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October 1995 General Conference Music

Sep 30–Oct 1, 1995

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, Sep 30, 1995, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Sep 30, 1995, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Oct 1, 1995, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Oct 1, 1995, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Relief Society Meeting
Saturday, Sep 23, 1995

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Sep 30, 1995, 6:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

The Mormon Youth Chorus, conducted by Robert C. Bowden, provided music for the Saturday morning session of the conference. Bonnie Goodliffe was the organist.

Music for the Saturday afternoon session was provided by the combined ward choirs from the Cottonwood Utah Region. Jay J. Campbell conducted the choir, and Linda Margetts was the organist.

At the general priesthood session a combined men’s choir from the Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Chorus provided the music. Donald Ripplinger and Robert C. Bowden conducted the choir, and Richard Elliott was the organist.

The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Donald Ripplinger and Craig Jessop, 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 Elliott, Bonnie Goodliffe, and Linda Margetts.


From the October 1995 Conference Report booklet


Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1995 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Bonnie L. Goodliffe: “Praise to the Man” (Hymns, 1985, no. 27); “Rock of Ages” (Hymns, 1985, no. 111); “Nearer, My God, to Thee” (Hymns, 1985, no. 100); “Do What Is Right” (Hymns, 1985, no. 237); “True to the Faith” (Hymns, 1985, no. 254); “Our Savior’s Love” (Hymns, 1985, no. 113).

Praise to the Man

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Rock of Ages

Words: Augustus M. Toplady

Music: Thomas Hastings

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Nearer, My God, to Thee

Words: Sarah F. Adams

Music: Lowell Mason

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Do What Is Right (Congregational)

Words: Anon.

Music: George Kaillmark

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

True to the Faith

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Our Savior’s Love

Words: Edward L. Hart

Music: Crawford Gates

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1995 Ensign — Music by combined ward choirs from the Cottonwood Utah Region, directed by Jay J. Campbell, with organist Linda S. Margetts: “The Morning Breaks” (Hymns, 1985, no. 1); “I Am a Child of God” (Hymns, 1985, no. 301); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, 1985, no. 19); “Come, Come, Ye Saints” (arr. Cornwall, pub. by Pioneer Music Press, Hymns, 1985, no. 30).

The Morning Breaks

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

Artist: Combined ward choirs

I Am a Child of God

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

Artist: Combined ward choirs

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Combined ward choirs

Come, Come, Ye Saints

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

Artist: Combined ward choirs

Arr.: J. Spencer Cornwall

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1995 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Combined Men’s Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Robert C. Bowden, with organist Richard Elliot: “Awake, My Sons, Awake” (by Johnson, pub. by Pioneer Music Press); “Thy Servants Are Prepared” (Hymns, 1985, no. 329); “High on the Mountain Top” (Hymns, 1985, no. 333); “The Iron Rod” (arr. Wolford, Hymns, 1985, no. 274).

Awake, My Sons, Awake

Words: Lane E. Johnson

Music: Lane E. Johnson

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Combined Men’s Choir

Thy Servants Are Prepared

Words: Marilyn McMeen Brown

Music: Willy Reske

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Combined Men’s Choir

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Combined Men’s Choir

The Iron Rod

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Combined Men’s Choir

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1995 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Donald H. Ripplinger, with organist Clay Christiansen: “Lo, the Mighty God Appearing!” (Hymns, 1985, no. 55); “Lean on My Ample Arm” (Hymns, 1985, no. 120); “What Was Witnessed in the Heavens?” (Hymns, 1985, no. 11); medley of “When He Comes Again” (arr. Ripplinger, Children’s Songbook, p. 82), “Families Can Be Together Forever” (arr. Ripplinger, Children’s Songbook, p. 188), and “I Love to See the Temple” (arr. Ripplinger, Children’s Songbook, p. 95); “The Spirit of God” (Hymns, 1985, no. 2); “Awake and Arise” (Hymns, 1985, no. 8); “Where Love Is” (arr. Ripplinger, Children’s Songbook, p. 138).

Lo, the Mighty God Appearing!

Words: William Goode

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Lean on My Ample Arm

Words: Theodore E. Curtis

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

What Was Witnessed in the Heavens?

Words: John S. Davis

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Medley: When He Comes Again; Families Can Be Together Forever; I Love to See the Temple

Words: Mirla Greenwood Thayne; Ruth Muir Gardner; Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Mirla Greenwood Thayne; Vanja Y. Watkins; Janice Kapp Perry

Medleyist: Donald H. Ripplinger

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Donald H. Ripplinger

The Spirit of God (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Awake and Arise

Words: Theodore E. Curtis

Music: Carolee Curtis Green

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Where Love Is

Words: Joanne Bushman Doxey; Norma B. Smith

Music: Joanne Bushman Doxey; Marjorie Castleton Kjar

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Donald H. Ripplinger

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1995 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop, with organist John Longhurst: “For the Strength of the Hills” (Hymns, 1985, no. 35); “Saints, Behold How Great Jehovah” (Hymns, 1985, no. 28); “I Need Thee Every Hour” (Hymns, 1985, no. 98); “Abide with Me!” (arr. Ripplinger, pub. by Jackman Music Corp., Hymns, 1985, no. 166).

For the Strength of the Hills

Words: Felicia D. Hemans

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Saints, Behold How Great Jehovah

Words: Douglas W. Stott

Music: A. Laurence Lyon

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

I Need Thee Every Hour (Congregational)

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Abide with Me!

Words: Henry F. Lyte

Music: William H. Monk

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Donald H. Ripplinger