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April 1988 General Conference Music

Apr 2–3, 1988

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 2, 1988, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 2, 1988, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 3, 1988, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 3, 1988, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Apr 2, 1988, 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 the Ricks College Centennial Choir, conducted by Florence Bowman.

At the general priesthood session, music was furnished by a men’s choir from the Ogden and Mount Ogden regions. Jerry F. Simon conducted the choir.

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

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


From the April 1988 Conference Report booklet


Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1988 Ensign — The Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Clay Christiansen, sang “Hark, All Ye Nations!” by Root/Monch (Hymns, 1985, no. 264), “O My Father” by McGranahan/Snow (Hymns, 1985, no. 292), “The Morning Breaks” by Careless/Pratt (Hymns, 1985, no. 1), “Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me” by Gould/Hopper (Hymns, 1985, no. 104; arr. Bowden, manuscript), “Lord, Accept Our True Devotion” by Daynes/Alldridge (Hymns, 1985, no. 107), and “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” by Holbrook/Wesley (Hymns, 1985, no. 102; arr. Bowden, manuscript). The congregation sang “Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel” by Thompson (Hymns, 1985, no. 252).

Hark, All Ye Nations!

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Louis F. Mönch

Music: George F. Root

O My Father

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: James McGranahan

The Morning Breaks

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Will L. Thompson

Music: Will L. Thompson

Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Edward Hopper

Music: John Edgar Gould

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Lord, Accept Our True Devotion

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Richard Alldridge

Music: Joseph J. Daynes

Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Joseph P. Holbrook

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1988 Ensign — The Ricks College Centennial Choir, directed by Florence Bowman, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “Sing Praise to Him” by Schutz (Hymns, 1985, no. 70), “A Song of Praise” by Wolford/Gage (Shawnee Press), and “Where Can I Turn for Peace?” by Meredith/Thayne (Hymns, 1985, no. 129; arr. Brown, manuscript). The congregation sang “How Firm a Foundation” by Keen (Hymns, 1985, no. 85).

Sing Praise to Him

Artist: Ricks College Centennial Choir

Words: Johann J. Schütz

Music: Bohemian Brethren’s Songbook

A Song of Praise

Artist: Ricks College Centennial Choir

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Artist: Ricks College Centennial Choir

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Where Can I Turn for Peace?

Artist: Ricks College Centennial Choir

Words: Emma Lou Thayne

Music: Joleen Grant Meredith

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1988 Ensign — A men’s choir from the Ogden and Mt. Ogden regions, directed by Jerry F. Simon, with organist Clay Christiansen, sang “The Iron Rod” by Clayson/Townsend (Hymns, 1985, no. 274), “How Great Thou Art” by Hine (Hymns, 1985, no. 86), and “Rise Up, O Men of God” by Asper/Merrill (Hymns, 1985, no. 323). The congregation sang “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” by Norton/Fowler (Hymns, 1985, no. 19).

The Iron Rod

Artist: Men’s choir

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

How Great Thou Art

Artist: Men’s choir

Words: Carl Boberg; Stuart K. Hine

Music: Tradititonal Swedish folk tune

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

Artist: Men’s choir

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Rise Up, O Men of God

Artist: Men’s choir

Words: William Pierson Merrill

Music: Frank W. Asper

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1988 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, with organist John Longhurst, sang “Come, Rejoice” by Cannon (Hymns, 1985, no. 9), “Come unto Him” by Dougall/Curtis (Hymns, 1985, no. 114), “How Wondrous and Great” by Haydn/Onderdonk (Hymns, 1985, no. 267; arr. Longhurst, Sonos), “Come, We That Love the Lord” by Williams/Watts (Hymns, 1985, no. 119; arr. Manookin, Sonos), “Jesus, Once of Humble Birth” by Meyerbeer/Pratt (Hymns, 1985, no. 196), and “Father in Heaven, We Do Believe” by Crawford/Pratt (Hymns, 1985, no. 180). The congregation sang “The Lord Is My Shepherd” by Koschat/Montgomery (Hymns, 1985, no. 108).

Come, Rejoice

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Tracy Y. Cannon

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon

Come unto Him

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Theodore E. Curtis

Music: Hugh W. Dougall

How Wondrous and Great

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Henry U. Onderdonk

Music: Joseph Martin Kraus

Arr.: John Longhurst

Come, We That Love the Lord

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: Aaron Williams

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Congregational)

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

Jesus, Once of Humble Birth

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Giacomo Meyerbeer; English Chorister

Father in Heaven, We Do Believe

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Jane Romney Crawford

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1988 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “Praise the Lord with Heart and Voice” by Cannon (Hymns, 1985, no. 73), “Praise” by Rowley/Clarke (Carl Fischer), “Abide with Me!” by Monk/Lyte (Hymns, 1985, no. 166; arr. Ripplinger, Jackman). The congregation sang “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” by Edwards/Medley (Hymns, 1985, no. 136).

Praise the Lord with Heart and Voice

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Tracy Y. Cannon

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon

Praise

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Congregational)

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Abide with Me!

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Henry F. Lyte

Music: William H. Monk

Arr.: Donald H. Ripplinger