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October 1987 General Conference Music

Oct 3–4, 1987

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 3, 1987, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Oct 3, 1987, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Oct 4, 1987, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Oct 4, 1987, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Women’s Meeting
Saturday, Sep 26, 1987

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Oct 3, 1987, 6:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

The Mormon Youth Chorus, conducted by Robert C. Bowden, furnished the choral numbers for the Saturday morning session of the conference.

Music for the Saturday afternoon session was provided by a Primary children’s choir from the Sandy Utah Region, conducted by Sister Patricia Swanson.

At the general priesthood session, music was furnished by a combined men’s choir from the Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Chorus. Brothers Jerold Ottley and Robert C. Bowden conducted the combined choirs.

The Tabernacle Choir, conducted by Jerold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, provided music for the Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon sessions.

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


From the October 1987 Conference Report booklet


Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1987 Ensign — The Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Clay Christiansen, sang “More Holiness Give Me” by Bliss (Hymns, 1985, no. 131), “The Lord Is My Shepherd” by Koschat/Montgomery (Hymns, 1985, no. 108; arr. Bowden, manuscript), “Rock of Ages” by Hastings/Toplady (Hymns, 1985, no. 111; arr. Bowden, manuscript), “Though Deepening Trials” by Careless/Snow (Hymns, 1985, no. 122), “Praise to the Man” by Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 27), and “O Divine Redeemer” by Gounod. The congregation sang “How Firm a Foundation” by Keen (Hymns, 1985, no. 85).

More Holiness Give Me

Words: Philip Paul Bliss

Music: Philip Paul Bliss

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Rock of Ages

Words: Augustus M. Toplady

Music: Thomas Hastings

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Though Deepening Trials

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: George Careless

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Praise to the Man

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

O Divine Redeemer

Words: Charles Gounod

Music: Charles Gounod

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1987 Ensign — The Primary Children’s Choir from the Sandy Utah Region, directed by Tricia Swanson, with organist John Longhurst, sang “Where Love Is” by Kjar/Doxey/Smith (More Songs for Children, p. 50), “Thirteenth Article of Faith” by Watkins (More Songs for Children, p. 46), “Search, Ponder, and Pray” by Black/Milne (1988 Children’s Sacrament Meeting Presentation), “We’ll Bring the World His Truth” by Perry (1986 Children’s Sacrament Meeting Presentation), “Faith” by Moody/Jackson (More Songs for Children, p. 2), and “Beautiful Savior (Crusader’s Hymn)” (arr. Wolford, manuscript). The congregation sang “I Am a Child of God” by Pettit/Randall (Hymns, 1985, no. 301).

Where Love Is

Words: Joanne Bushman Doxey; Norma B. Smith

Music: Joanne Bushman Doxey; Marjorie Castleton Kjar

Artist: Primary Children’s Choir

Thirteenth Article of Faith

Words: Joseph Smith

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

Artist: Primary Children’s Choir

Search, Ponder, and Pray

Words: Jaclyn Thomas Milne

Music: Carol Baker Black

Artist: Primary Children’s Choir

We’ll Bring the World His Truth

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

Artist: Primary Children’s Choir

I Am a Child of God (Congregational)

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

Artist: Primary Children’s Choir

Faith

Words: Beatrice Goff Jackson

Music: Michael F. Moody

Artist: Primary Children’s Choir

Beautiful Savior (Crusader’s Hymn)

Words: Anon.

Music: Silesian folk song

Artist: Primary Children’s Choir

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1987 Ensign — A combined men’s choir from the Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Robert C. Bowden, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “The Spirit of God” by Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 2; arr. Manookin, manuscript), “For the Strength of the Hills” by Stephens/Hemans (Hymns, 1985, no. 35; arr. Durham, Pioneer Music Press, Inc.), “Hosanna” by Hughes/Nelson (manuscript), and “Rise Up, O Men of God” by Asper/Merrill (Hymns, 1985, no. 323). The congregation sang “Redeemer of Israel” by Lewis/Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 6).

The Spirit of God

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

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

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

For the Strength of the Hills

Words: Felicia D. Hemans

Music: Evan Stephens

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

Arr.: Alfred M. Durham

Hosanna

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

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

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

Rise Up, O Men of God

Words: William Pierson Merrill

Music: Frank W. Asper

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

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1987 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “The Morning Breaks” by Careless/Pratt (Hymns, 1985, no. 1), “The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare” by Bortniansky/Addison (Hymns, 1985, no. 109), “I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes” by Sowerby (Boston Music Company), “Lovely Appear” by Gounod; arr. Schreiner (General Music Committee), “Jehovah, Lord of Heaven and Earth” by Holden (Hymns, 1985, no. 269), “Truth Eternal” by Schreiner/Pratt (Hymns, 1985, no. 4), and “Each Life That Touches Ours for Good” by Lyon/Davidson (Hymns, 1985, no. 293). The congregation sang “High on the Mountain Top” by Beesley/Johnson (Hymns, 1985, no. 5).

The Morning Breaks

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare

Words: Joseph Addison

Music: Dmitri Bortniansky

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Lovely Appear

Words: Charles Gounod

Music: Charles Gounod

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Alexander Schreiner

Jehovah, Lord of Heaven and Earth

Words: Anon.

Music: Oliver Holden

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Truth Eternal

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Each Life That Touches Ours for Good

Words: Karen Lynn Davidson

Music: A. Laurence Lyon

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1987 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, with organist John Longhurst, sang “Rejoice! A Glorious Sound Is Heard” by Asper/Robinson (Hymns, 1985, no. 257), “Our Savior’s Love” by Gates/Hart (Hymns, 1985, no. 113; arr. Cundick, Sonos), and “I Believe in Christ” by Longhurst/McConkie (Hymns, 1985, no. 134; arr. Longhurst, Sonos). The congregation sang “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” by Norton/Fowler (Hymns, 1985, no. 19).

Rejoice! A Glorious Sound Is Heard

Words: W. O. Robinson

Music: Frank W. Asper

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Our Savior’s Love

Words: Edward L. Hart

Music: Crawford Gates

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Robert Cundick

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

I Believe in Christ

Words: Bruce R. McConkie

Music: John Longhurst

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: John Longhurst