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April 1982 General Conference Music

Apr 3–4, 1982

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 3, 1982, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 3, 1982, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 4, 1982, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 4, 1982, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Women’s Meeting
Saturday, Mar 27, 1982, 6:00 PM

General Welfare Session
Saturday, Apr 3, 1982, 7:00 AM

General Priesthood Meeting
Saturday, Apr 3, 1982, 7:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

The Tabernacle Choir furnished the choral numbers for the Saturday morning, Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon sessions of the conference with Jerold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger conducting.

The music for the Saturday afternoon session was provided by the Brigham Young University combined choirs directed by Ronald Staheli.

At the general priesthood meeting a combined priesthood choir from American Fork, Alpine, and Timpanogos Utah regions furnished the music, directed by Donald Ripplinger and Leslie Rees.

Prelude, postlude, and interlude music and accompaniments on the Tabernacle organ throughout the conferenc sesssions were played by Robert Cundick, John Longhurst, and Roy M. Darley, Tabernacle organists.


From the April 1982 Conference Report booklet


General Welfare Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1982 Ensign — Under the direction of Donald H. Ripplinger, with Roy M. Darley as organist, the congregation sang three hymns: “Now Let Us Rejoice” by Phelps (Hymns, no. 118), “Hope of Israel” by Clayson (Hymns, no. 64), and “How Firm a Foundation” by Kirkham (Hymns, no. 66).

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Artist: Congregation

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Hope of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: Congregation

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Artist: Congregation

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1982 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “Come, Rejoice” by Cannon (Hymns, no. 1), “Break Forth into Joy” by Barnby (Corporation of the President), “See What Love Hath the Father” by Mendelssohn (G. Schirmer), “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by Wyeth (Hymns, no. 70), “How Gentle God’s Commands” by Naegeli (Hymns, no. 67), “Hail Thou, King of Glory” by Grieg (G. Schirmer), and “Benediction” by Manookin (Sonos), “Eternal Life” by Dungan, arr. Bock (John Church Co.). The congregation sang “Israel, Israel, God Is Calling” by Converse (Hymns, no. 81).

Come, Rejoice

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Tracy Y. Cannon

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon

Break Forth into Joy

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

See What Love Hath the Father

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Felix Mendelssohn

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Robert Robinson

Music: John Wyeth

How Gentle God’s Commands

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Philip Doddridge

Music: Hans Georg Nägeli

Hail Thou, King of Glory

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

Benediction

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Eternal Life

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Fred Bock

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1982 Ensign — The Brigham Young University Combined Choirs, directed by Ronald Staheli, with organist Roy M. Darley, sang “The Lord’s Prayer” by Robertson (Galaxy), “Awake, Ye Saints of God, Awake!” by Stephens, arr. Staheli (manuscript), and “Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee” by Wheelwright, arr. Dayley (Pioneer Music Press). The congregation sang “Come, O Thou King of Kings” by Pratt (Hymns, no. 20).

The Lord’s Prayer

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Words: Leroy J. Robertson

Music: Leroy J. Robertson

Awake, Ye Saints of God, Awake!

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: Evan Stephens

Arr.: Ronald Staheli

Come, O Thou King of Kings (Congregational)

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Words: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Music: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Arr.: K. Newell Dayley

General Priesthood Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1982 Ensign — A priesthood choir from the American Fork, Utah; Alpine, Utah; and Timpanogos, Utah Regions, directed by Donald H. Ripplinger and Leslie Rees, with organist Roy M. Darley, sang “Ye Who Are Called to Labor” by Page (Hymns, no. 345), “Behold! I Come Quickly” by Jessop (Musicart West), and “Guide Us O Thou Great Jehovah” by Hughes, arr. Ripplinger (Musicart West). The congregation sang “The World Has Need of Willing Men” by Thompson (Hymns, no. 206).

Ye Who Are Called to Labor

Artist: Priesthood choir

Words: Mary Judd Page

Music: Daniel B. Towner

Behold! I Come Quickly

Artist: Priesthood choir

The World Has Need of Willing Men (Congregational)

Artist: Priesthood choir

Words: Will L. Thompson

Music: Will L. Thompson

Guide Us O Thou Great Jehovah

Artist: Priesthood choir

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Arr.: Donald H. Ripplinger

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1982 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, with organist John Longhurst, sang “God of Our Fathers, We Come unto Thee” by Beesley (Hymns, no. 50), “For the Beauty of the Earth” by Kocher, arr. Manookin (Sonos), “Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire” (men only) by Careless (Hymns, no. 324), “O Brother Man!” by Robertson (Galaxy), “We Ever Pray for Thee” (women only) by Stephens, arr. Manookin (Sonos), “Lord of the Hills” by Phillips (Novello), “Come, We That Love the Lord” by Williams (Hymns, no. 25), “Jesus, Our Lord, We Adore Thee” by James (G. Schirmer), and “Thy Spirit, Lord, Has Stirred Our Souls” by Schreiner (Hymns, no. 204). The congregation sang “High on the Mountain Top” by Beesley (Hymns, no. 62).

God of Our Fathers, We Come unto Thee

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Charles W. Penrose

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

For the Beauty of the Earth

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Folliott S. Pierpoint

Music: Conrad Kocher

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: James Montgomery

Music: George Careless

O Brother Man!

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

We Ever Pray for Thee

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Solo: Women

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Henry A. Tuckett

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

Lord of the Hills

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Come, We That Love the Lord

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: Aaron Williams

Jesus, Our Lord, We Adore Thee

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 May 1982 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “Lord, Accept into Thy Kingdom” by Schreiner (Hymns, no. 100), “With a Voice of Singing” by Shaw, (G. Schirmer, “Our God Is a God of Love” by Cundick (Sonos). The congregation sang “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” by Norton (Hymns, no. 196).

Lord, Accept into Thy Kingdom

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Alexander Schreiner

With a Voice of Singing

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Our God Is a God of Love

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Delbert L. Stapley

Music: Robert Cundick