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April 1978 General Conference Music

Apr 1–2, 1978

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 1, 1978, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 1, 1978, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 2, 1978, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 2, 1978, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Welfare Session
Saturday, Apr 1, 1978, 7:00 AM

General Priesthood Meeting
Saturday, Apr 1, 1978, 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 sessions of the Conference with Jerold D. Ottley and Donald H. Ripplinger conducting.

A Primary Children’s Choir from the Salt Lake area provided the music for the Saturday afternoon session under the direction of Sister Carolyn O. Welling.

At the General Priesthood Meeting a Prospective Elders’ Choir from regions in the Salt Lake Valley furnished the music, directed by Brother Paul A. Hanks.

Prelude, postlude, and interlude music and accompaniments on the Tabernacle organ throughout the conference sessions were played by Robert Cundick, Roy Darley, or John Longhurst, Tabernacle Organists.


From the April 1978 Conference Report booklet


General Welfare Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1978 Ensign — Director, Jerold Ottley; organist, Robert Cundick. The congregation sang three hymns: “The World Has Need of Willing Men” (Hymns, no. 206), “Let Us All Press On” (Hymns, no. 98), and “Come, Come Ye Saints” (Hymns, no. 13).

The World Has Need of Willing Men (Congregational)

Words: Will L. Thompson

Music: Will L. Thompson

Artist: Congregation

Let Us All Press On (Congregational)

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Congregation

Come, Come, Ye Saints (Congregational)

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

Artist: Congregation

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1978 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, under the direction of Jerold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger; organist, Robert Cundick, sang: “Lo, the Mighty God Appearing” (Hymns, no. 264), “At Thy Feet We Humbly Bow” by Back and Monney (B. F. Wood Music Co.), “How Lovely Are the Messengers” by Mendelssohn (Oliver Ditson Co.), “The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare” (Hymns, no. 113), “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” by Longhurst and Hinckley (manuscript—not available), “Israel, Israel, God Is Calling” in which the congregation joined (Hymns, no. 81), “The Lord’s Prayer” by Robertson (Galaxy Music Corp.), “O My Father” (Hymns, no. 138), and “O Be Joyful” by Glarum (C. Fischer).

Lo, the Mighty God Appearing

Words: William Goode

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

At Thy Feet We Humbly Bow

Words: Back; Monney

Music: Back; Monney

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Manney

How Lovely Are the Messengers

Words: Felix Mendelssohn

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare

Words: Joseph Addison

Music: Dmitri Bortniansky

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Israel, Israel, God Is Calling (Congregational)

Words: Richard Smyth

Music: Charles C. Converse

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Lord’s Prayer

Words: Leroy J. Robertson

Music: Leroy J. Robertson

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Leroy J. Robertson

O My Father

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: Lowell Mason

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

O Be Joyful

Words: Leonard Stanley Glarum

Music: Leonard Stanley Glarum

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1978 Ensign — A Primary Children’s Choir, director, Carolyn O. Welling; organist, Roy Darley, sang: “I Know My Father Lives” (Sing with Me, B-39), “I Am a Child of God” (Sing with Me, B-76), selection from “The Articles of Faith” (More Songs for Children, 33), “We Thank Thee, O God, For A Prophet” in which the congregation joined (Hymns, no. 196), “My Heavenly Father Loves Me” (Sing with Me, B-59), and “I Want to Live the Gospel” (Sing with Me, B-65).

I Know My Father Lives

Words: Reid N. Nibley

Music: Reid N. Nibley

Artist: Primary children’s choir

I Am a Child of God

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Selection from “The Articles of Faith”

Words: Joseph Smith

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

Artist: Primary children’s choir

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Primary children’s choir

My Heavenly Father Loves Me

Words: Clara W. McMaster

Music: Clara W. McMaster

Artist: Primary children’s choir

I Want to Live the Gospel

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Roy M. Darley

Artist: Primary children’s choir

General Priesthood Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1978 Ensign — The music was provided by a Prospective Elders’ Choir from Bonneville, Butler, Cottonwood, Ensign, Granger, Granite, Jordan, Jordan South, Kearns, Midvale, Millcreek, Murray, Pioneer, Rose Park, Sugarhouse, Taylorsville, Taylorsville West, and Wilford Regions. Director, Paul A. Hanks; organist, Roy Darley. The choir sang: “Come, Let Us Anew” (Hymns, no. 306), “The Lord Is My Shepherd” by Dayley (Sonos Music Resources), “How Firm a Foundation” in which the congregation joined (Hymns, no. 66), and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” (Hymns, no. 317).

Come, Let Us Anew

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: James Lucas

Artist: Prospective elders’ choir

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

Artist: Prospective elders’ choir

Arr.: K. Newell Dayley

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Artist: Prospective elders’ choir

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Artist: Prospective elders’ choir

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1978 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, under the direction of Jerold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger; organist, Robert Cundick, sang: “Praise to the Man” (Hymns, no. 147), “O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright” by Jolley and Ambrose (Hope Publishing Co.), “Come, Sing to the Lord” (Hymns, no. 32), “Onward, Christian Soldiers” (Hymns, no. 138), “O Lord Most Holy,” by Franck (General Music Committee, out of print), “Glorious Everlasting” by Cousins (Brodt Music Co.), “Sweet Is the Work” in which the congregation joined (Hymns, no. 168), “How Excellent Thy Name,” by Handel (manuscript—not available), and “For All The Saints,” by Williams and How, (C. Fischer).

Praise to the Man

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright

Words: St. Ambrose

Music: Jolley

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Come, Sing to the Lord

Words: Gerrit de Jong Jr.

Music: Gerrit de Jong Jr.

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Onward, Christian Soldiers

Words: Sabine Baring-Gould

Music: Arthur S. Sullivan

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

O Lord Most Holy

Words: Arthur Ryder

Music: César Franck

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Glorious Everlasting

Words: M. Thomas Cousins

Music: M. Thomas Cousins

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sweet Is the Work (Congregational)

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John J. McClellan

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

How Excellent Thy Name

Words: Howard Hanson

Music: Howard Hanson

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

For All the Saints

Words: William Walsham How

Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1978 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, under the direction of Jerold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger; organist, John Longhurst, sang: “Lead, Kindly Light” (Hymns, no. 112), “Consolation: I Am a Child of God,” by Lyon and Hanson (manuscript—not available), “Now Let Us Rejoice” in which the congregation joined (Hymns, no. 118), and “Come Follow Me,” by Manookin and Nicholson (Sonos Music Resources).

Lead, Kindly Light

Words: John Henry Newman

Music: John B. Dykes

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Consolation: I Am a Child of God

Words: A. Laurence Lyon; Lloyd Hansen; Naomi Ward Randall

Music: A. Laurence Lyon; Mildred Tanner Pettit

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Come, Follow Me

Words: John Nicholson

Music: Samuel McBurney

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin