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April 1996 General Conference Music

Apr 6–7, 1996

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 6, 1996, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 6, 1996, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 7, 1996, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 7, 1996, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Young Women Meeting
Saturday, Mar 30, 1996

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Apr 6, 1996, 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. Linda Margetts was the organist.

Music for the Saturday afternoon session was provided by the Ricks College combined choirs. Kevin Brower and Richard Robison conducted, and Bonnie Goodliffe was the organist.

At the general priesthood session a Brigham Young University combined men’s choir provided the music. Mack J. Wilberg and Ronald J. Staheli conducted the choir, and Clay Christiansen was the organist.

The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley and Craig Jessop, provided music for the Sunday morning and afternoon sessions. John Longhurst and Richard Elliott 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 April 1996 Conference Report booklet


General Young Women Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online

We Listen to a Prophet’s Voice

Words: Marylou Cunningham Leavitt

Music: Darwin K. Wolford

I Heard the Prophet Speak

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott; Jan Pinborough

Music: Michael Moody

Medley: I Am a Child of God; Teach Me to Walk in the Light; Keep the Commandments (Congregational)

Words: Naomi Ward Randall; Clara W. McMaster; Barbara A. McConochie

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit; Clara W. McMaster; Barbara A. McConochie

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

God Bless Our Prophet Dear

Words: Bernard Snow

Music: Harry A. Dean

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1996 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Linda S. Margetts: “Hark, All Ye Nations!” (Hymns, no. 264); “O My Father” (Hymns, no. 292); “Come, Follow Me” (Hymns, no. 116); “How Firm a Foundation” (Hymns, no. 85); “High on the Mountain Top” (Hymns, no. 5); “I Need Thee Every Hour” (Hymns, no. 98).

Hark, All Ye Nations!

Words: Louis F. Mönch

Music: George F. Root

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

O My Father

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: James McGranahan

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Come, Follow Me

Words: John Nicholson

Music: Samuel McBurney

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

High on the Mountain Top

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

I Need Thee Every Hour

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1996 Ensign — Music by combined choirs from Ricks College, directed by Kevin Brower, with organist Bonnie L. Goodliffe: “The Morning Breaks” (Hymns, no. 1); “I Stand All Amazed” (arr. Wolford, Hymns, no. 193); “Come, Ye Children of the Lord” (Hymns, no. 58); “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee” (Hymns, no. 141); “Our Father, by Whose Name” (arr. Wolford, pub. by Jackman Music, Hymns, no. 296).

The Morning Breaks

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

Artist: Combined choir from Ricks College

I Stand All Amazed

Words: Charles H. Gabriel

Music: Charles H. Gabriel

Artist: Combined choir from Ricks College

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

Come, Ye Children of the Lord (Congregational)

Words: James H. Wallis

Music: Spanish melody

Artist: Combined choir from Ricks College

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Words: Bernard of Clairvaux

Music: John B. Dykes

Artist: Combined choir from Ricks College

Our Father, by Whose Name

Words: F. Bland Tucker

Music: John David Edwards

Artist: Combined choir from Ricks College

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1996 Ensign — Music by the Brigham Young University Combined Men’s Choir, directed by Mack J. Wilberg and Ronald J. Staheli, with organist Clay Christiansen: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (arr. Wilberg, Hymns, no. 72); “Lead, Kindly Light” (arr. Wilberg, Hymns, no. 97); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, no. 19); “More Holiness Give Me” (arr. Staheli, Hymns, no. 131).

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Words: Joachim Neander

Music: Stralsund Gesangbuch

Artist: Combined men’s choir from BYU

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Lead, Kindly Light

Words: John Henry Newman

Music: John B. Dykes

Artist: Combined men’s choir from BYU

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Combined men’s choir from BYU

More Holiness Give Me

Words: Philip Paul Bliss

Music: Philip Paul Bliss

Artist: Combined men’s choir from BYU

Arr.: Ronald Staheli

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1996 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Craig Jessop, with organist John Longhurst: “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” (Hymns, no. 200); “Thy Holy Word” (Hymns, no. 279); “He Died! The Great Redeemer Died” (Hymns, no. 192); “That Easter Morn” (arr. Cundick and Longhurst, pub. by Sonos, Hymns, no. 198); “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer” (Hymns, no. 26); “Each Life That Touches Ours for Good” (arr. Ripplinger, pub. by Sonos, Hymns, no. 293).

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Henry Carey

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Thy Holy Word

Words: Marvin K. Gardner

Music: Robert Cundick

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

He Died! The Great Redeemer Died

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: George Careless

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

That Easter Morn

Words: Marion D. Hanks

Music: Robert Cundick

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Robert Cundick; John Longhurst

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer (Congregational)

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Each Life That Touches Ours for Good

Words: Karen Lynn Davidson

Music: A. Laurence Lyon

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Donald H. Ripplinger

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1996 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Craig Jessop, with organist Richard Elliott: “He Is Risen!” (Hymns, no. 199); “How Great the Wisdom and the Love” (Hymns, no. 195); “Praise to the Man” (Hymns, no. 27); “Go Forth with Faith” (Hymns, no. 263).

He Is Risen!

Words: Cecil Frances Alexander

Music: Joachim Neander

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

How Great the Wisdom and the Love

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: Thomas McIntyre

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Praise to the Man (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Go Forth with Faith

Words: Ruth Muir Gardner

Music: Lyall J. Gardner

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir