What Can I Get For a Missionary? Part 3: Music


Music is one of the best ways to bear testimony and bring the Spirit into a meeting. Elder Bruce R. McConkie said, “Music is given of God to further his purposes. Sweet melodies mellow the souls of men and help prepare them for the gospel. After men receive the truth, songs of praise to Deity help to sanctify and cleanse their souls.”

Music is also great at affecting mood. It can calm, excite, and inspire. We have a wonderful selection of LDS music here at the Book Table. There are a few CD’s in particular that we recommend for missionaries.

**NOTE: All missions are different when it comes to their musical guidelines. Please check with your missionary about what his or her mission president has said regarding music within their mission before sending them music.***

Called to Serve by Jenny Phillips

Jenny Phillips is one of the most recognized musicians in the LDS church. This CD is especially great because it has four bonus tracks that are in Spanish.

Called to Serve – CD

  1. Called to Serve (sung by Choir)
  2. I Know (sung by Jenny Phillips)
  3. Worthy To Serve (sung by Matt Bardsley)
  4. Like a Fire Burning (sung by Jenny Phillips & Choir)
  5. Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer (sung by Mark Wightman, Will Black, Jode Allen, James Steven)
  6. Be Not Afraid (sung by Brian Rhodes)
  7. Sweet Hour of Prayer (sung by Michael and Maryanne Martin)
  8. We Believe (sung by choir)
  9. Someone Needs to Hear (sung by Brian Rhodes & Alyssa Aramaki)
  10. In the Strength of the Lord (sung by Jenny Phillips)
  11. Onward Christian Soldiers (sung by James Stevens and Vocal Point)

              Bonus Spanish Songs

  1. Called to Serve (sung by Spanish choir)
  2. I Know (sung by Marci Williams)
  3. Worthy to Serve (sung by Ben Lopez)
  4. We Believe (sung by Spanish choir)

Especially for Missionaries

Compiled in the same style and with the same care as the Especially for Youth CD’s, Especially for Missionaries is arranged to motivate, energize, and uplift young missionaries before they depart or while they are in the field.

  1. I Will Not Be Still by Kenneth Cope
  2. You Surround Me by Katherine Nelson
  3. Somewhere Beyond the Moon by Alex Boye
  4. In His Embrace by Katherine Nelson
  5. A Little More Like Thee by Mindy Gledhill
  6. One Voice by Dustin Gledhill
  7. I Was Made by Michael Webb
  8. Faith Endures by Alex Boye
  9. Where Faith Lives by Cherie Call
  10. Love Will Find You There by Jericho Road
  11. Garden Walls by Mindy Gledhill
  12. Come Take Your Place by Hilary Weeks

The Work: A Nashville Tribute to The Missionaries

This is my personal favorite. I’ve given this CD to many a missionary, and last year we even had Nashville Tribute come do a signing in our store! They’re so awesome, and their shows are absolutely amazing. Check out some of their music here.

The Work: A Nashville Tribute to the Missionaries

  1. D&C 4:3 (featuring Ron Saltmarsh)
  2. Children Go Where I Send Thee (performed by Nashville Tribute Band)
  3. I Was Born (performed by Nashville Tribute Band & Friends)
  4. Stronger (sung by Bill Dean)
  5. Just For Me (sung by Jason Deere)
  6. Today is the Day (sung by David Osmond)
  7. Bless My Son (sung by Katherine Nelson)
  8. Work (performed by Due West)
  9. The Only Prayer That Matters (sung by Jason Deere)
  10. In a Letter Home (sung by Ben Truman)
  11. Knock (sung by Ryan Innes)
  12. Someone Prays (performed by The Jets)
  13. Twilight of My Years (sung by Gale Mayes)
  14. Hardest Thing I Ever Loved to Do  (sung by Jason Deere)
  15. Angels in the Streets (featuring Dan Truman)

Called to Serve by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

This CD is a special compilation of hymns performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir accompanied by the Orchestra at Temple Square.

  1. Called to Serve
  2. Redeemer of Israel
  3. I’ll Go Where You Want Me To Go
  4. How Firm a Foundation
  5. I Am a Child of God
  6. I Believe in Christ
  7. I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus
  8. Ye Elders of Israel
  9. I Know That My Redeemer Lives
  10. High on the Mountain Top
  11. He Sent His Son
  12. Come, Come Ye Saints
  13. This Is the Christ
  14. God Be with You Till We Meet Again
  15. The Spirit of God Like a Fire Is Burning

Our LDS department is full of instrumental, vocal, and compilation CD’s. We even have many of them on demo, so you can listen to them before you purchase them. Feel free to come in and check them out today!

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