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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, 6:00 PM

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

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Rock of Ages

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Augustus M. Toplady

Music: Thomas Hastings

Nearer, My God, to Thee

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Sarah F. Adams

Music: Lowell Mason

Do What Is Right (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Anon.

Music: George Kaillmark

True to the Faith

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Our Savior’s Love

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Edward L. Hart

Music: Crawford Gates

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

Artist: Combined ward choirs

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

I Am a Child of God

Artist: Combined ward choirs

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

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

Artist: Combined ward choirs

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Come, Come, Ye Saints

Artist: Combined ward choirs

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

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

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

Words: Lane E. Johnson

Music: Lane E. Johnson

Thy Servants Are Prepared

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

Words: Marilyn McMeen Brown

Music: Willy Reske

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

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

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

The Iron Rod

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

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

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!

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Goode

Music: Evan Stephens

Lean on My Ample Arm

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Theodore E. Curtis

Music: Evan Stephens

What Was Witnessed in the Heavens?

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: John S. Davis

Music: Evan Stephens

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

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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

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

Medleyist: Donald H. Ripplinger

Arr.: Donald H. Ripplinger

The Spirit of God (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

Awake and Arise

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Theodore E. Curtis

Music: Carolee Curtis Green

Where Love Is

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joanne Bushman Doxey; Norma B. Smith

Music: Joanne Bushman Doxey; Marjorie Castleton Kjar

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

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Felicia D. Hemans

Music: Evan Stephens

Saints, Behold How Great Jehovah

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Douglas W. Stott

Music: A. Laurence Lyon

I Need Thee Every Hour (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

Abide with Me!

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Henry F. Lyte

Music: William H. Monk

Arr.: Donald H. Ripplinger