by Betty Carlson and Jane Stuart Smith
- Her Heart Can See
(a biography of Fanny Crosby)
- Stories Behind the
Hymns that Inspire America by Ace Collins
- Stories Behind the
Best-Loved Songs of Christmas by Ace Collins
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