Help for Home-Centered Worship
With churches worldwide temporarily closed to group gatherings, homes throughout world have become centers of worship for individuals and families.
To provide resources for the home and to help people draw closer to the divine and hear the voice of the Lord, the Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have prepared music playlists on its YouTube Channel that can be used worldwide. As J. Reuben Clark, former counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, once explained: “We get nearer to the Lord through music than perhaps through any other thing except prayer.”
Here are some of the Choir’s YouTube playlists to help your home-centered worship. Check out all of the Choir’s playlists for more suggestions.
Music & the Spoken Word : This contains a series of complete 30-minute broadcasts that could be used to supplement your worship. Each Music & the Spoken Word episode is shown in its entirety.
Inspirational Message Videos: (“the Spoken Word” portion of the Choir’s weekly broadcast) Short spoken vignettes that will encourage and uplift.
Hymns for Sunday Worship: Individual hymns from Music & the Spoken Word broadcasts and other performances.
Children’s Songs: Music appropriate for children of all ages performed by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square including music from the Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
General Conference Music: Music performed by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square during the biannual general conference meetings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Music has always been important as part of worship for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When speaking of the power of music, current Church President Russell M. Nelson said, “Music has power to provide spiritual nourishment. It has healing power. It has the power to facilitate worship allowing us to contemplate the Atonement and the Restoration of the gospel with its saving principles and exalting ordinances. It provides power for us to express prayerful thoughts and bear testimony of sacred truths.”