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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, 6:00 PM

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 Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 98); “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 136); “Sweet Hour of Prayer” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 142); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, no. 19); “Beautiful Savior” (arr.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

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: William W. Walford

Music: William B. Bradbury

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

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

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Beautiful Savior

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Anon.

Music: Silesian folk song

Arr.: J. Spencer Cornwall

Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Joseph P. Holbrook

Hark, All Ye Nations!

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Louis F. Mönch

Music: George F. Root

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

Artist: Murray Young Women Choir

Words: Charles H. Gabriel

Music: Charles H. Gabriel

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

I’ll Serve the Lord While I Am Young

Artist: Murray Young Women Choir

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Arr.: Linda Margetts

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Artist: Murray Young Women Choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Sweet Is the Work

Artist: Murray Young Women Choir

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John J. McClellan Jr.

Medley: Love Is Spoken Here; Love at Home

Artist: Murray Young Women Choir

Words: Janice Kapp Perry; John Hugh McNaughton

Music: Janice Kapp Perry; John Hugh McNaughton

Medleyist: Whipple; Seale; Vicki L. Belnap

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

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

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

Arr.: Merrill Bradshaw

Awake, My Sons, Awake

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

Words: Lane E. Johnson

Music: Lane E. Johnson

Ye Elders of Israel (Congregational)

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

Words: Cyrus H. Wheelock

Music: Thomas H. Bayly

The Lord Is My Shepherd

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

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

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

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Edward Partridge

Music: Anon.

This Is the Christ

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: James E. Faust; Jan Pinborough

Music: Michael F. Moody

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

My Redeemer Lives

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Gordon B. Hinckley

Music: G. Homer Durham

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

A Child’s Prayer

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

Arr.: Janice Kapp Perry

O Thou Kind and Gracious Father

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Charles Denney Jr.

Music: George Careless

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

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Arr.: Donald H. Ripplinger

Called to Serve

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Elsie Duncan Yale

Music: Adam Geibel

Arr.: A. Laurence Lyon

I Am a Child of God (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

How Gentle God’s Commands

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Philip Doddridge

Music: Hans Georg Nägeli

Let My Heart Be Pure

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Merrill Bradshaw

Music: Merrill Bradshaw

Lord, I Would Follow Thee

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Susan Evans McCloud

Music: K. Newell Dayley