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October 1986 General Conference Music

Oct 4–5, 1986

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 4, 1986, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Oct 4, 1986, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Oct 5, 1986, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Oct 5, 1986, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Women’s Meeting
Saturday, Sep 27, 1986

General Priesthood Meeting
Saturday, Oct 4, 1986, 6:00 PM

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1986 Ensign — The Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Clay Christiansen, sang “Hark, All Ye Nations!” by Root/Mönch (Hymns, 1985, no. 264), “The Lord Is My Shepherd” by Koschat/Montgomery (Hymns, 1985, no. 108), “The Spirit of God” by Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 2; arr. Bowden, manuscript), “Sweet Hour of Prayer” by Bradbury/Walford (Hymns, 1985, no. 142), “Oh, What Songs of the Heart” by Clayson/Townsend (Hymns, 1985, no. 286), and “On This Day of Joy and Gladness” by Robertson (Hymns, 1985, no. 64). The congregation sang “Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel” by Thompson (Hymns, 1985, no. 252).

Hark, All Ye Nations!

Words: Louis F. Mönch

Music: George F. Root

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

The Spirit of God

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel (Congregational)

Words: Will L. Thompson

Music: Will L. Thompson

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Words: William W. Walford

Music: William B. Bradbury

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Oh, What Songs of the Heart

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

On This Day of Joy and Gladness

Words: Leroy J. Robertson

Music: Leroy J. Robertson

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1986 Ensign — The Murray Region Family Choir, directed by Owen Clark, with organist John Longhurst, sang “The Happy Day at Last Has Come” by Beesley/Dibble (Hymns, 1985, no. 32; arr. Clark, manuscript), “Dearest Children, God Is Near You” by Macfarlane/Walker (Hymns, 1985, no. 96; arr. Clark, manuscript), and “Let Earth’s Inhabitants Rejoice” by Robertson/Clegg (Hymns, 1985, no. 53; arr. Clark, manuscript). The congregation sang “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer” by Pond/Manwaring (Hymns, 1985, no. 26).

The Happy Day at Last Has Come

Words: Philo Dibble

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Murray Region Family Choir

Arr.: Owen Clark

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

Words: Charles L. Walker

Music: John Menzies Macfarlane

Artist: Murray Region Family Choir

Arr.: Owen Clark

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer (Congregational)

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond

Artist: Murray Region Family Choir

Let Earth’s Inhabitants Rejoice

Words: William Clegg

Music: Leroy J. Robertson

Artist: Murray Region Family Choir

Arr.: Owen Clark

General Priesthood Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1986 Ensign — A combined men’s choir from the Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Jerold Ottley and Robert Bowden, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “Come, All Ye Sons of God” by Huish/Davenport (Hymns, 1985, no. 322), “Oh Say, What Is Truth?” by Melling/Jaques (Hymns, 1985, no. 331; arr. Lyon, Deseret Book), and “The Priesthood of Our Lord” by Craven (Hymns, 1985, no. 320; arr. Longhurst, Sonos). The congregation sang “High on the Mountain Top” by Beesley/Johnson (Hymns, 1985, no. 5).

Come, All Ye Sons of God

Words: Thomas Davenport

Music: Orson Pratt Huish

Artist: Combined men’s choir from the Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Chorus

Oh Say, What Is Truth?

Words: John Jaques

Music: Ellen Knowles Melling

Artist: Combined men’s choir from the Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: A. Laurence Lyon

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Combined men’s choir from the Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Chorus

The Priesthood of Our Lord

Words: John Craven

Music: John Craven

Artist: Combined men’s choir from the Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: John Longhurst

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1986 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “Arise, O God, and Shine” by Darwall/Hurn (Hymns, 1985, no. 265), “More Holiness Give Me” by Bliss (Hymns, 1985, no. 131; arr. Cundick, Sonos), “Lord, Accept into Thy Kingdom” by Schreiner/Gabbott (Hymns, 1985, no. 236), “We Ever Pray for Thee” by Stephens (Hymns, 1985, no. 23), “How Wondrous and Great” by Haydn/Onderdonk (Hymns, 1985, no. 267; arr. Lyon, Sonos), and “Lord, I Would Follow Thee” by Dayley/McCloud (Hymns, 1985, no. 220). The congregation sang “Redeemer of Israel” by Lewis/Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 6).

Arise, O God, and Shine

Words: William Hurn

Music: John Darwall

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

More Holiness Give Me

Words: Philip Paul Bliss

Music: Philip Paul Bliss

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Robert Cundick

Lord, Accept into Thy Kingdom

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

We Ever Pray for Thee

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Henry A. Tuckett

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

How Wondrous and Great

Words: Henry U. Onderdonk

Music: Joseph Martin Kraus

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: A. Laurence Lyon

Lord, I Would Follow Thee

Words: Susan Evans McCloud

Music: K. Newell Dayley

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1986 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Donald Ripplinger, with organist John Longhurst, sang “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise” by Partridge (Hymns, 1985, no. 41), “Joy in the Morning” by Sleeth (Hope Publishing Co.), and “Abide with Me!” by Monk/Lyte (Hymns, 1985, no. 166; arr. Ripplinger, Jackman Music). The congregation sang “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” by Norton/Fowler (Hymns, 1985, no. 19).

Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise

Words: Edward Partridge

Music: Anon.

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Joy in the Morning

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Abide with Me!

Words: Henry F. Lyte

Music: William H. Monk

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Donald H. Ripplinger