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October 1978 General Conference Music

Sep 30–Oct 1, 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, Sep 30, 1978, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Sep 30, 1978, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Oct 1, 1978, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Oct 1, 1978, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

Women’s Fireside
Saturday, Sep 16, 1978

General Welfare Session
Saturday, Sep 30, 1978, 7:00 AM

General Priesthood Meeting
Saturday, Sep 30, 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. Otdey and Donald H. Ripplinger conducting.

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

The General Priesthood Meeting held Saturday evening featured a combined Choir of male voices from the Mormon Youth Chorus and the Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley and Robert C. Bowden.

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


From the October 1978 Conference Report booklet


General Welfare Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1978 Ensign — Under the direction of Donald Ripplinger, with John Longhurst as organist, the congregation sang two hymns: “How Firm a Foundation” (Hymns, no. 66) and “Do What Is Right” (Hymns, no. 27).

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Artist: Congregation

Words: Anon.; Robert Keen

Music: Anon.; J. Ellis

Do What Is Right (Congregational)

Artist: Congregation

Words: Anon.

Music: George Kiallmark Sr.

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Artist: Congregation

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1978 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, with organist John Longhurst, sang “Praise to the Lord” (Hymns, no. 150), “Oh Lord, I Would Hear Thy Word” by Merrill Bradshaw (Sonos Music Resources), “Behold Thy Servant, Lord” (including “We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet,” with congregation) by Darwin Wolford (manuscript—not available), “Lead Me into Life Eternal” (Hymns, no. 141), “How Long, O Lord, Most Holy” (Hymns, no. 69), “Choristers of Light” by Katherine Davis (Galaxy Music Corp.), “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” by Teschner/Alexander Schreiner (J. Fischer), and “O Thou Rock of Our Salvation” (Hymns, no. 130). The congregation sang “Hope of Israel” (Hymns, no. 64).

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Joachim Neander

Music: Stralsund Gesangbuch

Oh Lord, I Would Hear Thy Word

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Merrill Bradshaw

Music: Merrill Bradshaw

Behold Thy Servant, Lord (including “We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet”) (Congregational)

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Darwin Wolford; William Fowler

Music: Darwin Wolford; Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Lead Me into Life Eternal

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: John A. Widtsoe

Music: Alexander Schreiner

How Long, O Lord, Most Holy

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: John A. Widtsoe

Music: B. Cecil Gates

Choristers of Light

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Katherine Davis

Music: Katherine Davis

All Glory, Laud, and Honor

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Theodulph of Orleans

Music: Melchior Teschner

Arr.: Alexander Schreiner

O Thou Rock of Our Salvation

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Hope of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1978 Ensign — The Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Roy Darley, sang “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go” by Rounsefell/Darley (manuscript—not available), “O Lord God” by Tschesnokoff (Boston Music Co.), and “I Need Thee Every Hour” (Hymns, no. 79). The congregation sang “Come, Come, Ye Saints” (Hymns, no. 13).

I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Mary Brown

Music: Carrie E. Rounsefell

Arr.: Roy M. Darley

O Lord God

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Paul Chesnokov

Music: Paul Chesnokov

I Need Thee Every Hour

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

Come, Come, Ye Saints (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

General Priesthood Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1978 Ensign — The combined men’s chorus from the Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Jerold Ottley and Robert Bowden, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “Rise Up, O Men of God” (Hymns, no. 332), “Pilgrim’s Song” by Tchaikovsky (J. Fischer), and “The Lord Is My Shepherd” by Koschat/Lyon (manuscript—not available). The congregation sang “Let Us All Press On” (Hymns, no. 98).

Rise Up, O Men of God

Artist: Men of the Tabernacle Choir; Men of the Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: William Pierson Merrill

Music: Frank W. Asper

Pilgrim’s Song

Artist: Men of the Tabernacle Choir; Men of the Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Music: Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Artist: Men of the Tabernacle Choir; Men of the Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

Let Us All Press On (Congregational)

Artist: Men of the Tabernacle Choir; Men of the Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1978 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “God of Our Fathers” (Hymns, no. 54), “More Things Are Wrought by Prayer” by Elinor Warren (H. W. Gray), “‘Tis Sweet to Sing the Matchless Love” (Hymns, no. 187), “Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Brings” (Hymns, no. 191), “I Believe in Christ” by Rhea Allen (Deseret Book), “Hallelujah (Mt. of Olives)” by Beethoven (Oliver Ditson Co.), “For I Am Called by Thy Name” by Crawford Gates (Sonos Music Resources), “I Will Greatly Rejoice” by Joseph Roff (Hope Pub. Co.), and “God Bless Our Prophet Dear” by Merrill Bradshaw (Merrill Bradshaw). The congregation sang “Redeemer of Israel” (Hymns, no. 195).

God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Daniel C. Roberts

Music: George W. Warren

More Things Are Wrought by Prayer

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Elinor Remick Warren

Music: Elinor Remick Warren

’Tis Sweet to Sing the Matchless Love

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: George Manwaring

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Brings

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Mary Ann Morton

Music: Alfred M. Durham

I Believe in Christ

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Bruce R. McConkie

Music: Rhea B. Allen

Hallelujah (Mt. of Olives)

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Ludwig van Beethoven

Music: Ludwig van Beethoven

For I Am Called by Thy Name

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Crawford Gates

Music: Crawford Gates

Arr.: Crawford Gates

I Will Greatly Rejoice

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Joseph Roff

Music: Joseph Roff

God Bless Our Prophet Dear

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Bernard Snow

Music: Harry A. Dean

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1978 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, with organist John Longhurst, sang “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah” (Hymns, no. 56), “Psalm 149” by Robert Manookin (Sonos Music Resources), and “Behold, This Is the Way” by Robert Cundick (manuscript—not available). The congregation sang “The Spirit of God Like a Fire Is Burning” (Hymns, no. 213).

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Psalm 149

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Robert P. Manookin

Music: Robert P. Manookin

Behold, This Is the Way

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Robert Cundick

Music: Robert Cundick

The Spirit of God Like a Fire Is Burning (Congregational)

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.