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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

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: John A. Widtsoe

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Oh Lord I Would Hear Thy Word

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Merrill Bradshaw

Music: Merrill Bradshaw

He, Watching Over Israel

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Felix Mendelssohn

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

God of Power, God of Right

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Wallace F. Bennett

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon

Hope of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

All Glory, Laud and Honor

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Theodulph of Orleans

Music: Melchior Teschner

Arr.: Alexander Schreiner

Sweet Is the Work

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John J. McClellan Jr.

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

Artist: Young Men and Young Women choir

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Henry A. Tuckett

Arr.: Margaret C. Richards

There is a Green Hill Far Away

Artist: Young Men and Young Women choir

Words: Cecil Frances Alexander

Music: John H. Gower

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Artist: Young Men and Young Women choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Come, Ye Children of the Lord

Artist: Young Men and Young Women choir

Words: James H. Wallis

Music: Spanish melody

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!

Artist: Men’s choir from Ricks College

Words: Robert B. Thompson

Music: Evan Stephens

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

Come, Serve the Lord

Artist: Men’s choir from Ricks College

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

Artist: Men’s choir from Ricks College

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Jesus, My Savior True

Artist: Men’s choir from Ricks College

Words: Orson Pratt Huish

Music: Orson Pratt Huish

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

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William G. Mills

Music: George Careless

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William W. Walford

Music: William B. Bradbury

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

How Great the Wisdom and the Love

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: Thomas McIntyre

Go, Ye Messengers of Glory

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: John Taylor

Music: Leroy J. Robertson

Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Edward Partridge

Music: Anon.

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Almighty God of Our Fathers

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Dedication

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Willy Reske

Music: Willy Reske

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!

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: Evan Stephens

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: John Stainer

Come, Come, Ye Saints (Congregational)

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

God Be With You

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Jeremiah E. Rankin

Music: William G. Tomer