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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)

Artist: Congregation

Words: Will L. Thompson

Music: Will L. Thompson

Let Us All Press On (Congregational)

Artist: Congregation

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Come, Come, Ye Saints (Congregational)

Artist: Congregation

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

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

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Goode

Music: Evan Stephens

At Thy Feet We Humbly Bow

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Back; Monney

Music: Back; Monney

Arr.: Manney

How Lovely Are the Messengers

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Felix Mendelssohn

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joseph Addison

Music: Dmitri Bortniansky

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Israel, Israel, God Is Calling (Congregational)

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Richard Smyth

Music: Charles C. Converse

The Lord’s Prayer

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Leroy J. Robertson

Music: Leroy J. Robertson

Arr.: Leroy J. Robertson

O My Father

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: Lowell Mason

O Be Joyful

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Leonard Stanley Glarum

Music: Leonard Stanley Glarum

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

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Words: Reid N. Nibley

Music: Reid N. Nibley

I Am a Child of God

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

Selection from “The Articles of Faith”

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Words: Joseph Smith

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

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

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

My Heavenly Father Loves Me

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Words: Clara W. McMaster

Music: Clara W. McMaster

I Want to Live the Gospel

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Roy M. Darley

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

Artist: Prospective elders’ choir

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: James Lucas

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Artist: Prospective elders’ choir

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

Arr.: K. Newell Dayley

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Artist: Prospective elders’ choir

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Artist: Prospective elders’ choir

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

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

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: St. Ambrose

Music: Jolley

Come, Sing to the Lord

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Gerrit de Jong Jr.

Music: Gerrit de Jong Jr.

Onward, Christian Soldiers

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Sabine Baring-Gould

Music: Arthur S. Sullivan

O Lord Most Holy

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Arthur Ryder

Music: César Franck

Glorious Everlasting

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: M. Thomas Cousins

Music: M. Thomas Cousins

Sweet Is the Work (Congregational)

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John J. McClellan Jr.

How Excellent Thy Name

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Howard Hanson

Music: Howard Hanson

For All the Saints

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Walsham How

Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams

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

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: John Henry Newman

Music: John B. Dykes

Consolation: I Am a Child of God

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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

Music: A. Laurence Lyon; Mildred Tanner Pettit

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Come, Follow Me

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: John Nicholson

Music: Samuel McBurney

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin