Latter-day Saints in other countries do not typically sing United States patriotic songs.
The full LDS hymnbook is currently published in 38 languages. The English hymnbook has 341 hymns, including four patriotic songs:
- America the Beautiful (USA)
- My Country, ’Tis of Thee (USA)
- The Star-Spangled Banner (USA)
- God Save the King (United Kingdom)
For a short time, the Church also published national anthem inserts for the English hymnbook, labeled as hymn 342:
- O Canada (Canada)
- Advance Australia Fair (Australia)
- God Defend New Zealand (New Zealand)
Hymnbooks in other languages have around 200 hymns from the current English hymnbook, plus a few additional hymns that are optionally chosen by the translators. None of them have United States patriotic songs; however, a few have local patriotic songs:
- Finnish: "Finlandia-hymni" (Finlandia) and "Siunaa ja varjele meitä" (Bless and Protect Us)
- Italian: "Va, pensiero sull’ali dorate" (Fly, Thought, on Wings of Gold / Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, from an opera by Verdi)
- Norwegian: "Gud signe vårt dyre fedreland" (God Bless Our Precious Homeland)
- Samoan: "Lo Matou Atua e, Matou te Fa‘afetai" (Our God, We Raise to Thee, a generic patriotic song not specifically Samoan)
- Thai: "เพลงชาติ" (Thai National Anthem) and "สรรเสริญพระบารมี" (Praise to the King / The King’s Anthem)
At the back of the English hymnbook, this guidance is given:
A few patriotic songs have been included in the hymnbook; with priesthood approval, local national anthems may be added. Members may stand for national anthems in Church meetings according to local custom and priesthood direction ("Using the Hymnbook," Hymns, 381).
Local leaders are able to decide which anthems or patriotic songs are appropriate for Church meetings where they live.
Although Latter-day Saints around the world hold the United States in high esteem – that the United States was uniquely set apart for the latter-day restoration of the gospel, and that the New Jerusalem will be built on the American continent – they are encouraged to honor the law and be actively involved in strengthening their community wherever they live.