“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” —Colossians 3:16
“Inspirational music is an essential part of our church meetings. The hymns invite the Spirit of the Lord, create a feeling of reverence, unify us as members, and provide a way for us to offer praises to the Lord.” —The First Presidency, Preface to Hymns
This Day in LDS History
1831: The Prophet Joseph Smith and 11 other men lay the first log for the first house constructed by the Colesville Saints in Kaw Township, Missouri.
1854: President Brigham Young warns the British Mission presidency to stop sending immigrants through New Orleans, where many were becoming sick at port. After this time, immigrants enter the United States through ports in New York and Boston.
1985: The Church announces the release of a new Church hymnal, the first in 37 years.