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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 Address
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)

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Congregation

When Upon Life’s Billows (Congregational)

Words: Johnson Oatman Jr.

Music: Edwin O. Excell

Artist: Congregation

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Artist: Congregation

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

Words: William Goode

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: John E. Tullidge

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Now We Sing Thy Praise

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Psalm 148

Words: Gustav Holst

Music: Gustav Holst; L. Bourgeois

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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

Words: Reid N. Nibley

Music: Reid N. Nibley

Artist: Primary children’s choir

The Still Small Voice

Words: Merrill Bradshaw

Music: Merrill Bradshaw

Artist: Primary children’s choir

God’s Love

Words: Elizabeth Cushing Taylor

Music: Grace Wilbur Conant

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Faith

Words: Beatrice Goff Jackson

Music: Michael F. Moody

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Beautiful Savior

Words: Anon.

Music: Silesian folk song

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Come, Ye Children of the Lord (Congregational)

Words: James H. Wallis

Music: Spanish melody

Artist: Primary children’s choir

The Lord Gave Me a Temple

Words: Donnell Hunter

Music: Darwin Wolford

Artist: Primary children’s choir

My Body Is a Temple

Words: Esther H. Doolittle

Music: Henry Smart

Artist: Primary children’s choir

I Am a Child of God

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

Artist: Primary children’s choir

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

Words: Keith Engar

Music: Robert Cundick

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

Come O Thou King of Kings

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

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

Arr.: Merrill Bradshaw

Do What is Right (Congregational)

Words: Anon.

Music: George Kaillmark

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

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

Words: Felicia D. Hemans

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

At Thy Feet

Words: Back; Monney

Music: Back; Monney

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Come, Let Us Anew

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: James Lucas

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sweet Is the Peace

Words: Mary Ann Morton

Music: Alfred M. Durham

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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)

Words: Richard Smyth

Music: Charles C. Converse

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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

Words: Frank I. Kooyman

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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

Words: John Newton

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

O Lord Most Holy

Words: Arthur Ryder

Music: César Franck

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Hope of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Love at Home

Words: John Hugh McNaughton

Music: John Hugh McNaughton

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord

Words: Julius Schubring

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Praise to the Man

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Spirit of God

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

For I Am Called by Thy Name

Words: Crawford Gates

Music: Crawford Gates

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Choristers of Light

Words: Katherine Davis

Music: Katherine Davis

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir