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April 1998 General Conference Music

Apr 4–5, 1998

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 4, 1998, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 4, 1998, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 5, 1998, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 5, 1998, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Young Women Meeting
Saturday, Mar 28, 1998

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Apr 4, 1998, 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 Brigham Young University combined choirs, conducted by Mack Wilberg and Ronald Staheli. Bonnie Goodliffe was the organist.

At the general priesthood session, music was provided by a choir of returned missionaries from the Ephraim, Logan, Ogden, Orem, and Salt Lake Institutes. Douglas Brenchley conducted the choir, and John Longhurst was the organist.

The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley and Craig Jessop, provided music for the Sunday morning and afternoon sessions. Richard Elliott and Clay Christiansen 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 1998 Conference Report booklet


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

Video Presentation

Medley: As Sisters in Zion; Turn Your Hearts; Families Can Be Together Forever

Words: Emily H. Woodmansee; Paul L. Anderson; Ruth Muir Gardner

Music: Janice Kapp Perry; Gaylen Hatton; Vanja Y. Watkins

Scatter Sunshine

Words: Lanta Wilson Smith

Music: Edwin O. Excell

Love at Home (Congregational)

Words: John Hugh McNaughton

Music: John Hugh McNaughton

Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth

Words: Carolyn Hamilton Klopfer

Music: W. Herbert Klopfer

True to the Faith

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1998 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Linda Margetts: “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 200); “Our Savior’s Love” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 113); “Come unto Jesus” (Hymns, no. 117); “Come, Come, Ye Saints” (Hymns, no. 30); “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 102); “How Gentle God’s Commands” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 125).

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Henry Carey

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

Come unto Jesus

Words: Orson Pratt Huish

Music: Orson Pratt Huish

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Come, Come, Ye Saints (Congregational)

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Joseph P. Holbrook

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

How Gentle God’s Commands

Words: Philip Doddridge

Music: Hans Georg Nägeli

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1998 Ensign — Music by the Brigham Young University Combined Choirs, directed by Mack Wilberg and Ron Staheli, with organist Bonnie Goodliffe: “All Creatures of Our God and King” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 62); “The Lord Is My Shepherd” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 108); “I Need Thee Every Hour” (Hymns, no. 98); “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee” (arr. Staheli, published by Jackman; Hymns, no. 141).

All Creatures of Our God and King

Words: St. Francis of Assisi

Music: German hymn

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

I Need Thee Every Hour (Congregational)

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Words: Bernard of Clairvaux

Music: John B. Dykes

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Arr.: Ronald Staheli

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1998 Ensign — Music by returned missionaries from Northern and Central Utah Institutes, directed by Douglas Brenchley, with organist John Longhurst: “Redeemer of Israel” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 6); “Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd” (arr. Beebe, published by Larice; Hymns, no. 221); “High on the Mountain Top” (Hymns, no. 5); “Beautiful Savior” (arr. Cornwall; Children’s Songbook, 62).

Redeemer of Israel

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Returned missionaries Institute choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd

Words: Mary B. Wingate

Music: William J. Kirkpatrick

Artist: Returned missionaries Institute choir

Arr.: Larry R. Beebe

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Returned missionaries Institute choir

Beautiful Savior

Words: Anon.

Music: Silesian folk song

Artist: Returned missionaries Institute choir

Arr.: J. Spencer Cornwall

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1998 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Craig Jessop, with organist Richard Elliott: “Come, Thou Glorious Day of Promise” (Hymns, no. 50); “Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee” (Hymns, no. 123); “For I Am Called by Thy Name” (Gates, published by Sonos); “How Great the Wisdom and the Love” (arr. Jessop, unpublished; Hymns, no. 195); “I Stand All Amazed” (Hymns, no. 193); “Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer” (arr. Manookin, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 103); “Sweet Is the Work” (Hymns, no. 147).

Come, Thou Glorious Day of Promise

Words: Pratt’s Collection

Music: A. C. Smyth

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee

Words: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Music: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

For I Am Called by Thy Name

Words: Crawford Gates

Music: Crawford Gates

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Crawford Gates

How Great the Wisdom and the Love

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: Thomas McIntyre

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Craig Jessop

I Stand All Amazed (Congregational)

Words: Charles H. Gabriel

Music: Charles H. Gabriel

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer

Words: H. R. Palmer

Music: H. R. Palmer

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

Sweet Is the Work

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John J. McClellan

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1998 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Craig Jessop, with organist Clay Christiansen: “God Speed the Right” (Hymns, no. 106); “O Divine Redeemer” (Gounod); “Come, O Thou King of Kings” (Hymns, no. 59); “Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Brings” (Hymns, no. 14).

God Speed the Right

Words: William E. Hickson

Music: Ernst Moritz Arndt

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

O Divine Redeemer

Words: Charles Gounod

Music: Charles Gounod

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Come, O Thou King of Kings (Congregational)

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Brings

Words: Mary Ann Morton

Music: Alfred M. Durham

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir