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April 1994 General Conference Music

Apr 2–3, 1994

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, 1994, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 2, 1994, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 3, 1994, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 3, 1994, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Young Women Meeting
Saturday, Mar 26, 1994

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Apr 2, 1994, 6:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

Music for the Saturday morning session of the conference was provided by a Relief Society choir from the Olympus Utah Region. Bonnie Winterton conducted the choir, and Bonnie Goodliffe was the organist.

The Mormon Youth Chorus, conducted by Robert C. Bowden, provided the music for the Saturday afternoon session. Linda Margetts was the organist.

At the general priesthood session, a Melchizedek Priesthood choir from the University Utah Region provided the music. Edgar J. Thompson conducted the choir, and Richard L. Elliott was the organist.

The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, provided music for the Sunday morning and afternoon sessions. Clay Christiansen and John Longhurst 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 Goodliffe, and Linda Margetts.


From the April 1994 Conference Report booklet


Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1994 Ensign — Music by a Relief Society choir from the Olympus Utah Region, directed by Bonnie M. Winterton, with organist Bonnie L. Goodliffe: “How Gentle God’s Commands” (Hymns, 1985, no. 314); “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer” (Hymns, 1985, no. 26); “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” (Hymns, 1985, no. 136); “Called to Serve” (Hymns, 1985, no. 249); “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee” (Hymns, 1985, no. 315).

How Gentle God’s Commands

Words: Philip Doddridge

Music: Hans Georg Nägeli

Artist: Relief Society choir

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond

Artist: Relief Society choir

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Artist: Relief Society choir

Called to Serve (Congregational)

Words: Elsie Duncan Yale

Music: Adam Geibel

Artist: Relief Society choir

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Words: Bernard of Clairvaux

Music: John B. Dykes

Artist: Relief Society choir

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1994 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Linda S. Margetts: “Sweet Hour of Prayer” (Hymns, 1985, no. 142); “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief” (Hymns, 1985, no. 29); “Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel” (Hymns, 1985, no. 252); “The Spirit of God” (Hymns, 1985, no. 2).

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Words: William W. Walford

Music: William B. Bradbury

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

Words: James Montgomery

Music: George Coles

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel (Congregational)

Words: Will L. Thompson

Music: Will L. Thompson

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

The Spirit of God

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1994 Ensign — Music by a Melchizedek Priesthood choir from the University Utah Region, directed by Edgar J. Thompson, with organist Richard Elliott: “See the Mighty Priesthood Gathered” (Hymns, 1985, no. 325); “Faith of Our Fathers” (Hymns, 1985, no. 84); “Oh Say, What Is Truth?” (Hymns, 1985, no. 272); “The Priesthood of Our Lord” (Hymns, 1985, no. 320).

See the Mighty Priesthood Gathered

Words: Jean L. Kaberry

Music: Robert P. Manookin

Artist: Melchizedek Priesthood choir

Faith of Our Fathers

Words: Frederick W. Faber

Music: Henri F. Hemy; James G. Walton

Artist: Melchizedek Priesthood choir

Oh Say, What Is Truth? (Congregational)

Words: John Jaques

Music: Ellen Knowles Melling

Artist: Melchizedek Priesthood choir

The Priesthood of Our Lord

Words: John Craven

Music: John Craven

Artist: Melchizedek Priesthood choir

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1994 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Donald H. Ripplinger, with organist Clay Christiansen: “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” (Hymns, 1985, no. 69); “Lead, Kindly Light” (Hymns, 1985, no. 97); “The Heavens Resound” (Jackman Music Corp.); “Dearest Children, God Is Near You” (Hymns, 1985, no. 96); “Come, Ye Children of the Lord” (Hymns, 1985, no. 58); “Know This, That Every Soul Is Free” (Hymns, 1985, no. 240); “The Lord Be with Us” (Hymns, 1985, no. 161).

All Glory, Laud, and Honor

Words: Theodulph of Orleans

Music: Melchior Teschner

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Lead, Kindly Light

Words: John Henry Newman

Music: John B. Dykes

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Heavens Resound

Words: Anon.

Music: Ludwig van Beethoven

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

Words: Charles L. Walker

Music: John Menzies Macfarlane

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Come, Ye Children of the Lord (Congregational)

Words: James H. Wallis

Music: Spanish melody

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Know This, That Every Soul Is Free

Words: Anon.; Sally Swey

Music: Roger L. Miller

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Lord Be with Us

Words: John Ellerton

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1994 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Donald H. Ripplinger, with organist John Longhurst: “Come, All Whose Souls Are Lighted” (Hymns, 1985, no. 268); “With All the Power of Heart and Tongue” (Hymns, 1985, no. 79); “Sweet Is the Work” (Hymns, 1985, no. 147); “More Holiness Give Me” (Hymns, 1985, no. 131).

Come, All Whose Souls Are Lighted

Words: Reginald Heber

Music: Lowell Mason

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

With All the Power of Heart and Tongue

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: Lowell M. Durham

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sweet Is the Work (Congregational)

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John J. McClellan

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

More Holiness Give Me

Words: Philip Paul Bliss

Music: Philip Paul Bliss

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir