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April 2000 General Conference Music

Apr 1–2, 2000

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 1, 2000, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 1, 2000, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 2, 2000, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 2, 2000, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Young Women Meeting
Saturday, Mar 25, 2000

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Apr 1, 2000, 6:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

The Tabernacle Choir provided music for the Saturday morning, Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon sessions. Craig Jessop, Mack Wilberg, and Barlow Bradford directed the choir. John Longhurst, Clay Christiansen, and Linda Margetts were the organists.

A combined choir from Brigham Young University provided music for the

Saturday afternoon session. Ronald J. Staheli and Rosalind Hall directed the choir, and Bonnie Goodliffe was the organist. Music for the general priesthood session was provided by male members of the Tabernacle Choir, joined by returned missionaries. Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg directed the choir, and Richard Elliott was the organist.

Throughout the conference sessions, prelude, postlude, and interlude music and accompaniments on the organ were played by John Longhurst, Clay Christiansen, Richard Elliott, Bonnie Goodliffe, and Linda Margetts.


From the April 2000 Conference Report booklet


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

Video Presentation

As Zion’s Youth in Latter Days

Words: Susan Evans McCloud

Music: Irish melody

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Words: Bernard of Clairvaux

Music: John B. Dykes

True to the Faith

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Lord, I Would Follow Thee

Words: Susan Evans McCloud

Music: K. Newell Dayley

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2000 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop, Mack Wilberg, and Barlow Bradford, with organist John Longhurst: “The Morning Breaks” (Hymns, no. 1); “Redeemer of Israel” (arr. Wilberg, published by Hinshaw [ASCAP]; Hymns, no. 6); “We Love Thy House, O God” (Hymns, no. 247); “How Firm a Foundation” (Hymns, no. 85); “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee” (Hymns, no. 141); “Come, O Thou King of Kings” (arr. Kasen, published by Jackman; Hymns, no. 59).

The Morning Breaks

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Redeemer of Israel

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

We Love Thy House, O God

Words: William Bullock

Music: Leroy J. Robertson

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Words: Bernard of Clairvaux

Music: John B. Dykes

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Come, O Thou King of Kings

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: James C. Kasen

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2000 Ensign — Music by a combined choir from Brigham Young University, directed by Ronald Staheli and Rosalind Hall, with organist Bonnie Goodliffe: “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah” (arr. Hall, unpublished; Hymns, no. 83); “Behold the Wounds in Jesus’ Hands” (Pearson/Naylor, published by Jackman); “Now Let Us Rejoice” (Hymns, no. 3); “More Holiness Give Me” (arr. Staheli, published by Jackman; Hymns, no. 131).

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Arr.: Rosalind Hall

Behold the Wounds in Jesus’ Hands

Words: John V. Pearson

Music: David R. Naylor

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

More Holiness Give Me

Words: Philip Paul Bliss

Music: Philip Paul Bliss

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Arr.: Ronald Staheli

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2000 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and a choir of returned missionaries, directed by Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, with organist Richard Elliott: “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 41); “Praise to the Man” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 27); “Ye Elders of Israel” (Hymns, no. 319); “Beautiful Savior” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Children’s Songbook, 62).

Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise

Words: Edward Partridge

Music: Anon.

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Praise to the Man

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Ye Elders of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Cyrus H. Wheelock

Music: Thomas H. Bayly

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Beautiful Savior

Words: Anon.

Music: Silesian folk song

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2000 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop, with organist Clay Christiansen: “Let Earth’s Inhabitants Rejoice” (Hymns, no. 53); “Press Forward, Saints” (arr. Bradford, published by Deseret Book; Hymns, no. 81); “How Great the Wisdom and the Love” (Hymns, no. 195); “Israel, Israel, God Is Calling” (Hymns, no. 7); “Come, Come, Ye Saints” (arr. Cornwall, published by Jackman; Hymns, no. 30); “The Spirit of God” (arr. Wilberg, published by Deseret Book; Hymns, no. 2).

Let Earth’s Inhabitants Rejoice

Words: William Clegg

Music: Leroy J. Robertson

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Press Forward, Saints

Words: Marvin K. Gardner

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Barlow Bradford

How Great the Wisdom and the Love

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: Thomas McIntyre

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Israel, Israel, God Is Calling (Congregational)

Words: Richard Smyth

Music: Charles C. Converse

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Come, Come, Ye Saints

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: J. Spencer Cornwall

The Spirit of God

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2000 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop and Barlow Bradford, with organist Linda Margetts: “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!” (arr. Bradford, unpublished; Hymns, no. 66); “Come unto Him” (Hymns, no. 114); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, no. 19); “Sing We Now at Parting” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 156).

Rejoice, the Lord Is King!

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Horatio Parker

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Barlow Bradford

Come unto Him

Words: Theodore E. Curtis

Music: Hugh W. Dougall

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sing We Now at Parting

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg