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October 1984 General Conference Music

Oct 6–7, 1984

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 6, 1984, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Oct 6, 1984, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Oct 7, 1984, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Oct 7, 1984, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Women’s Meeting
Saturday, Sep 29, 1984, 5:00 PM

General Priesthood Meeting
Saturday, Oct 6, 1984, 6:00 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 Ottley and Donald H. Ripplinger conducting.

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

At the general priesthood meeting, a combined men’s choir from the Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Chorus directed by Jerold Ottley and Robert Bowden furnished the music.

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


From the October 1984 Conference Report booklet


Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1984 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley, with organist John Longhurst, sang “For All the Saints” by Vaughan Williams/How (Hymns, 1985), “How Beautiful upon the Mountains” by Harker (G. Schirmer), “Come, All Ye Saints Who Dwell on Earth” by Phelps, arr. Cundick (Hymns, no. 12), “Go Forth with Faith” by Gardner/Gardner (Hymns, 1985), “Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning” by Manookin/Manwaring (Sonos), and “Father, This Hour Has Been One of Joy” by Shurtleff/Hunter (Hymns, 1985). The congregation sang “Let Us All Press On” by Stephens (Hymns, no. 98).

For All the Saints

Words: William Walsham How

Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

How Beautiful upon the Mountains

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Come, All Ye Saints Who Dwell on Earth

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: William B. Bradbury

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Robert Cundick

Go Forth with Faith

Words: Ruth Muir Gardner

Music: Lyall J. Gardner

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Let Us All Press On (Congregational)

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Father, This Hour Has Been One of Joy

Words: Nan Greene Hunter

Music: Lynn R. Shurtleff

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1984 Ensign — The Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Clay Christiansen, sang “Our Savior’s Love” by Gates/Hart (Hymns, 1985), “Hark, All Ye Nations” (Hymns, 1985), “Nearer, My God, to Thee” by Mason/Adams (Hymns, no. 124), and “The Spirit of God Like a Fire” by Phelps, arr. Bowden (manuscript). The congregation sang “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” by Norton/Fowler (Hymns, no. 196).

Our Savior’s Love

Words: Edward L. Hart

Music: Crawford Gates

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Hark, All Ye Nations

Words: Louis F. Mönch

Music: George F. Root

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Nearer, My God, to Thee

Words: Sarah F. Adams

Music: Lowell Mason

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 1984 Ensign — The Combined Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Men’s Choir, directed by Donald Ripplinger and Robert C. Bowden, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “Jesus, My Savior True” by Huish (Hymns, no. 309), “What Was Witnessed in the Heavens” by Stephens/Davis (Hymns, no. 299), and “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” by Teschner/St. Theodulph, arr. Schreiner (J. Fischer & Bro.). The congregation sang “Praise to the Man” by Phelps (Hymns, no. 326).

Jesus, My Savior True

Words: Orson Pratt Huish

Music: Orson Pratt Huish

Artist: Combined Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Men’s Choir

What Was Witnessed in the Heavens

Words: John S. Davis

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Combined Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Men’s Choir

Praise to the Man (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Artist: Combined Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Men’s Choir

All Glory, Laud, and Honor

Words: Theodulph of Orleans

Music: Melchior Teschner

Artist: Combined Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Men’s Choir

Arr.: Alexander Schreiner

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1984 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “With Songs of Praise” by Brown/Allen (Hymns, 1985), “Come, We That Love the Lord” by Williams/Watts (Hymns, no. 25), “God Bless Our Prophet Dear” by Dean/Snow (Hymns, 1985), “Faith of Our Fathers” by Hemy-Walton/Faber, arr. Longhurst (Hymns, 1985), “The Lord Is My Shepherd” by Koschat (Hymns, no. 104), and “Go Forth into the World in Peace” by Sjolund (Hinshaw). The congregation sang “I Am a Child of God” by Pettit/Randall (Hymns, 1985).

With Songs of Praise

Words: Penelope Moody Allen

Music: Newel Kay Brown

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Come, We That Love the Lord

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: Aaron Williams

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

God Bless Our Prophet Dear

Words: Bernard Snow

Music: Harry A. Dean

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Faith of Our Fathers

Words: Frederick W. Faber

Music: Henri F. Hemy; James G. Walton

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: John Longhurst

I Am a Child of God (Congregational)

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Go Forth into the World in Peace

Words: Unknown

Music: Unknown

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1984 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, with organist John Longhurst, sang “Turn Your Hearts” by Hatton/Anderson (Hymns, 1985), “Come, Ye Children of the Lord” by Wallis, arr. Lyon (Deseret Book), and “Abide with Me; ’Tis Eventide” by Millard/Hofford, arr. Manookin (Sonos). The congregation sang “Shall the Youth of Zion Falter?” by Stephens (Hymns, no. 157).

Turn Your Hearts

Words: Paul L. Anderson

Music: Gaylen Hatton

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Come, Ye Children of the Lord

Words: James H. Wallis

Music: Spanish melody

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: A. Laurence Lyon

Shall the Youth of Zion Falter? (Congregational)

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Abide with Me; ’Tis Eventide

Words: M. Lowrie Hofford

Music: Harrison Millard

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin