Special Collections - June 2021
1869 – Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 13th ed., Liverpool
The hymns they sang crossing the plains are still sung today and we wait with eager anticipation the publication of a new hymnal. We might ask; what did your ancestors sing as they crossed the plains?
•Later edition of the Manchester hymnal first published in 1840 by Brigham Young, Parley P. Pratt, and John Taylor.
•It went through many editions, lasting until 1912.
•Over the years, publication of this hymnal moved from Manchester to Liverpool.
•It was a words-only hymnal; the tunes were sung from memory