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October 1985 General Conference Music

Apr 5–6, 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
Friday, Apr 5, 1985, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Friday, Apr 5, 1985, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Saturday, Apr 6, 1985, 10:00 AM

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

Other Sessions

General Priesthood Meeting
Friday, Apr 5, 1985, 6:00 PM

General Women’s Meeting
Saturday, Sep 28, 1985

Summary of Conference Music

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

The music for the Saturday afternoon session was provided by the combined ward choirs from the Granite, Olympus, and Salt Lake Central regions with Orman R. Weight conducting.

For the Sunday afternoon session the music was furnished by a combined women’s choir from the Tabernacle Choir and 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 Donald Ripplinger 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 1985 Conference Report booklet


Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1985 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley, with organist John Longhurst, sang “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” by Teschner/Orleans (Hymns, 1985, no. 69), “Let the Holy Spirit Guide” by Shaw/Allen (Hymns, 1985, no. 143); “Called to Serve” by Tyler/Gordon (Hymns, 1985, no. 249), “How Great Thou Art” by Hine (Hymns, 1985, no. 86), “For the Strength of the Hills” by Stephens/Hemans (Hymns, 1985, no. 35), “The Light Divine” by Pettit/Cahoon (Hymns, 1985, no. 305), and “When Faith Endures” by Jones/Randall (Hymns, 1985, no. 128.) The congregation sang “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” by Norton/Fowler (Hymns, 1985, no. 19.)

All Glory, Laud, and Honor

Words: Theodulph of Orleans

Music: Melchior Teschner

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Let the Holy Spirit Guide

Words: Penelope Moody Allen

Music: Martin Shaw

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Called to Serve

Words: Elsie Duncan Yale

Music: Adam Geibel

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

How Great Thou Art

Words: Carl Boberg; Stuart K. Hine

Music: Tradititonal Swedish folk tune

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

For the Strength of the Hills

Words: Felicia D. Hemans

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Light Divine

Words: Matilda Watts Cahoon

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

When Faith Endures

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Stephen M. Jones

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1985 Ensign — Combined ward choirs from the Granite, Olympus, and Salt Lake Central Regions, directed by Ormon R. Weight, with organist Clay Christiansen, sang “God Bless Our Prophet Dear” by Dean/Snow (Hymns, 1985, no. 24), “I Believe in Christ” by Longhurst/McConkie (Hymns, 1985, no. 134), and “Be Still, My Soul” by Sibelius/Von Schlegel (Hymns, 1985, no. 124.) The choir and congregation sang “Now Let Us Rejoice” by Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 3, with descant by Christiansen, from The Choirbook, p. 54.)

God Bless Our Prophet Dear

Words: Bernard Snow

Music: Harry A. Dean

Artist: Combined ward choirs

I Believe in Christ

Words: Bruce R. McConkie

Music: John Longhurst

Artist: Combined ward choirs

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Artist: Combined ward choirs

Be Still, My Soul

Words: Katharina von Schlegel

Music: Jean Sibelius

Artist: Combined ward choirs

General Priesthood Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1985 Ensign — The Combined Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Men’s Choir, directed by Donald H. Ripplinger, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “See the Mighty Priesthood Gathered” by Manookin/Kaberry (Hymns, 1985, no. 325), “Jesus, Once of Humble Birth” by Meyerbeer/Pratt, arr. Ripplinger (Hymns, 1985, no. 196), and “The Priesthood of Our Lord” by Craven (Hymns, 1985, no. 320.) The congregation sang “Praise to the Man” by Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 27.)

See the Mighty Priesthood Gathered

Words: Jean L. Kaberry

Music: Robert P. Manookin

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

Jesus, Once of Humble Birth

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Giacomo Meyerbeer; English Chorister

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

Arr.: Donald H. Ripplinger

Praise to the Man (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

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

The Priesthood of Our Lord

Words: John Craven

Music: John Craven

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

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1985 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “Hark, All Ye Nations!” by Root/Monch (Hymns, 1985, no. 264), “O Love That Glorifies the Son” by Wheelwright (Hymns, 1985, no. 295), “Go Forth with Faith” by Gardner/Gardner (Hymns, 1985, no. 263), “Lord, Accept into Thy Kingdom” by Schreiner/Gabbott (Hymns, 1985, no. 236), “Ye Simple Souls Who Stray” by Stephens/Wesley (Hymns, 1985, no. 118), and “Hear Thou Our Hymn, O Lord” by Asper (Hymns, 1985, no. 222.) The congregation sang “The Spirit of God” by Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 2.)

Hark, All Ye Nations!

Words: Louis F. Mönch

Music: George F. Root

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

O Love That Glorifies the Son

Words: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Music: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Go Forth with Faith

Words: Ruth Muir Gardner

Music: Lyall J. Gardner

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Lord, Accept into Thy Kingdom

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Spirit of God (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Hear Thou Our Hymn, O Lord

Words: Frank W. Asper

Music: Frank W. Asper

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1985 Ensign — The Combined Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Women’s Choir, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist John Longhurst, sang “Love at Home” by McNaughton (Hymns, 1985, no. 318), “Our Savior’s Love” by Gates/Hart, arr. Bowden (Hymns, 1985, no. 113), and “The Lord Is My Shepherd” by Koschat/Montgomery (Hymns, 1985, no. 316.) The congregation sang “Come, Come, Ye Saints” by Clayton (Hymns, 1985, no. 30.)

Love at Home

Words: John Hugh McNaughton

Music: John Hugh McNaughton

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

Our Savior’s Love

Words: Edward L. Hart

Music: Crawford Gates

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

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Come, Come, Ye Saints (Congregational)

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

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

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

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