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 questio...
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.
System update fixed my problems
After the last update nothing was coming up in my app. I deleted then reinstalled, still nothing. I was getting ready to write a review then remembered the system update on mu iPhone. Installed that and the app works perfectly. Hope this helps others!
Good and bad
This app is good when it works and I can read the music. It is just as often bad when I launch it and it needs an internet connection to download the music. Why oh why would you make an app that constantly has to update never-changing content? Super frustrating, and it always needs to download the sheet music at the worst time. Glad the scriptures app doesn’t do the same thing.
Use it all the time!
I use this all the time! The only suggestion is please add this app to Apple TV. I would even use it more. I would love to have this playing in my home or even have my kids play list of there primary program songs going often so they can hear them more.
I love this app! I listen to the youth music all the time and love it. I haven’t had any problems with it and like that I can change it between “music only” and “music and vocals”. I also love that you can pull up the sheet music for hymns and primary songs. Great app all around for my iPhone.
Reinstall app to fix crashes
I have 2 iPad 2s that would just crash on launching this app. With the latest update I deleted the app and reinstalled it. App launches and works as expected now. Hope this helps someone else with the same issues.
I loved using this app every Sunday, but since the last update I can't get anything to appear when I send a song. The update was supposed to fix this exact issue for some users, but possibly created the problem for others like myself. We need this app since we don't have piano players in our YW organization.
Can’t get it out of the dock
Lately this app has been adding itself to the dock on my iPad with a little clock badge in the corner of the icon, and the only way I’ve found to make it STOP is to delete the app. Note: “Show suggested and recent apps” is disabled on this iPad. This app doesn’t seem to care. I would love to give it another chance, because I use this app all the time. But until there’s a way to make the bad thing stop, it’s not getting installed again.
I've had no problems when using this app. It's easy to use and works well. I would like to see an option to play the music with or without people singing.
Suggestion For New Feature
The app is great for listening to music. I just have one suggestion: there should be an option to play the separate parts (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) of each song. It would be great to have this option as it would make it easy to learn parts.
I love this app. What I would like is to have availability to access it without the Internet and burning up my data. There’s just sometimes I want to listen to it and I don’t want to worry about the data usage.
I love the Hymns and I enjoy playing them on the piano and it is great to have all of them here on this phone. I also love listening to these beautiful hymns. I definitely recommend this app because it can make cleaning fun and hymns are amazing!!!!!!!!!
This app is perfect for singing the hymns as well as other church songs. And, unlike Gospel Library, it has the music in addition to the words of each song. 10/10
No. Sacred Music does not seem very safe to us. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 555 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.2/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Sacred Music Is 19.5/100.
No. Sacred Music does not seem legit based on our analysis. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 555 Sacred Music User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Sacred Music Is 19.5/100.
Sacred Music works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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