Sacred Music is the official hymns and music app of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It serves as both a digital hymnal and music player, with sheet music and audio from the hymnbook, Children’s Songbook, and other collections.
If you have any questions or feedback about the app, you can open the app, go to Settings, and tap Send Feedback.
• Renamed app to Sacred Music.
• Updated icon and splash screen.
• Show Words button now appears while sheet music is downloading.
• Improved support for Mandarin and Cantonese audio recordings.
• Simplified the song info that shows in the control center while listening.
• Added support for deep linking with sacredmusic:// URLs.
• Updated form for sending feedback.
• Miscellaneous bug fixes.
New in 1.8.5:
• Double-tap to view a song in full screen (previously single-tap).
• Updated translations.
Ratings and Reviews
Great app with a major flaw
This app has all the hymns beautifully formatted to sing or play on the piano. And the ability to have the hymns played audibly is great.
But that is also its major flaw. It is way too easy to accidentally touch the play button at the bottom of the screen and start the hymn playing aloud. Often it's not evident that this has happened until the church organist stops playing, long after you have closed the app and turned off your phone. How embarrassing to have to quickly fumble around trying to stop it from playing while the sacrament is being blessed.
And as if in an attempt to make this all the more common, the music doesn't stop when you put the iPhone to sleep, and it even plays WHEN THE MUTE SWITCH IS ON!
It is a fairly common event that this happens in our ward, perhaps because we have too few hymnals, coupled with he fact thatcher our ward is comprised of mostly young, tech savvy individuals not afraid of pulling their phone out to sing from. But maybe they should be afraid.
Please fix this. All it would take is to add a confirmation dialog asking if you really want to start it playing. Oh, and don't play WHEN THE MUTE SWITCH IS ON!
Stretched Phone App
Every now and then a hymn in the hymn list gets marked or highlighted and I can't remove that color highlight on the hymn.
I like that this has options for words and sheet music, that it has optional music to play for sing along or background, and that this is the official app. This is great for the iPhone, but on iPad it renders as a stretched phone app and doesn't make better use of the available space. It's also too bad that copyright does allow the digital use (in the app) of all hymns in the hymn book (some are blocked).
The optional music somewhat sounds like violins, but it would be nice to have a preferences area where I can pick what instrument sound to have used and have a grand piano as an option (if not the default option).
It would be nice if this were in the same app as the official gospel library, rather than as a separate app.
Disappointed after last update
I loved this app in the beginning. When going to church I didn't need to use any books. Teaching primary this an important tool for my lessons. But then the last time I updated this app. I tried looking up hymns and primary songs. I searched songs by titles and numbers and nothing would appear. Then I decided to delete this app. I just came across it again and thought I give this app a second chance because this app used to display the lyrics and play music so my primary kids could sing along. And now the app won't open. I'm so disappointed . And I can't find another app that has lyrics and plays music. Please fix this.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- 167.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.