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October 2002 General Conference Music

Oct 5–6, 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, Oct 5, 2002, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Oct 5, 2002, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Oct 6, 2002, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Oct 6, 2002, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Relief Society Meeting
Saturday, Sep 28, 2002

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Oct 5, 2002, 6:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

The Tabernacle Choir provided the musicfortheSaturdaymorning,Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon sessions. Craig Jessop, Mack Wilberg, and Barlow Bradford directed the choir. Clay Christiansen, Richard Elliott, Linda Margetts, and Bonnie Goodliffe were the organists.

A family choir from stakes in the Salt Lake Hunter Area provided music for the Saturday afternoon session. Jared L. Dunn directed the choir, and Linda Margetts was the organist.

An Aaronic Priesthood choir from stakes in Provo, Utah, provided music for the priesthood session. Andrew Crane directed the choir, and John Longhurst 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 October 2002 Conference Report booklet


General Relief Society Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2002 Ensign — Music by a Relief Society choir from stakes in Salt Lake City and Rose Park, Utah; Manu Harris, director; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “Press Forward, Saints,” Hymns, no. 81, arranged by Watkins, unpublished; “May I Serve Thee,” by Robinson, published by TSR Music; “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go,” Hymns, no. 270, arranged by Dalton, published by Plum; “The Spirit of God,” Hymns, no. 2.

Press Forward, Saints

Words: Marvin K. Gardner

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

Artist: Relief Society choir

Arr.: Vanja Y. Watkins

Here Am I; Send Me

Artist: Relief Society choir

May I Serve Thee

Words: Tammy Simister Robinson

Music: Tammy Simister Robinson

Artist: Relief Society choir

I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go

Words: Mary Brown

Music: Carrie E. Rounsefell

Artist: Relief Society choir

Arr.: Amy Dalton

The Spirit of God

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

Artist: Relief Society choir

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2002 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Clay Christiansen, organist: “Press Forward, Saints,” Hymns, no. 81; “Secret Prayer,” Hymns, no. 144, arranged by Kasen, published by Jackman; “I’m Trying to Be like Jesus,” Children’s Songbook, 78–79; “Come, O Thou King of Kings,” Hymns, no. 59; “There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today,” Hymns, no. 227, arranged by Wilberg, unpublished; “I Believe in Christ,” Hymns, no. 134, arranged by Wilberg, published by Jackman.

Press Forward, Saints

Words: Marvin K. Gardner

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Secret Prayer

Words: Hans Henry Petersen

Music: Hans Henry Petersen

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: James C. Kasen

I’m Trying to Be like Jesus

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Come, O Thou King of Kings (Congregational)

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today

Words: Eliza E. Hewitt

Music: John R. Sweney

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

I Believe in Christ

Words: Bruce R. McConkie

Music: John Longhurst

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2002 Ensign — Music by a family choir from stakes in Hunter (Salt Lake City), Utah; Jared L. Dunn, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “Glorious Things Are Sung of Zion,” Hymns, no. 48; “Come Along, Come Along,” Hymns, no. 244, arranged by Dalton, published by Plum; “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!” Hymns, no. 66; “Oh, What Songs of the Heart,” Hymns, no. 286, arranged by Wilberg, published by Deseret Book.

Glorious Things Are Sung of Zion

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Dutch melody

Artist: Family choir

Come Along, Come Along

Words: William Willes

Music: A. C. Smyth

Artist: Family choir

Arr.: Amy Dalton

Rejoice, the Lord Is King! (Congregational)

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Horatio Parker

Artist: Family choir

Oh, What Songs of the Heart

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Artist: Family choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2002 Ensign — Music by an Aaronic Priesthood choir from stakes in Provo, Utah; Andrew Crane, director; John Longhurst, organist: “Come, All Ye Sons of God,” Hymns, no. 322; “O Thou Rock of Our Salvation,” Hymns, no. 258, arranged by Kasen, published by Jackman; “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83; “We’ll Bring the World His Truth,” Children’s Songbook, 172–73, arranged by Murphy, unpublished.

Come, All Ye Sons of God

Words: Thomas Davenport

Music: Orson Pratt Huish

Artist: Aaronic Priesthood choir

O Thou Rock of Our Salvation

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Artist: Aaronic Priesthood choir

Arr.: James C. Kasen

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah (Congregational)

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Artist: Aaronic Priesthood choir

We’ll Bring the World His Truth

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

Artist: Aaronic Priesthood choir

Arr.: Ryan Murphy

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2002 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop, director; Richard Elliott, organist: “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6; “As the Dew from Heaven Distilling,” Hymns, no. 149; “Beautiful Zion, Built Above,” Hymns, no. 44; “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85; “Come, Come, Ye Saints,” Hymns, no. 30, arranged by Wilberg, unpublished.

Redeemer of Israel

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

As the Dew from Heaven Distilling

Words: Thomas Kelly

Music: Joseph J. Daynes

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Beautiful Zion, Built Above

Words: George Gill

Music: Joseph G. Fones

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

How Firm a Foundation

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Come, Come, Ye Saints

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2002 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Barlow Bradford, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts, organists: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” Hymns, no. 72, arranged by Wilberg, unpublished; “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief,” Hymns, no. 29, arranged by Bradford, published by Nature Sings (vocal: John Prather; flute: Jeanine Goeckeritz; harp: Tamara Oswald); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19; “We Ever Pray for Thee,” Hymns, no. 23, arranged by Wilberg, unpublished.

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Words: Joachim Neander

Music: Stralsund Gesangbuch

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

Words: James Montgomery

Music: George Coles

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Solo: John Prather

Accomp.: Jeannine Goeckeritz (flute); Tamara Oswald (harp)

Arr.: Barlow Bradford

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

We Ever Pray for Thee

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Henry A. Tuckett

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg