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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, 6:00 PM

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

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Theodulph of Orleans

Music: Melchior Teschner

Let the Holy Spirit Guide

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Penelope Moody Allen

Music: Martin Shaw

Called to Serve

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Elsie Duncan Yale

Music: Adam Geibel

How Great Thou Art

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Carl Boberg; Stuart K. Hine

Music: Tradititonal Swedish folk tune

For the Strength of the Hills

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Felicia D. Hemans

Music: Evan Stephens

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

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

The Light Divine

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Matilda Watts Cahoon

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

When Faith Endures

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Stephen M. Jones

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

Artist: Combined ward choirs

Words: Bernard Snow

Music: Harry A. Dean

I Believe in Christ

Artist: Combined ward choirs

Words: Bruce R. McConkie

Music: John Longhurst

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Artist: Combined ward choirs

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Be Still, My Soul

Artist: Combined ward choirs

Words: Katharina von Schlegel

Music: Jean Sibelius

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

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

Words: Jean L. Kaberry

Music: Robert P. Manookin

Jesus, Once of Humble Birth

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

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Giacomo Meyerbeer; English Chorister

Arr.: Donald H. Ripplinger

Praise to the Man (Congregational)

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

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

The Priesthood of Our Lord

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

Words: John Craven

Music: John Craven

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!

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Louis F. Mönch

Music: George F. Root

O Love That Glorifies the Son

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Music: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Go Forth with Faith

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Ruth Muir Gardner

Music: Lyall J. Gardner

Lord, Accept into Thy Kingdom

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Alexander Schreiner

The Spirit of God (Congregational)

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Evan Stephens

Hear Thou Our Hymn, O Lord

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Frank W. Asper

Music: Frank W. Asper

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

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

Words: John Hugh McNaughton

Music: John Hugh McNaughton

Our Savior’s Love

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

Words: Edward L. Hart

Music: Crawford Gates

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Come, Come, Ye Saints (Congregational)

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

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

The Lord Is My Shepherd

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

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat