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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, 6:00 PM

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

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: Philip Doddridge

Music: Hans Georg Nägeli

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Called to Serve (Congregational)

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: Elsie Duncan Yale

Music: Adam Geibel

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: Bernard of Clairvaux

Music: John B. Dykes

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

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: William W. Walford

Music: William B. Bradbury

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: James Montgomery

Music: George Coles

Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Will L. Thompson

Music: Will L. Thompson

The Spirit of God

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

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

Artist: Melchizedek Priesthood choir

Words: Jean L. Kaberry

Music: Robert P. Manookin

Faith of Our Fathers

Artist: Melchizedek Priesthood choir

Words: Frederick W. Faber

Music: Henri F. Hemy; James G. Walton

Oh Say, What Is Truth? (Congregational)

Artist: Melchizedek Priesthood choir

Words: John Jaques

Music: Ellen Knowles Melling

The Priesthood of Our Lord

Artist: Melchizedek Priesthood choir

Words: John Craven

Music: John Craven

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

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Theodulph of Orleans

Music: Melchior Teschner

Lead, Kindly Light

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: John Henry Newman

Music: John B. Dykes

The Heavens Resound

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Anon.

Music: Ludwig van Beethoven

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Charles L. Walker

Music: John Menzies Macfarlane

Come, Ye Children of the Lord (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: James H. Wallis

Music: Spanish melody

Know This, That Every Soul Is Free

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Anon.; Sally Swey

Music: Roger L. Miller

The Lord Be with Us

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: John Ellerton

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon

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

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Reginald Heber

Music: Lowell Mason

With All the Power of Heart and Tongue

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: Lowell M. Durham

Sweet Is the Work (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John J. McClellan Jr.

More Holiness Give Me

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Philip Paul Bliss

Music: Philip Paul Bliss