‘Mormon Land’: A new hymnal is coming, so which songs should stay, which should go, and which should be added? Writer Kristine Haglund discusses the music of Zion.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings in the Saturday morning session of the188th Annual General Conference in Salt Lake City, Friday, March 30, 2018.

For years, a standard Mormon refrain has been “give us a new hymnbook.” Well, the pleadings from that chorus have been answered.

The LDS Church has announced that it is developing a new hymnal for use by Mormons across the globe along with a new songbook for children.

So which hymns should stay? Which should go? And which new ones should be added?

Writer Kristine Haglund, a former editor of Dialogue and a self-professed “serious amateur” singer and musician, discusses those questions and the vital role music plays in LDS worship services in the latest edition of “Mormon Land.”

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