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October 1998 General Conference Music

Oct 3–4, 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, Oct 3, 1998, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Oct 3, 1998, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Oct 4, 1998, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Oct 4, 1998, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Relief Society Meeting
Saturday, Sep 26, 1998

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Oct 3, 1998, 6:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

The Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, provided music for the Saturday morning session of the conference. Bonnie Goodliffe was the organist.

A Young Women choir from the Murray, Utah, area provided music for the Saturday afternoon session. Vickie Belnap directed the choir, and Linda Margetts was the organist.

A combined men’s choir from the Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Chorus provided music for the general priesthood session. Jerold Ottley and Robert Bowden directed the choir, and Richard Elliott was the organist.

The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop and Jerold Ottley, 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 1998 Conference Report booklet


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

Come, Follow Me

Words: John Nicholson

Music: Samuel McBurney

May I Serve Thee

Words: Tammy Simister Robinson

Music: Tammy Simister Robinson

Beautiful Savior

Words: Anon.

Music: Silesian folk song

I Believe in Christ (Congregational)

Words: Bruce R. McConkie

Music: John Longhurst

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1998 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Bonnie Goodliffe: “I Need Thee Every Hour” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 98); “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 136); “Sweet Hour of Prayer” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 142); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, no. 19); “Beautiful Savior” (arr. Cornwall, published by LDS Church, Children’s Songbook, 62); “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” (Hymns, no. 102); “Hark, All Ye Nations!” (arr. Christiansen and Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 264).

I Need Thee Every Hour

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Words: William W. Walford

Music: William B. Bradbury

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Beautiful Savior

Words: Anon.

Music: Silesian folk song

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: J. Spencer Cornwall

Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Joseph P. Holbrook

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Hark, All Ye Nations!

Words: Louis F. Mönch

Music: George F. Root

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Clay Christiansen; Robert C. Bowden

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1998 Ensign — Music by the Murray Young Women Choir, directed by Vicki L. Belnap, with organist Linda S. Margetts: “I Stand All Amazed” (arr. Whipple, Seale, and Gates, unpublished; Hymns, no. 193); “I’ll Serve the Lord While I Am Young” (arr. Margetts, unpublished; The Children Sing [1951], 45); “Now Let Us Rejoice” (Hymns, no. 3); “Sweet Is the Work” (Hymns, no. 147); medley of “Love Is Spoken Here” (Children’s Songbook, 190) and “Love at Home” (Hymns, no. 294), arr. Whipple, Seale, Belnap, unpublished.

I Stand All Amazed

Words: Charles H. Gabriel

Music: Charles H. Gabriel

Artist: Murray Young Women Choir

Arr.: Weldon Whipple; Stanley M. Seale; Crawford Gates

I’ll Serve the Lord While I Am Young

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Artist: Murray Young Women Choir

Arr.: Linda Margetts

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Artist: Murray Young Women Choir

Sweet Is the Work

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John J. McClellan

Artist: Murray Young Women Choir

Medley: Love Is Spoken Here; Love at Home

Words: Janice Kapp Perry; John Hugh McNaughton

Music: Janice Kapp Perry; John Hugh McNaughton

Medleyist: Whipple; Seale; Vicki L. Belnap

Artist: Murray Young Women Choir

Arr.: Weldon Whipple; Stanley M. Seale; Belnap

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1998 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir/Mormon Youth Chorus Combined Men’s Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Robert C. Bowden, with organist Richard Elliott: “Come, O Thou King of Kings” (arr. Bradshaw, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 59); “Awake, My Sons, Awake” (Johnson, published by Pioneer Music Press); “Ye Elders of Israel” (Hymns, no. 319); “The Lord Is My Shepherd” (arr. Dayley, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 108).

Come, O Thou King of Kings

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

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

Arr.: Merrill Bradshaw

Awake, My Sons, Awake

Words: Lane E. Johnson

Music: Lane E. Johnson

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

Ye Elders of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Cyrus H. Wheelock

Music: Thomas H. Bayly

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

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

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

Arr.: K. Newell Dayley

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1998 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop, with organist Clay Christiansen: “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah” (Hymns, no. 83); “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise” (Hymns, no. 41); “This Is the Christ” (Faust/Moody, arr. Wolford, published by Sonos); “My Redeemer Lives” (Hymns, no. 135); “How Firm a Foundation” (Hymns, no. 85); “A Child’s Prayer” (arr. Perry, unpublished; Children’s Songbook, 12); “O Thou Kind and Gracious Father” (Hymns, no. 150).

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise

Words: Edward Partridge

Music: Anon.

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

This Is the Christ

Words: James E. Faust; Jan Pinborough

Music: Michael F. Moody

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

My Redeemer Lives

Words: Gordon B. Hinckley

Music: G. Homer Durham

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

A Child’s Prayer

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Janice Kapp Perry

O Thou Kind and Gracious Father

Words: Charles Denney Jr.

Music: George Careless

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1998 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley, with organist John Longhurst: “Redeemer of Israel” (arr. Ripplinger, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 6); “Called to Serve” (arr. Lyon, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 249); “I Am a Child of God” (Hymns, no. 301); “How Gentle God’s Commands” (Hymns, no. 125); “Let My Heart Be Pure” (Bradshaw, published by Sonos); “Lord, I Would Follow Thee” (Hymns, no. 220).

Redeemer of Israel

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Donald H. Ripplinger

Called to Serve

Words: Elsie Duncan Yale

Music: Adam Geibel

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: A. Laurence Lyon

I Am a Child of God (Congregational)

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

How Gentle God’s Commands

Words: Philip Doddridge

Music: Hans Georg Nägeli

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Let My Heart Be Pure

Words: Merrill Bradshaw

Music: Merrill Bradshaw

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Lord, I Would Follow Thee

Words: Susan Evans McCloud

Music: K. Newell Dayley

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir