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April 1993 General Conference Music

Apr 3–4, 1993

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 3, 1993, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 3, 1993, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 4, 1993, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 4, 1993, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Apr 3, 1993, 6:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

The Mormon Youth Chorus, conducted by Robert C. Bowden, sang at the Saturday morning session of the conference. Bonnie L. Goodliffe and Linda S. Margetts were the organists.

Music for the Saturday afternoon session was provided by a single-adult choir from the Ephraim, Logan, Ogden, Orem, and Salt Lake institutes, directed by Richard L. Openshaw. Richard L. Elliott was the organist.

At the general priesthood session, a priesthood choir from Ricks College provided the music. Clyde Luke and Kevin Brower conducted the choir, and Clay Christiansen was the organist.

The Tabernacle Choir, conducted by Jerold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, provided music for the Sunday morning and afternoon sessions. John Longhurst and Clay Christiansen were the organists.

Throughout the conference sessions, prelude, postlude, and interlude music and accompaniments on the Tabernacle organ were played by John Longhurst, Clay Christiansen, Richard L. Elliott, Bonnie L. Goodliffe, and Linda S. Margetts.


From the April 1993 Conference Report booklet


Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1993 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organists Bonnie L. Goodliffe and Linda S. Margetts. “Praise to the Man” (Hymns, 1985, no. 27); “The Day Dawn Is Breaking” (Hymns, 1985, no. 52); “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief” (Hymns, 1985, no. 29); “Redeemer of Israel” (Hymns, 1985, no. 6); “Nearer, My God to Thee” (Hymns, 1985, no. 100); “God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand” (Hymns, 1985, no. 78).

Praise to the Man

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

The Day Dawn Is Breaking

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: James Montgomery

Music: George Coles

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Nearer, My God to Thee

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Sarah F. Adams

Music: Lowell Mason

God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Daniel C. Roberts

Music: George W. Warren

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1993 Ensign — Music by the Single Adult Choir from the Ephraim, Logan, Ogden, Orem, and Salt Lake City (Utah) institutes, directed by Richard L. Openshaw, with organist Richard Elliott. “Arise, O Glorious Zion” (Hymns, 1985, no. 40); “Oh Say, What Is Truth?” (Hymns, 1985, no. 272); “High on the Mountain Top” (Hymns, 1985, no. 5); “Where Can I Turn for Peace?” (Hymns, 1985, no. 129).

Arise, O Glorious Zion

Artist: Single Adult Choir

Words: William G. Mills

Music: George Careless

Oh Say, What Is Truth?

Artist: Single Adult Choir

Words: John Jaques

Music: Ellen Knowles Melling

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Artist: Single Adult Choir

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Where Can I Turn for Peace?

Artist: Single Adult Choir

Words: Emma Lou Thayne

Music: Joleen Grant Meredith

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1993 Ensign — Music by the Priesthood Choir from Ricks College, directed by Clyde Luke and Kevin Brower, with organist Clay Christiansen. “See, the Mighty Angel Flying,” arr. by Wolford (Hymns, 1985, no. 330); “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” arr. by Jones (Hymns, 1985, no. 142); “Now Let Us Rejoice” (Hymns, 1985, no. 3); “God Bless Our Prophet Dear” (Hymns, 1985, no. 24).

See, the Mighty Angel Flying

Artist: Priesthood choir from Ricks College

Words: Robert B. Thompson

Music: Evan Stephens

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Artist: Priesthood choir from Ricks College

Words: William W. Walford

Music: William B. Bradbury

Arr.: Jones

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Artist: Priesthood choir from Ricks College

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

God Bless Our Prophet Dear

Artist: Priesthood choir from Ricks College

Words: Bernard Snow

Music: Harry A. Dean

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1993 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley, with organist John Longhurst. “The Morning Breaks” (Hymns, 1985, no. 1); “I Need Thee Every Hour” (Hymns, 1985, no. 334); “Lord, I Would Follow Thee” (Hymns, 1985, no. 220); “Come, Come, Ye Saints” (Hymns, 1985, no. 30); “The Lord Is My Shepherd” (Hymns, 1985, no. 316); “Hosannah Anthem,” arr. by Wolford (The Choirbook, p. 69); “The Spirit of God” (Hymns, 1985, no. 2).

The Morning Breaks

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

I Need Thee Every Hour

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

Lord, I Would Follow Thee

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Susan Evans McCloud

Music: K. Newell Dayley

Come, Come, Ye Saints (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

Hosannah Anthem (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Evan Stephens; William W. Phelps

Music: Evan Stephens

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

The Spirit of God

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1993 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Donald H. Ripplinger, with organist Clay Christiansen. “For the Strength of the Hills” (Hymns, 1985, no. 35); “Though Deepening Trials” (Hymns, 1985, no. 122); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, 1985, no. 19); “Abide with Me!” (Hymns, 1985, no. 166).

For the Strength of the Hills

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Felicia D. Hemans

Music: Evan Stephens

Though Deepening Trials

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: George Careless

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

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Abide with Me!

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Henry F. Lyte

Music: William H. Monk