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April 2002 General Conference Music

Apr 6–7, 2002

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 6, 2002, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 6, 2002, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 7, 2002, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 7, 2002, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Young Women Meeting
Saturday, Mar 30, 2002

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Apr 6, 2002, 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, Richard Elliott, Linda Margetts, and Bonnie Goodliffe were the organists.

A combined choir from the Logan and Ogden institutes provided music for the Saturday afternoon session. Duane J. Huff, Stephen Schank, and Jerald F. Simon directed the choir, and Bonnie Goodliffe was the organist.

A men’s choir from BYU–Idaho provided music for the priesthood session. Kevin Brower and Randall Kempton directed the choir, and Clay Christiansen 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, Linda Margetts, and Bonnie Goodliffe.


From the April 2002 Conference Report booklet


General Young Women Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2002 Ensign — Music by a young women’s choir from stakes in Huntsville, Morgan, Ogden, and Riverdale, Utah, directed by Deborah Mason, with organist Bonnie Goodliffe: “I Am a Child of God” (Hymns, no. 301); “In That Holy Place” (DeFord); “Choose the Right” (Hymns, no. 239); “More Holiness Give Me” (Hymns, no. 131); “As Zion’s Youth in Latter Days” (arranged by Kasen, published by Jackman; Hymns, no. 256).

I Am a Child of God

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

Artist: Young Women choir

In That Holy Place

Words: Sally DeFord

Music: Sally DeFord

Artist: Young Women choir

Choose the Right

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: Henry A. Tuckett

Artist: Young Women choir

More Holiness Give Me

Words: Philip Paul Bliss

Music: Philip Paul Bliss

Artist: Young Women choir

As Zion’s Youth in Latter Days

Words: Susan Evans McCloud

Music: Irish melody

Artist: Young Women choir

Arr.: James C. Kasen

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2002 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop and Barlow Bradford, with organist Richard Elliott: “The Spirit of God” (Hymns, no. 2); “God Is Love” (Hymns, no. 87); “Jesus, Once of Humble Birth” (arranged by Cundick, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 196); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, no. 19); “I Am a Child of God” (arranged by Bradford, published by Deseret Book; Hymns, no. 301); “Love One Another”(arranged by Bradford, published by Deseret Book; Hymns, no. 308).

The Spirit of God

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

God Is Love

Words: Thomas R. Taylor

Music: Thomas C. Griggs

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Jesus, Once of Humble Birth

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Giacomo Meyerbeer; English Chorister

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Robert Cundick

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

I Am a Child of God

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Barlow Bradford

Love One Another

Words: Luacine Clark Fox

Music: Luacine Clark Fox

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Barlow Bradford

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2002 Ensign — Music by a combined choir from the Logan and Ogden, Utah, institutes, directed by Duane J. Huff, Stephen Schank, Jerald F. Simon, with organist Bonnie Goodliffe: “Press Forward, Saints” (arranged by Bradford, published by Deseret Book; Hymns, no. 81); “Lord, I Would Follow Thee” (Hymns, no. 220); “Come, O Thou King of Kings” (Hymns, no. 59); “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go” (arranged by Schank, unpublished; Hymns, no. 270).

Press Forward, Saints

Words: Marvin K. Gardner

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

Artist: Combined Institute choir

Arr.: Barlow Bradford

Lord, I Would Follow Thee

Words: Susan Evans McCloud

Music: K. Newell Dayley

Artist: Combined Institute choir

Come, O Thou King of Kings (Congregational)

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

Artist: Combined Institute choir

I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go

Words: Mary Brown

Music: Carrie E. Rounsefell

Artist: Combined Institute choir

Arr.: Stephen P. Schank

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2002 Ensign — Music by a men’s choir from BYU-Idaho, directed by Kevin Brower and Randall Kempton, with organist Clay Christiansen: “Sing Praise to Him” (arranged by Kempton, unpublished; Hymns, no. 70); “Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee” (arranged by Dayley, published by Jackman; Hymns, no. 123); “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!” (Hymns, no. 66); “Hope of Israel” (arranged by Kasen, published by Jackman; Hymns, no. 259).

Sing Praise to Him

Words: Johann J. Schütz

Music: Bohemian Brethren’s Songbook

Artist: Men’s choir from BYU-Idaho

Arr.: Randall Kempton

Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee

Words: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Music: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Artist: Men’s choir from BYU-Idaho

Arr.: K. Newell Dayley

Rejoice, the Lord Is King! (Congregational)

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Horatio Parker

Artist: Men’s choir from BYU-Idaho

Hope of Israel

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Artist: Men’s choir from BYU-Idaho

Arr.: James C. Kasen

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2002 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop, with organists John Longhurst and Clay Christiansen: “Come, Thou Glorious Day of Promise” (Hymns, no. 50); “O Thou Kind and Gracious Father” (Hymns, no. 150); “Adam-ondi-Ahman” (Hymns, no. 49); “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah” (Hymns, no. 83); “Where Can I Turn for Peace?” (arranged by Wilberg, published by Deseret Book; Hymns, no. 129); “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise” (arranged by Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 41).

Come, Thou Glorious Day of Promise

Words: Pratt’s Collection

Music: A. C. Smyth

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

O Thou Kind and Gracious Father

Words: Charles Denney Jr.

Music: George Careless

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Adam-ondi-Ahman

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah (Congregational)

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Where Can I Turn for Peace?

Words: Emma Lou Thayne

Music: Joleen Grant Meredith

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise

Words: Edward Partridge

Music: Anon.

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2002 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, with organists Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe: “Redeemer of Israel” (arranged by Wilberg; Hymns, no. 6); “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer” (arranged by Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 26); “How Firm a Foundation” (Hymns, no. 85); “Come, Follow Me” (Hymns, no. 116); “Abide with Me; ’Tis Eventide” (arranged by Gates, published by Jackman; Hymns, no. 165).

Redeemer of Israel

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Come, Follow Me

Words: John Nicholson

Music: Samuel McBurney

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Abide with Me; ’Tis Eventide

Words: M. Lowrie Hofford

Music: Harrison Millard

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Crawford Gates