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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, 6:00 PM

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)

Artist: Congregation

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Choose the Right (Congregational)

Artist: Congregation

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: Henry A. Tuckett

Have I Done Any Good? (Congregational)

Artist: Congregation

Words: Will L. Thompson

Music: Will L. Thompson

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

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William G. Mills

Music: George Careless

The Lord’s Prayer

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: B. Cecil Gates

Music: B. Cecil Gates

For the Beauty of the Earth

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Folliott S. Pierpoint

Music: Conrad Kocher

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Bernard of Clairvaux

Music: John B. Dykes

Come Unto Jesus

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Orson Pratt Huish

Music: Orson Pratt Huish

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning (Congregational)

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond

Lead, Kindly Light

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: John Henry Newman

Music: John B. Dykes

God of Our Fathers

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Daniel C. Roberts

Music: George W. Warren

Dedication

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Willy Reske

Music: Willy Reske

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

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: James McGranahan

Psalm 148

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Gustav Holst

Music: Gustav Holst; L. Bourgeois

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

The Spirit of God Like a Fire

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

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!

Artist: Men’s choir from Ricks College

Words: Robert B. Thompson

Music: Evan Stephens

Though Deepening Trials

Artist: Men’s choir from Ricks College

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: George Careless

Praise to the Man (Congregational)

Artist: Men’s choir from Ricks College

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Beautiful Savior

Artist: Men’s choir from Ricks College

Words: Anon.

Music: Silesian folk song

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

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Goode

Music: Evan Stephens

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William W. Walford

Music: William B. Bradbury

The Morning Breaks

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

True to the Faith

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Go Ye Into Every Nation

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Marylou Cunningham Leavitt

Music: Darwin Wolford

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Jesus! Name of Wondrous Love

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: W. Walsham How

Music: Everett Titcomb

Let the Mountains Shout for Joy

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

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

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Pratt’s Collection

Music: A. C. Smyth

O Lord I Would Hear Thy Word

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Merrill Bradshaw

Music: Merrill Bradshaw

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

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

I Need Thee Ev’ry Hour

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry