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April 1983 General Conference Music

Apr 2–3, 1983

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 2, 1983, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 2, 1983, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 3, 1983, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 3, 1983, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Priesthood Meeting
Saturday, Apr 2, 1983, 6:00 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 a Young Men-Young Women choir from the Ensign, Granite, Pioneer, Rose Park, Liberty, and Monument Park regions, directed by Margaret C. Richards.

At the general priesthood meeting the Ricks College men’s choir from Rexburg, Idaho furnished the music, directed by Richard Robison and Noel Brown.

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


From the April 1983 Conference Report booklet


Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1983 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “Lead Me Into Life Eternal” by Schreiner (Hymns, no. 141), “Oh Lord I Would Hear Thy Word” by Bradshaw (Sonos), “He, Watching Over Israel” by Mendelssohn (Ditson), “God of Power, God of Right” by Cannon (Hymns, no. 36), “All Glory, Laud and Honor” by Teschner, arr. Schreiner (J. Fischer), and “Sweet Is the Work” by McClellan (Hymns, no. 168). The congregation sang “Hope of Israel” by Clayson (Hymns, no. 64).

Lead Me Into Life Eternal

Words: John A. Widtsoe

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Oh Lord I Would Hear Thy Word

Words: Merrill Bradshaw

Music: Merrill Bradshaw

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

He, Watching Over Israel

Words: Felix Mendelssohn

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

God of Power, God of Right

Words: Wallace F. Bennett

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Hope of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

All Glory, Laud and Honor

Words: Theodulph of Orleans

Music: Melchior Teschner

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Alexander Schreiner

Sweet Is the Work

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John J. McClellan

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1983 Ensign — A Young Men/Young Women Choir from six Salt Lake regions, directed by Margaret C. Richards, with organist Clay Christiansen, sang “We Ever Pray for Thee” by Stephens, arr. Richards (unpublished) as a prelude, “There is a Green Hill Far Away” by Gower (Hymns, no. 201), “Come, Ye Children of the Lord” by Wallis, arr. Lyons (Deseret Book), and “With a Voice of Singing” by Shaw (Schirmer). The congregation sang “Now Let Us Rejoice” by Phelps (Hymns, no. 118).

We Ever Pray for Thee

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Henry A. Tuckett

Artist: Young Men and Young Women choir

Arr.: Margaret C. Richards

There is a Green Hill Far Away

Words: Cecil Frances Alexander

Music: John H. Gower

Artist: Young Men and Young Women choir

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Artist: Young Men and Young Women choir

Come, Ye Children of the Lord

Words: James H. Wallis

Music: Spanish melody

Artist: Young Men and Young Women choir

Arr.: A. Laurence Lyon

With a Voice of Singing

Artist: Young Men and Young Women choir

General Priesthood Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1983 Ensign — The Ricks College Men’s Choir, directed by Richard Robison and Noel Brown, with organist Roy M. Darley, sang “See, The Mighty Angel Flying!” by Stephens, arr. Wolford (unpublished), “Come, Serve the Lord” by Wolford (unpublished), and “Jesus, My Savior True” by Huish, arr. Barrus (unpublished) The congregation sang “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” by Norton (Hymns, no. 196).

See, The Mighty Angel Flying!

Words: Robert B. Thompson

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Men’s choir from Ricks College

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

Come, Serve the Lord

Artist: Men’s choir from Ricks College

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Men’s choir from Ricks College

Jesus, My Savior True

Words: Orson Pratt Huish

Music: Orson Pratt Huish

Artist: Men’s choir from Ricks College

Arr.: Barrus

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1983 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley, with organist John Longhurst, sang “Arise, O Glorious Zion” by Careless (Hymns, no. 225), “Sweet Hour of Prayer” by Bradbury, arr. Manookin (Sonos), “How Great the Wisdom and the Love” by Mcintyre (Hymns, no. 68), “Go, Ye Messengers of Glory” by Robertson (Hymns, no. 247), “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise” by Edwards (Hymns, no. 262), “Almighty God of Our Fathers” by James (B. F. Wood), and “Dedication” by Reske (The Choirbook, p. 45) The congregation sang “Redeemer of Israel” by Lewis (Hymns, no. 195)

Arise, O Glorious Zion

Words: William G. Mills

Music: George Careless

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Words: William W. Walford

Music: William B. Bradbury

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

How Great the Wisdom and the Love

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: Thomas McIntyre

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Go, Ye Messengers of Glory

Words: John Taylor

Music: Leroy J. Robertson

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise

Words: Edward Partridge

Music: Anon.

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Almighty God of Our Fathers

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Dedication

Words: Willy Reske

Music: Willy Reske

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1983 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Donald Ripplinger, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “Awake, Ye Saints of God, Awake!” by Stephens (Hymns, no. 229), “The Lord Is My Shepherd” by Schubert, arr. Stainer (Ditson), and “God Be With You” by Tomer (Hymns, no. 47). The congregation sang “Come, Come, Ye Saints” by Clayton (Hymns, no. 13.)

Awake, Ye Saints of God, Awake!

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: John Stainer

Come, Come, Ye Saints (Congregational)

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

God Be With You

Words: Jeremiah E. Rankin

Music: William G. Tomer

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir