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April 1980 General Conference Music

Apr 5–6, 1980

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 5, 1980, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 5, 1980, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 6, 1980, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 6, 1980, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Young Women Meeting
Saturday, Mar 22, 1980, 6:00 PM

General Welfare Session
Saturday, Apr 5, 1980, 7:00 AM

General Priesthood Meeting
Saturday, Apr 5, 1980, 7:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

The Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir provided the choral numbers for the Saturday morning and Sunday morning sessions of the conference, with Jerold D. Ottley and Donald H. Ripplinger conducting.

A Relief Society choir comprised of sisters from the Centerville, Syracuse, Layton, and Kaysville regions furnished the music for the Saturday afternoon session under the direction of Beverly J. Pond.

At the general priesthood meeting, an Aaronic Priesthood choir from regions in the Salt Lake Valley provided the music, directed by Norman R. Wendel.

The Mormon Youth Chorus sang at the Sunday afternoon session, directed by Robert C. Bowden.

The Fayette, New York Branch choir assisted with music during the Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon sessions. Their director was Robert B. Winebrenner, accompanied by Alma Jean Porschet.

Prelude, postlude, and interlude music and accompaniments on the Tabernacle organ throughout the conference sessions were played by Rob

ert Cundick, Roy Darley, or John Longhurst, Tabernacle organists.


From the April 1980 Conference Report booklet


General Young Women Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online

Today, While the Sun Shines (Congregational)

Words: L. Clark

Music: Evan Stephens

Let Us All Press On (Congregational)

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

The World Has Need of Willing Men (Congregational)

Words: Will L. Thompson

Music: Will L. Thompson

General Welfare Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1980 Ensign — Directed by Donald Ripplinger, with Roy Darley as organist, the congregation sang “Today, While the Sun Shines” (Hymns, no. 215), “Let Us All Press On” (Hymns, no. 98), and “The World Has Need of Willing Men” (Hymns, no. 206).

Come, O Thou King of Kings

Artist: Congregation

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

More Things Are Wrought by Prayer

Artist: Congregation

Words: Elinor Remick Warren

Music: Elinor Remick Warren

A Marvelous Work

Artist: Congregation

Words: Alexander Schreiner

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: Congregation

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Praise Ye the Lord

Artist: Congregation

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: Evan Stephens

Turn Back O Man

Artist: Congregation

Song of Praise

Artist: Congregation

Words: Leroy J. Robertson

Music: Leroy J. Robertson

Lead Me into Life Eternal

Artist: Congregation

Words: John A. Widtsoe

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1980 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jarold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “Come, O Thou King of Kings” (Hymns, no. 20), “More Things Are Wrought by Prayer” by Warren (H. W. Gray), “A Marvelous Work” by Alexander Schreiner (The Choirbook, no. 12), “Praise Ye the Lord” (Hymns, no. 277), “Turn Back O Man” by Hoist (Galaxy), “Song of Praise” by LeRoy J. Robertson (The Choirbook, no. 56), and “Lead Me into Life Eternal” (Hymns, no. 141). The congregation sang “Redeemer of Israel” (Hymns no. 195).

An Angel From On High

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: John E. Tullidge

Arr.: Marden J. Pond

He is Not Here

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Crawford Gates

Music: Crawford Gates

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Though Deepening Trials

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: George Careless

Arr.: Merrill Bradshaw

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1980 Ensign — A Relief Society Choir from Centerville, Syracuse, Layton, and Kaysville (Utah) regions, directed by Beverly J. Pond, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “An Angel From On High” by John Tullidge, arranged by Marden J. Pond (manuscript; not available), “He is Not Here” by Crawford Gates (The Choirbook, no. 30), and “Though Deepening Trials” by George Careless, arranged by Merrill Bradshaw (Hymns for Relief Society Choirs, no. 15). The congregation sang “How Firm a Foundation” (Hymns, no. 66).

O How Lovely Was the Morning

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond

Arr.: Darwin Wofford

I Face the World

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: Joan Oviatt

Music: Dan Carter

I Am a Mormon Boy

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Do What Is Right (Congregational)

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: Anon.

Music: George Kaillmark

Praise to the Man

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Arr.: Darwin Wofford

General Priesthood Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1980 Ensign — An Aaronic Priesthood Choir from Jordan, Jordan South, Sandy, Midvale, Crescent, Draper, Taylorsville, and Taylorsville West (Utah) regions, directed by Norman R. Wendel, with organist Roy Darley, sang “O How Lovely Was the Morning” by A. C. Smyth, arranged by Darwin Wofford (manuscript; not available), “I Face the World” by Dan Carter (manuscript; not available), “I Am a Mormon Boy” by Rock Oakeson (manuscript; not available), and “Praise to the Man” arranged by Darwin Wolford (manuscript; not available). The congregation sang “Do What Is Right” (Hymns, no. 27).

High On the Mountain Top

Artist: Aaronic Priesthood choir

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Jesus, Savior

Artist: Aaronic Priesthood choir

Words: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Praise to the Man

Artist: Aaronic Priesthood choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Artist: Aaronic Priesthood choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

And Then Shall Your Light Break Forth

Artist: Aaronic Priesthood choir

Hosannah Anthem

Artist: Aaronic Priesthood choir

Words: Evan Stephens; William W. Phelps

Music: Evan Stephens

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

Hail to the Brightness of Zion’s Glad Morning

Artist: Aaronic Priesthood choir

Words: Thomas Hastings

Music: Edwin F. Parry

The Morning Breaks, the Shadows Flee

Artist: Aaronic Priesthood choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet

Artist: Aaronic Priesthood choir

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1980 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley, with organist John Longhurst, sang “High On the Mountain Top” (Hymns, no. 62), “Jesus, Savior” by Mozart (The Choirbook, no. 33), “Praise to the Man” (Hymns, no. 147), “And Then Shall Your Light Break Forth” by Mendelssohn from Elijah (G. Schirmer), “Hosannah Anthem” by Evan Stephens, arranged by Darwin Wolford (The Choirbook, no. 69), and “Hail to the Brightness of Zion’s Glad Morning” (Hymns, no. 182). The Fayette, New York, Branch Choir, directed by Robert B. Winebrenner, with organist Alma Jean Porschet, sang “The Morning Breaks, the Shadows Flee” (Hymns, no. 269) and “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, no. 196). The congregation sang “Now Let Us Rejoice” (Hymns, no. 118).

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Fayette, New York, Branch Choir

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Fayette, New York, Branch Choir

Words: James Montgomery

Music: George Coles

Arr.: A. Laurence Lyon

Come. Come Ye Saints (Congregational)

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Fayette, New York, Branch Choir

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

We Ever Pray for Thee

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Fayette, New York, Branch Choir

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Henry A. Tuckett

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

God Be with You

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Fayette, New York, Branch Choir

Words: Jeremiah E. Rankin

Music: William G. Tomer