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April 1985 General Conference Music

Apr 6–7, 1985

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 6, 1985, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 6, 1985, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 7, 1985, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 7, 1985, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Priesthood Meeting
Saturday, Apr 6, 1985, 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 Primary children’s choir from the Jordan Utah Region directed by Sister Susan Kenney.

At the general priesthood meeting a priesthood choir from Brigham Young University under the direction of Ronald Staheli and Mack Wilberg 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 April 1985 Conference Report booklet

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online

Jehovah, Lord of Heaven and Earth

Words: Anon.

Music: Oliver Holden

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

How Gentle God’s Commands

Words: Philip Doddridge

Music: Hans Georg Nägeli

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Blessing, Glory, Wisdom, and Strength

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Thy Spirit, Lord, Has Stirred Our Souls

Words: Frank I. Kooyman

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online

Jesus Once Was a Little Child

Words: James R. Murray

Music: Joseph Ballantyne

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Keep the Commandments

Words: Barbara A. McConochie

Music: Barbara A. McConochie

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Seek the Lord Early

Words: Joanne Bushman Doxey

Music: Joanne Bushman Doxey

Artist: Primary children’s choir

If with All Your Hearts

Words: Julius Schubring

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Solo: Clark Utterback

Let Us All Press On (Congregational)

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Primary children’s choir

Jesus Has Risen

Words: Thelma Johnson Ryser

Music: Thelma Johnson Ryser

Artist: Primary children’s choir

He Sent His Son

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Michael F. Moody

Artist: Primary children’s choir

General Priesthood Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online

Come, O Thou King of Kings

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

Artist: Priesthood choir from BYU

The Priesthood Gift

Words: Keith Engar

Music: Robert Cundick

Artist: Priesthood choir from BYU

Praise to the Man (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Artist: Priesthood choir from BYU

Rise Up, O Men of God

Artist: Priesthood choir from BYU

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online

Rejoice, the Lord Is King

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Horatio Parker

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

I Believe in Christ

Words: Bruce R. McConkie

Music: John Longhurst

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

O Savior, Thou Who Wearest a Crown

Words: Paul Gerhardt

Music: Hans Leo Hassler

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Congregational)

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Love Divine

Words: Roland Hugh Prichard

Music: Charles Wesley

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Brings

Words: Mary Ann Morton

Music: Alfred M. Durham

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online

Arise, O God, and Shine

Words: William Hurn

Music: John Darwall

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Consolation: I Am a Child of God

Words: A. Laurence Lyon; Lloyd Hansen; Naomi Ward Randall

Music: A. Laurence Lyon; Mildred Tanner Pettit

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Tabernacle Choir


Words: Loren C. Dunn

Music: Michael Finlinson Moody

Artist: Tabernacle Choir