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October 1980 General Conference Music

Oct 4–5, 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, Oct 4, 1980, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Oct 4, 1980, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Oct 5, 1980, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Oct 5, 1980, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Relief Society Meeting
Saturday, Sep 27, 1980

General Welfare Session
Saturday, Oct 4, 1980, 7:00 AM

General Priesthood Meeting
Saturday, Oct 4, 1980, 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 Ottiey and Donald H. Ripplinger conducting.

The music for the Saturday afternoon session was provided by the Mormon Youth Chorus directed by Robert C. Bowden.

At the general priesthood meeting, a combined men’s choir from Ricks College furnished the music, directed by Richard Robison.

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 1980 Conference Report booklet


General Welfare Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1980 Ensign — Under the direction of Donald Ripplinger, with Roy Darley as organist, the congregation sang three hymns: “Hope of Israel” by Clayson (Hymns, no. 64), “Choose the Right” by Tuckett (Hymns, no. 110), and “Have I Done Any Good?” by Thompson (Hymns, no. 58).

Hope of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Artist: Congregation

Choose the Right (Congregational)

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: Henry A. Tuckett

Artist: Congregation

Have I Done Any Good? (Congregational)

Words: Will L. Thompson

Music: Will L. Thompson

Artist: Congregation

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1980 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley, with organist John Longhurst, sang “Arise, O Glorious Zion” by Careless (Hymns, no. 225), “The Lord’s Prayer” by Gates (Choirbook, p. 42), “For the Beauty of the Earth” by Kocher/Davis (Remick), “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah” by Hughes (Hymns, no. 56), “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee” by Dykes (Hymns, no. 148), “Come Unto Jesus” by Huish (Hymns, no. 22), “Lead, Kindly Light” by Dykes/Cundick (Hymns, no. 112, Hymnal Plus, Sonos), “God of Our Fathers” by Warren/Cundick (Hymns, no. 54, Hymnal Plus, Sonos), and “Dedication” by Reske (Choirbook, p. 45). The congregation sang “Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning” by Smyth (Hymns, no. 136).

Arise, O Glorious Zion

Words: William G. Mills

Music: George Careless

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Lord’s Prayer

Words: B. Cecil Gates

Music: B. Cecil Gates

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

For the Beauty of the Earth

Words: Folliott S. Pierpoint

Music: Conrad Kocher

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Words: Bernard of Clairvaux

Music: John B. Dykes

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Come Unto Jesus

Words: Orson Pratt Huish

Music: Orson Pratt Huish

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning (Congregational)

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Lead, Kindly Light

Words: John Henry Newman

Music: John B. Dykes

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

God of Our Fathers

Words: Daniel C. Roberts

Music: George W. Warren

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Dedication

Words: Willy Reske

Music: Willy Reske

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1980 Ensign — The Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Roy Darley, sang “O My Father” by McGranahan (Hymns, no. 139), “Psalm 148” by Holst (Augener, Ltd.), and “The Spirit of God Like a Fire” arranged by Bowden (manuscript not available). The congregation sang “Redeemer of Israel” by Lewis (Hymns, no. 195).

O My Father

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: James McGranahan

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Psalm 148

Words: Gustav Holst

Music: Gustav Holst; L. Bourgeois

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

The Spirit of God Like a Fire

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

General Priesthood Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1980 Ensign — A men’s choir from Ricks College, directed by Richard Robison, with organist Roy Darley, sang “See, the Mighty Angel Flying!” by Stephens/Wolford (ms. not available), “Though Deepening Trials” by Careless/Manookin (Sonos), and “Beautiful Savior” arranged by Riegger (Flammer). The congregation sang “Praise to the Man” (Hymns, no. 147).

See, the Mighty Angel Flying!

Words: Robert B. Thompson

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Men’s choir from Ricks College

Though Deepening Trials

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: George Careless

Artist: Men’s choir from Ricks College

Praise to the Man (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Artist: Men’s choir from Ricks College

Beautiful Savior

Words: Anon.

Music: Silesian folk song

Artist: Men’s choir from Ricks College

Arr.: Wallingford Riegger

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1980 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley, with Robert Cundick at the organ, sang “Lo! The Mighty God Appearing” by Stephens (Hymns, no. 264), “Sweet Hour of Prayer” by Bradbury/Manookin (Sonos), “The Morning Breaks” by Careless (Hymns, no. 269), “True to the Faith” by Stephens/Lyon (Deseret Book), “Go Ye Into Every Nation” by Wolford (Choirbook, p. 8), “Jesus, Name of Wondrous Love” by Titcomb (B. F. Wood), “Let the Mountains Shout for Joy” by Stephens (Choirbook, p. 50). The congregation sang “Now Let Us Rejoice” by Phelps/Christiansen (organ accompaniment from the Choirbook, p. 54).

Lo! The Mighty God Appearing

Words: William Goode

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Words: William W. Walford

Music: William B. Bradbury

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Morning Breaks

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

True to the Faith

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Go Ye Into Every Nation

Words: Marylou Cunningham Leavitt

Music: Darwin Wolford

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Jesus! Name of Wondrous Love

Words: W. Walsham How

Music: Everett Titcomb

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Let the Mountains Shout for Joy

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1980 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley, with John Longhurst at the organ, sang “Come, Thou Glorious Day of Promise” by Smyth (Hymns, no. 240), “O Lord I Would Hear Thy Word” by Bradshaw (Sonos), and “I Need Thee Ev’ry Hour” by Lowry/Manookin (Sonos). The congregation sang “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” (Hymns, no. 196).

Come, Thou Glorious Day of Promise

Words: Pratt’s Collection

Music: A. C. Smyth

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

O Lord I Would Hear Thy Word

Words: Merrill Bradshaw

Music: Merrill Bradshaw

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

I Need Thee Ev’ry Hour

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir