“Progress Reported on New Hymnbook,” Ensign, Aug. 1975, 95
Since the announcement of a proposed new hymnbook was made in March 1974, hundreds of new hymn music and texts have been received from all parts of the world. Many suggestions for revisions in songs and format have also been received and those involved in the project are grateful for the response.
The compilers hope that LDS hymns produced in various cultures will be included in the new volume; many contributions have already been received from non-English-speaking areas.
No date has been set for availability of the new hymnbook. An initial review of the present volume has been completed and past hymnbooks have also been reviewed in an effort to include hymns from our heritage. Although excellent material is always welcomed, it will be difficult to consider anything for the new hymnbook after September 30 of this year.
After submissions have been further evaluated, it is expected that hymns on needed topics will be commissioned.
Because final production will take a considerable length of time, Church units in need of hymnbooks are encouraged to purchase the present edition. They are available through Church Distribution.