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April 1999 General Conference Music

Apr 3–4, 1999

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 3, 1999, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 3, 1999, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 4, 1999, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 4, 1999, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Young Women Meeting
Saturday, Mar 27, 1999, 6:00 PM

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Apr 3, 1999, 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. Linda Margetts was the organist.

A combined choir from Ricks College provided music for the Saturday afternoon session. Kevin Brower and Clyde Luke directed the choir, and Bonnie Goodliffe was the organist.

A combined men’s choir from Brigham Young University provided music for the general priesthood session. Mack Wilberg and Ronald Staheli directed the choir, and Clay Christiansen was the organist.

The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley and Craig Jessop, 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 April 1999 Conference Report booklet


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

There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today (Congregational)

Words: Eliza E. Hewitt

Music: John R. Sweney

The Lord Is My Light

Words: James Nicholson

Music: John R. Sweney

Our Savior’s Love (Congregational)

Words: Edward L. Hart

Music: Crawford Gates

Medley: Teach Me to Walk in the Light; The Light Divine

Words: Clara W. McMaster; Matilda Watts Cahoon

Music: Clara W. McMaster; Mildred Tanner Pettit

More Holiness Give Me

Words: Philip Paul Bliss

Music: Philip Paul Bliss

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1999 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Linda Margetts: “The Morning Breaks” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 1); “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 102); “O My Father” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 292); “Come, Come, Ye Saints” (Hymns, no. 30); “The Lord Is My Shepherd” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 108); “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 200).

The Morning Breaks

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Joseph P. Holbrook

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

O My Father

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: James McGranahan

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Come, Come, Ye Saints (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Henry Carey

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1999 Ensign — Music by the Ricks College Combined Choir, directed by Kevin Brower and Clyde Luke, with organist Bonnie Goodliffe: “Hark, All Ye Nations!” (Hymns, no. 264); “O Love That Glorifies the Son” (Hymns, no. 295); “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!” (Hymns, no. 66); “Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Brings” (Hymns, no. 14); medley of “From Homes of Saints Glad Songs Arise” (Hymns, no. 297) and “Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth” (Hymns, no. 298).

Hark, All Ye Nations!

Artist: Combined choir from Ricks College

Words: Louis F. Mönch

Music: George F. Root

O Love That Glorifies the Son

Artist: Combined choir from Ricks College

Words: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Music: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Rejoice, the Lord Is King! (Congregational)

Artist: Combined choir from Ricks College

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Horatio Parker

Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Brings

Artist: Combined choir from Ricks College

Words: Mary Ann Morton

Music: Alfred M. Durham

Medley: From Homes of Saints Glad Songs Arise; Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth

Artist: Combined choir from Ricks College

Words: Vernald W. Johns; Carolyn Hamilton Klopfer

Music: G. William Richards; W. Herbert Klopfer

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1999 Ensign — Music by the Brigham Young University Combined Men’s Choir, directed by Mack Wilberg and Ronald Staheli, with organist Clay Christiansen: “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 83); “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” (arr. Staheli, unpublished; Hymns, no. 136); “Redeemer of Israel” (Hymns, no. 6); “The Spirit of God” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 2).

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Artist: Combined men’s choir from BYU

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Artist: Combined men’s choir from BYU

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Arr.: Ronald Staheli

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: Combined men’s choir from BYU

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

The Spirit of God

Artist: Combined men’s choir from BYU

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1999 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley, with organist John Longhurst: “He Is Risen!” (Hymns, no. 199); “With Humble Heart” (Hymns, no. 171); “When Saints Unite to Sing God’s Praise” (Perry, published by Perry); “He Died! The Great Redeemer Died” (Hymns, no. 192); “Jesus, Once of Humble Birth” (Hymns, no. 196); “Our Savior’s Love” (arr. Cundick, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 113); “Where Can I Turn for Peace?” (Hymns, no. 129).

He Is Risen!

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Cecil Frances Alexander

Music: Joachim Neander

With Humble Heart

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Zara Sabin

Music: Thomas L. Durham

When Saints Unite to Sing God’s Praise

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

Arr.: Janice Kapp Perry

He Died! The Great Redeemer Died

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: George Careless

Jesus, Once of Humble Birth (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Giacomo Meyerbeer; English Chorister

Our Savior’s Love

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Edward L. Hart

Music: Crawford Gates

Arr.: Robert Cundick

Where Can I Turn for Peace?

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Emma Lou Thayne

Music: Joleen Grant Meredith

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1999 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop, with organist Richard Elliott: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 72); “Love One Another” (arr. Bradford, unpublished; Hymns, no. 308); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, no. 19); “Come, Follow Me” (arr. Manookin, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 116).

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joachim Neander

Music: Stralsund Gesangbuch

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Love One Another

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Luacine Clark Fox

Music: Luacine Clark Fox

Arr.: Barlow Bradford

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

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Come, Follow Me

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: John Nicholson

Music: Samuel McBurney

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin