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October 1997 General Conference Music

Oct 4–5, 1997

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, Oct 4, 1997, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Oct 4, 1997, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Oct 5, 1997, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Oct 5, 1997, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Relief Society Meeting
Saturday, Sep 27, 1997

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Oct 4, 1997, 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 Farmington family choir, conducted by Jane Felstead. Linda Margetts was the organist.

At the general priesthood session, music was provided by the Tabernacle Choir-Mormon Youth Chorus combined men. Craig Jessop and Robert Bowden directed the choir, and Clay Christiansen was the organist.

The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley, 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 October 1997 Conference Report booklet


General Relief Society Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online

As Sisters in Zion (Congregational)

Words: Emily H. Woodmansee

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

Make Us One

Words: Sally DeFord

Music: Sally DeFord

Medley: Love at Home; Where Love Is; As I Have Loved You

Words: John Hugh McNaughton; Joanne Bushman Doxey; Norma B. Smith; Naomi Ward Randall

Music: John Hugh McNaughton; Joanne Bushman Doxey; Marjorie Castleton Kjar; Mildred Tanner Pettit

Come unto Him

Words: Theodore E. Curtis

Music: Hugh W. Dougall

Lord, I Would Follow Thee (Congregational)

Words: Susan Evans McCloud

Music: K. Newell Dayley

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1997 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Bonnie Goodliffe: “The Morning Breaks” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 1); “Hark, All Ye Nations!” (arr. Christiansen/Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 264); “I Believe in Christ” (arr. Turner, unpublished; Hymns, no. 134); “The Spirit of God” (Hymns, no. 2); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (arr. Bowden, unpublished, Hymns, no. 19); “Our Savior’s Love” (arr. Bowden, unpublished, Hymns, no. 113).

The Morning Breaks

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Hark, All Ye Nations!

Words: Louis F. Mönch

Music: George F. Root

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Clay Christiansen; Robert C. Bowden

I Believe in Christ

Words: Bruce R. McConkie

Music: John Longhurst

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Turner

The Spirit of God (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Our Savior’s Love

Words: Edward L. Hart

Music: Crawford Gates

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1997 Ensign — Music by the Farmington Family Choir, directed by Jane Fjeldsted, with organist Linda Margetts: “Faith of Our Fathers” (arr. Longhurst, published by Sonos, Hymns, no. 84); medley, arr. Fjeldsted: “Mother, Tell Me the Story” (Children’s Songbook, p. 204) and “Love Is Spoken Here” (Children’s Songbook, p. 190); “True to the Faith” (Hymns, no. 254); “How Will They Know?” (arr. Sleeth, published by Sonos; Children’s Songbook, p. 182.

Faith of Our Fathers

Words: Frederick W. Faber

Music: Henri F. Hemy; James G. Walton

Artist: Family choir

Arr.: John Longhurst

Medley: Mother, Tell Me the Story; Love Is Spoken Here

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

Medleyist: Jane Fjeldsted

Artist: Family choir

Arr.: Jane Fjeldsted

True to the Faith (Congregational)

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Family choir

How Will They Know?

Words: Natalie W. Sleeth

Music: Natalie W. Sleeth

Artist: Family choir

Arr.: Natalie Sleeth

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1997 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir–Mormon Youth Chorus Combined Men, directed by Craig Jessop and Robert Bowden, with organist Clay Christiansen: “Glory to God on High” (arr. Longhurst, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 67); “The Lord Is My Shepherd” (arr. Bradford, unpublished, Hymns, no. 108); “Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel” (Hymns, no. 252); “I Need Thee Every Hour” (arr. Manookin, published by Sonos, Hymns, no. 98).

Glory to God on High

Words: James Allen

Music: Felice de Giardini

Artist: Combined men of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: John Longhurst

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

Artist: Combined men of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Barlow Bradford

Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel (Congregational)

Words: Will L. Thompson

Music: Will L. Thompson

Artist: Combined men of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Chorus

I Need Thee Every Hour

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

Artist: Combined men of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1997 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley, with organist John Longhurst: “Lead Me into Life Eternal” (Hymns, no. 45); “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee” (Hymns, no. 141); “The Iron Rod” (arr. Lyon, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 274); “Glorious Things Are Sung of Zion” (Hymns, no. 48); “Redeemer of Israel” (Hymns, no. 6); “How Lovely Are the Messengers” (ed. Ottley, published by Jackman); “I Know My Father Lives” (Hymns, no. 302).

Lead Me into Life Eternal

Words: John A. Widtsoe

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Words: Bernard of Clairvaux

Music: John B. Dykes

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Iron Rod

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: A. Laurence Lyon

Glorious Things Are Sung of Zion

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Dutch melody

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

How Lovely Are the Messengers

Words: Felix Mendelssohn

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Jerold D. Ottley

I Know My Father Lives

Words: Reid N. Nibley

Music: Reid N. Nibley

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1997 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley, with organist Richard Elliott: “Come, We That Love the Lord” (Hymns, no. 119); “Come, Come, Ye Saints” (arr. Manookin, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 30); “High on the Mountain Top” (Hymns, no. 5); “Testimony” (Hymns, no. 137); “More Holiness Give Me” (Hymns, no. 131).

Come, We That Love the Lord

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: Aaron Williams

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Come, Come, Ye Saints

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Testimony

Words: Loren C. Dunn

Music: Michael Finlinson Moody

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

More Holiness Give Me

Words: Philip Paul Bliss

Music: Philip Paul Bliss

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir