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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!

Words: Louis F. Mönch

Music: George F. Root

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

O My Father

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: James McGranahan

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

The Morning Breaks

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel (Congregational)

Words: Will L. Thompson

Music: Will L. Thompson

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me

Words: Edward Hopper

Music: John Edgar Gould

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Lord, Accept Our True Devotion

Words: Richard Alldridge

Music: Joseph J. Daynes

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Joseph P. Holbrook

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

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

Words: Johann J. Schütz

Music: Bohemian Brethren’s Songbook

Artist: Ricks College Centennial Choir

A Song of Praise

Artist: Ricks College Centennial Choir

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Artist: Ricks College Centennial Choir

Where Can I Turn for Peace?

Words: Emma Lou Thayne

Music: Joleen Grant Meredith

Artist: Ricks College Centennial Choir

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

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Artist: Men’s choir

How Great Thou Art

Words: Carl Boberg; Stuart K. Hine

Music: Tradititonal Swedish folk tune

Artist: Men’s choir

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Men’s choir

Rise Up, O Men of God

Words: William Pierson Merrill

Music: Frank W. Asper

Artist: Men’s choir

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

Words: Tracy Y. Cannon

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Come unto Him

Words: Theodore E. Curtis

Music: Hugh W. Dougall

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

How Wondrous and Great

Words: Henry U. Onderdonk

Music: Joseph Martin Kraus

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: John Longhurst

Come, We That Love the Lord

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: Aaron Williams

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Congregational)

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Jesus, Once of Humble Birth

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Giacomo Meyerbeer; English Chorister

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Father in Heaven, We Do Believe

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Jane Romney Crawford

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

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

Words: Tracy Y. Cannon

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Praise

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Congregational)

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Abide with Me!

Words: Henry F. Lyte

Music: William H. Monk

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Donald H. Ripplinger