Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Gramps,
In administering the sacrament, why is the bread broken during the singing of the sacramental hymn rather than being prepared prior to the singing of the hymn?
Charlene, Titusville, Florida

Dear, Charlene,
The hymn is sung during the breaking of the bread in order to give the congregation something to do of a spiritual nature while the bread is being broken. The sacrament hymns are chosen to be reflective of the Savior and of his great atoning sacrifice. Thus the singing of the hymn is an aid in preparing the people to be in tune with the Spirit of the Holy Ghost that they may be in a position to renew their baptismal covenants with the Lord as they partake of the sacrament.
Gramps

Copyright © 2019 Ask Gramps - Q and A about Mormon Doctrine. All Rights Reserved.
This website is not owned by or affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes called the Mormon or LDS Church). The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the position of the Church. The views expressed by individual users are the responsibility of those users and do not necessarily represent the position of the Church. For the official Church websites, please visit LDS.org or Mormon.org.

Pin It on Pinterest