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October 1979 General Conference Music

Oct 6–7, 1979

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, Oct 6, 1979, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Oct 6, 1979, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Oct 7, 1979, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Oct 7, 1979, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

Women’s Fireside
Saturday, Sep 15, 1979

General Welfare Session
Saturday, Oct 6, 1979, 7:00 AM

General Priesthood Meeting
Saturday, Oct 6, 1979, 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 children’s chorus, directed by Sister Carolyn O. Welling, provided the music for the Saturday afternoon session.

At the general priesthood meeting, a combined chorus from the Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Chorus furnished the music, directed by Robert C. Bowden and Jerold D. Ottley.

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


From the October 1979 Conference Report booklet


General Welfare Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1979 Ensign — Director, Jerold Ottley; organist, Roy Darley. The congregation sang three hymns: “Redeemer of Israel” (Hymns, no. 195), “When Upon Life’s Billows” (Hymns, no. 202), and “How Firm a Foundation” (Hymns, no. 66).

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: Congregation

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

When Upon Life’s Billows (Congregational)

Artist: Congregation

Words: Johnson Oatman Jr.

Music: Edwin O. Excell

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Artist: Congregation

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1979 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, under the direction of Jerold Ottley, with organist John Longhurst, sang: “Lo, the Mighty God Appearing” (Hymns, no. 264), “I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes” by Sowerby (Boston Music), “And the Glory of the Lord” by Handel (C. Fischer), “An Angel from on High” (Hymns, no. 224), “High on the Mountain Top” in which the congregation joined (Hymns, no. 62), “Now We Sing Thy Praise” by Tschesnokoff and Cain (Belwin), “Psalm 148” by Holst (Galaxy Music), and “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah” (Hymns, no. 56).

Lo, the Mighty God Appearing

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Goode

Music: Evan Stephens

I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

And the Glory of the Lord

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

An Angel from on High

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: John E. Tullidge

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Now We Sing Thy Praise

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Psalm 148

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Gustav Holst

Music: Gustav Holst; L. Bourgeois

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1979 Ensign — A Primary children’s choir, directed by Carolyn O. Welling, with organist Roy M. Darley, sang: “Quiet Song” (Sing with Me, p. B-27), “I Know My Father Lives” (Sing with Me, p. B-39), “The Still Small Voice” (Sing with Me, p. B-92), for prelude music they also sang “God’s Love” (Sing with Me, p. B-1), “Faith” (More Songs for Children, p. 2), “Beautiful Savior” (Sing with Me, p. B-6), “Come, Ye Children of the Lord” in which the congregation joined (Hymns, no. 23), “The Lord Gave Me a Temple” (Sing with Me, p. B-48), “My Body Is a Temple” (More Songs for Children, p. 11), and “I Am a Child of God” (Sing with Me, p. B-76).

Quiet Song

Artist: Primary children’s choir

I Know My Father Lives

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Words: Reid N. Nibley

Music: Reid N. Nibley

The Still Small Voice

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Words: Merrill Bradshaw

Music: Merrill Bradshaw

God’s Love

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Words: Elizabeth Cushing Taylor

Music: Grace Wilbur Conant

Faith

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Words: Beatrice Goff Jackson

Music: Michael F. Moody

Beautiful Savior

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Words: Anon.

Music: Silesian folk song

Come, Ye Children of the Lord (Congregational)

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Words: James H. Wallis

Music: Spanish melody

The Lord Gave Me a Temple

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Words: Donnell Hunter

Music: Darwin Wolford

My Body Is a Temple

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Words: Esther H. Doolittle

Music: Henry Smart

I Am a Child of God

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

General Priesthood Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1979 Ensign — A combined choir of men from the Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Choir, under the direction of Jerold Ottley and Robert Bowden, with organist Roy M. Darley, sang: “The Priesthood Gift” by Cundick and Engar (manuscript), “Come O Thou King of Kings” arr. by Bradshaw (Sonos), “Do What is Right” in which the congregation joined (Hymns, no. 314), and “Abide Ye in the Liberty” by Manookin (manuscript).

The Priesthood Gift

Artist: Combined men of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Keith Engar

Music: Robert Cundick

Come O Thou King of Kings

Artist: Combined men of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

Arr.: Merrill Bradshaw

Do What is Right (Congregational)

Artist: Combined men of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Anon.

Music: George Kaillmark

Abide Ye in the Liberty

Artist: Combined men of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Chorus

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1979 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, under the direction of Jerold Ottley, with organist Robert Cundick, sang: “For the Strength of the Hills” (Hymns, no. 241), “At Thy Feet” by Bach (B. F. Wood Music), “Come, Let Us Anew” (Hymns, no. 17), “Sweet Is the Peace” (Hymns, no. 191), “Eternal Life” by Bock and St. Francis, arr. by Dungan (John Church), “Lift Up Your Heads” by Handel (C. Fischer), “Israel, Israel, God Is Calling” in which the congregation joined (Hymns, no. 81), “O Savior Hear Me” by Gluck and Protheroe (Gamble Music), “Break Forth into Joy” by Barnby (Chapel Anthems) and “Thy Spirit, Lord, Has Stirred Our Souls” (Hymns, no. 204).

For the Strength of the Hills

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Felicia D. Hemans

Music: Evan Stephens

At Thy Feet

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Back; Monney

Music: Back; Monney

Come, Let Us Anew

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: James Lucas

Sweet Is the Peace

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Mary Ann Morton

Music: Alfred M. Durham

Eternal Life

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Olive Dungan

Lift Up Your Heads

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Israel, Israel, God Is Calling (Congregational)

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Richard Smyth

Music: Charles C. Converse

O Savior Hear Me

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Break Forth into Joy

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Thy Spirit, Lord, Has Stirred Our Souls

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Frank I. Kooyman

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1979 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, under the direction of Donald Ripplinger, with organist John Longhurst, sang: “Though in the Outward Church Below” (Hymns, no. 102), “O Lord Most Holy” by Bruckner and Dickson (H. W. Gray), “Hope of Israel” in which the congregation joined (Hymns, no. 64), “Love at Home” arr. by Manookin (Sonos), “Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord” (Hymns, no. 235), “Praise to the Man” (Hymns, no. 147), “The Spirit of God” (Hymns, no. 213), “For I Am Called by Thy Name” by Gates (Sonos), and “Choristers of Light” by Davis (Galaxy Music).

Though in the Outward Church Below

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: John Newton

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

O Lord Most Holy

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Arthur Ryder

Music: César Franck

Hope of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Love at Home

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: John Hugh McNaughton

Music: John Hugh McNaughton

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Julius Schubring

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Praise to the Man

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

The Spirit of God

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

For I Am Called by Thy Name

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Crawford Gates

Music: Crawford Gates

Choristers of Light

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Katherine Davis

Music: Katherine Davis