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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, 6:00 PM

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

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Henry Carey

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Our Savior’s Love

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Edward L. Hart

Music: Crawford Gates

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Come unto Jesus

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Orson Pratt Huish

Music: Orson Pratt Huish

Come, Come, Ye Saints (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Joseph P. Holbrook

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

How Gentle God’s Commands

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Philip Doddridge

Music: Hans Georg Nägeli

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

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Words: St. Francis of Assisi

Music: German hymn

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

I Need Thee Every Hour (Congregational)

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Words: Bernard of Clairvaux

Music: John B. Dykes

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

Artist: Returned missionaries Institute choir

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd

Artist: Returned missionaries Institute choir

Words: Mary B. Wingate

Music: William J. Kirkpatrick

Arr.: Larry R. Beebe

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Artist: Returned missionaries Institute choir

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Beautiful Savior

Artist: Returned missionaries Institute choir

Words: Anon.

Music: Silesian folk song

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

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Pratt’s Collection

Music: A. C. Smyth

Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Music: Lorin F. Wheelwright

For I Am Called by Thy Name

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Crawford Gates

Music: Crawford Gates

Arr.: Crawford Gates

How Great the Wisdom and the Love

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: Thomas McIntyre

Arr.: Craig Jessop

I Stand All Amazed (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Charles H. Gabriel

Music: Charles H. Gabriel

Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: H. R. Palmer

Music: H. R. Palmer

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

Sweet Is the Work

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John J. McClellan Jr.

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

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William E. Hickson

Music: Ernst Moritz Arndt

O Divine Redeemer

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Charles Gounod

Music: Charles Gounod

Come, O Thou King of Kings (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Brings

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Mary Ann Morton

Music: Alfred M. Durham