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April 1977 General Conference Music

Apr 2–3, 1977

Talks and media from this conference are available at LDS.org or in Gospel Library.
Streaming video is on the LDS General Conference YouTube channel.
A PDF conference report is available at Archive.org.

Regular Sessions

Saturday Morning Session
Saturday, Apr 2, 1977, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 2, 1977, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 3, 1977, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 3, 1977, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

Welfare Services Session
Saturday, Apr 2, 1977, 7:00 AM

General Priesthood Meeting
Saturday, Apr 2, 1977, 7:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

The Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir furnished the choral numbers for the Saturday morning, Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon session of the Conference with Jerold D. Ottley and Donald H. Ripplinger conducting.

The Mormon Youth Chorus under the direction of Robert C. Bowden sang at the Saturday afternoon session.

At the General Priesthood Meeting on Saturday evening, a combined Choir of male voices from the Mormon Youth Chorus and the Tabernacle Choir furnished the music, directed by Donald H. Ripplinger and Robert C. Bowden.

Prelude, postiude, and interlude music, and accompaniments on the Tabernacle organ throughout the conference sessions were played by Alexander Schreiner, Robert Cundick, and Roy M. Darley, Tabernacle Organists.


From the April 1977 Conference Report booklet


Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online

Let the Mountains Shout for Joy

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Come, Rejoice

Words: Tracy Y. Cannon

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

For the Beauty of the Earth

Words: Folliott S. Pierpoint

Music: Conrad Kocher

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise

Words: Edward Partridge

Music: Anon.

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Hope of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

I Believe in Christ

Words: Bruce R. McConkie

Music: John Longhurst

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Softly Beams the Sacred Dawning

Words: John Jaques

Music: George Careless

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Of the Father’s Love Begotten

Words: Aurelius Prudentius

Music: Unknown

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online

Sweet is the Work

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John J. McClellan

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Last Words of David

Words: Randall Thompson

Music: Randall Thompson

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Come, O Thou King of Kings (Congregational)

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

I Need Thee Every Hour

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

General Priesthood Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online

Praise to the Man

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Artist: Combined Choir of male voices from the Mormon Youth Chorus and the Tabernacle Choir

Now We Are Ambassadors

Artist: Combined Choir of male voices from the Mormon Youth Chorus and the Tabernacle Choir

Israel, Israel, God Is Calling (Congregational)

Words: Richard Smyth

Music: Charles C. Converse

Artist: Combined Choir of male voices from the Mormon Youth Chorus and the Tabernacle Choir

Oh Say, What Is Truth?

Words: John Jaques

Music: Ellen Knowles Melling

Artist: Combined Choir of male voices from the Mormon Youth Chorus and the Tabernacle Choir

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online

Hail to the Brightness of Zion’s Glad Morning

Words: Thomas Hastings

Music: Edwin F. Parry

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

O Lord, I Would Hear Thy Word

Words: Merrill Bradshaw

Music: Merrill Bradshaw

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Come, Sing to the Lord

Words: Gerrit de Jong Jr.

Music: Gerrit de Jong Jr.

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

As the Dew from Heaven Distilling

Words: Thomas Kelly

Music: Joseph J. Daynes

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Lo, My Shepherd Is Divine

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

The Lord’s Prayer

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Congregational)

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Build Thee More Stately Mansions

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Hosannah Anthem

Words: Evan Stephens; William W. Phelps

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online

How Beautiful Upon the Mountains

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Lead Me By Thy Light

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

We Thank Thee, O God, For a Prophet (Congregational)

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me

Words: Edward Hopper

Music: John Edgar Gould

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir