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April 2004 General Conference Music

Apr 3–4, 2004

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, 2004, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 3, 2004, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 4, 2004, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 4, 2004, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Young Women Meeting
Saturday, Mar 27, 2004

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Apr 3, 2004, 6:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

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

Music for the Saturday afternoon session was provided by a Relief Society choir from stakes in Salt Lake. Vanja Watkins directed the choir, and Bonnie Goodliffe was the organist.

Music for the priesthood session was provided by a priesthood choir from the Orem and Salt Lake institutes. Douglas Brenchley, Don Keaton, and Ryan Eggett 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 April 2004 Conference Report booklet


General Young Women Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2004 Ensign — Music by a Young Women choir from stakes in Sandy, Utah; Marie Monson, director; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “The Light Divine,” Hymns, no. 305; “A Child’s Prayer,” Children’s Songbook, 12–13, arr. Perry, pub. Jackman; “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer,” Hymns, no. 26, arr. Kasen, unpublished; “True to the Faith,” Hymns, no. 254, arr. Bastian, unpublished.

The Light Divine

Words: Matilda Watts Cahoon

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

Artist: Young Women choir

A Child’s Prayer

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

Artist: Young Women choir

Arr.: Janice Kapp Perry

Video Presentation

Artist: Young Women choir

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond

Artist: Young Women choir

Arr.: James C. Kasen

True to the Faith

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Young Women choir

Arr.: Bastian

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2004 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Clay Christiansen, organist: “Press Forward, Saints,” Hymns, no. 81; “For the Beauty of the Earth,” Hymns, no. 92; “My Heavenly Father Loves Me,” Children’s Songbook, 228–29; “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3; “We Are Sowing,” Hymns, no. 216, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Come, Come, Ye Saints,” Hymns, no. 30, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Press Forward, Saints

Words: Marvin K. Gardner

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

For the Beauty of the Earth

Words: Folliott S. Pierpoint

Music: Conrad Kocher

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

My Heavenly Father Loves Me

Words: Clara W. McMaster

Music: Clara W. McMaster

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

We Are Sowing

Words: Anon.

Music: Henry A. Tuckett

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Come, Come, Ye Saints

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2004 Ensign — Music by a Relief Society choir from stakes in Salt Lake City; Vanja Y. Watkins, director; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “Dearest Children, God Is Near You,” Hymns, no. 96, arr. Watkins, unpublished; “The Lord Is My Shepherd,” Hymns, no. 108, arr. Yorgason, unpublished; “Let Us All Press On,” Hymns, no. 243; “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58; “Go Forth with Faith,” Hymns, no. 263.

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

Words: Charles L. Walker

Music: John Menzies Macfarlane

Artist: Relief Society choir

Arr.: Vanja Y. Watkins

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

Artist: Relief Society choir

Arr.: Brent Yorgason

Let Us All Press On (Congregational)

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Relief Society choir

Come, Ye Children of the Lord

Words: James H. Wallis

Music: Spanish melody

Artist: Relief Society choir

Go Forth with Faith

Words: Ruth Muir Gardner

Music: Lyall J. Gardner

Artist: Relief Society choir

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2004 Ensign — Music by a priesthood choir from Orem and Salt Lake institutes; Douglas Brenchley, Don Keaton, and Ryan Eggett, directors; John Longhurst and Clay Christiansen, organists: “Praise the Lord with Heart and Voice,” Hymns, no. 73, arr. Beebe, pub. Larice; “Beautiful Savior,” Children’s Songbook, 62–63; “Praise to the Man,” Hymns, no. 27; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Praise the Lord with Heart and Voice

Words: Tracy Y. Cannon

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon

Artist: Priesthood Institute choir

Arr.: Larry R. Beebe

Beautiful Savior

Words: Anon.

Music: Silesian folk song

Artist: Priesthood Institute choir

Praise to the Man (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Artist: Priesthood Institute choir

Redeemer of Israel

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Priesthood Institute choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2004 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Richard Elliott, organist: “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85; “There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today,” Hymns, no. 227, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “How Lovely Are the Messengers,” Mendelssohn, pub. Jackman; “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83; “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 136, arr. Wilberg, unpublished (soloist: Liriel Domiciano); “Faith in Every Footstep,” Dayley, pub. Jackman.

How Firm a Foundation

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

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

How Lovely Are the Messengers

Words: Felix Mendelssohn

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah (Congregational)

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Solo: Liriel Domiciano

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Faith in Every Footstep

Words: K. Newell Dayley

Music: K. Newell Dayley

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2004 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise,” Hymns, no. 41, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Oh, What Songs of the Heart,” Hymns, no. 286, arr. Wilberg, pub. Deseret Book (flutists: Jeannine Goeckeritz, Tiffany McCleary, Jennifer Gremillion, and Lisa Smith; harpist: Tamara Oswald); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19; “Lord, I Would Follow Thee,” Hymns, no. 220; “God Be with You Till We Meet Again,” Hymns, no. 152.

Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise

Words: Edward Partridge

Music: Anon.

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Oh, What Songs of the Heart

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Accomp.: Jeannine Goeckeritz (flute); Tiffany McCleary (flute); Jennifer Gremillion (flute); Lisa Smith (flute); Tamara Oswald (harp)

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Lord, I Would Follow Thee

Words: Susan Evans McCloud

Music: K. Newell Dayley

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

God Be with You Till We Meet Again

Words: Jeremiah E. Rankin

Music: William G. Tomer

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir