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First Hymnal with Music

The first Church hymnbook, published in 1835, had only the words of the hymns Emma Smith had selected. It was not until 54 years later, in 1889, that the Church first printed music as well as words in a hymnal.

Michael F. Moody, “Latter-day Saint Hymnbooks, Then and Now,” Ensign, Sept. 1985, 10–13