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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

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Come, Rejoice

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Words: Tracy Y. Cannon

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon

For the Beauty of the Earth

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Words: Folliott S. Pierpoint

Music: Conrad Kocher

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Words: Edward Partridge

Music: Anon.

Hope of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

I Believe in Christ

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Words: Bruce R. McConkie

Music: John Longhurst

Softly Beams the Sacred Dawning

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Of the Father’s Love Begotten

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Words: Aurelius Prudentius

Music: Unknown

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online

Sweet is the Work

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John J. McClellan Jr.

Last Words of David

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Randall Thompson

Music: Randall Thompson

Come, O Thou King of Kings (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

I Need Thee Every Hour

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

General Priesthood Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online

Praise to the Man

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

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

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)

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

Words: Richard Smyth

Music: Charles C. Converse

Oh Say, What Is Truth?

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

Words: John Jaques

Music: Ellen Knowles Melling

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online

Hail to the Brightness of Zion’s Glad Morning

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Words: Thomas Hastings

Music: Edwin F. Parry

O Lord, I Would Hear Thy Word

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Words: Merrill Bradshaw

Music: Merrill Bradshaw

Come, Sing to the Lord

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Words: Gerrit de Jong Jr.

Music: Gerrit de Jong Jr.

As the Dew from Heaven Distilling

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Words: Thomas Kelly

Music: Joseph J. Daynes

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)

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Build Thee More Stately Mansions

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Evan Stephens

Hosannah Anthem

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Words: Evan Stephens; William W. Phelps

Music: Evan Stephens

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)

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me

Artist: Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir

Words: Edward Hopper

Music: John Edgar Gould