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, annual youth album, 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.
• Added resizable sheet music for the hymnbook and Children’s Songbook.
• Added a setting to choose between resizable and PDF sheet music.
• Added the ability to share or print sheet music.
• Added the ability to add all songs from a publication, topic, or playlist to another playlist.
• Added support for viewing content in two languages side-by-side on iPad (with iPadOS split view).
• Updated language switching to stay on the same song when switching languages.
• Updated the audio player to remember what you were listening to when the app restarts.
• Fixed an issue where items in a playlist would sometimes load in the wrong language.
• Fixed slowness on certain devices when rotating or navigating throughout the app.
Ratings and Reviews
Dark Mode Syncing with "Lyrics"
I’ve sent a feature request in the past in the year of 2023, and didn’t get a notice on when this suggestion would be fixed.
A while ago I wrote a bug report/feature request talking about the "new-ish" iPhone Dark and Light mode capabilities. So a problem that I guess has been noticed a couple times was relating to the "Theming" setting. You know how you turn off dark mode on your iPhone and it transfers to a Light Mode? When you go into the Hymn app and go into "settings" there’s an option for "Theming" for sheets. When activated or turned off the mode will switch to synchronize with the light filter on the device, either it be light or dark mode. Make sure you’re in a song and in "Sheets."
Now the problem comes in when you’re in "Lyrics." Could there be an option for light and dark mode to synchronize just like the "Theme" setting for the Sheets? When you’re in "Lyrics" and when dark mode is enabled, the background is black, right? So it the text color of the lyrics. When dark mode is enabled for Sheets, the text is white and the background is dark and with light mode, the text is black and the background is white. Now, this isn’t an option for "Lyrics." Could that be fixed anytime soon? This understandable?
Thanks for reading and looking into the problem.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your review and comments Matthew. We'll look into this feature request.
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!
Bug. I hate this bug.
I put this in 5 stars so you can see this because I want you to fixx this horrible bug!!! I want to rate it a 4 but I want you to see this review. I have IOS16.1 but clearly this bug is the same bug as the other reviews says. Like literally, this bug was at least since September 18… so it’s been two months and the bug is still here. Everything is fine, but one bug I just hate I want it to go away. I try to type in the search, and when I try to type a single thing, the app crashes. It happens with the other devices. Now I can’t find a song when the search doesn’t work. I can only type in numbers, but how the heck can I figure out what song is what number. So another way is putting it in alphabetical order. It’s the best I can do, but I want to be able to type in the search! Please fix this bug because I want to be able to search
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the feedback! We're glad you like the app. We have recently released an update that should fix many of the issues that users were experiencing. Please let us know what you think.
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- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 12.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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