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April 2005 General Conference Music

Apr 2–3, 2005

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 2, 2005, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 2, 2005, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 3, 2005, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 3, 2005, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Young Women Meeting
Saturday, Mar 26, 2005, 6:00 PM

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Apr 2, 2005, 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. John Longhurst, Clay Christiansen, Richard Elliott, and Linda Margetts were the organists.

A combined choir from the Ogden and Logan Utah Institutes provided music for the Saturday afternoon session. Jonathan G. Woodstock, Jerald F. Simon, and Brent T. Cottle directed the choir, and Bonnie Goodliffe was the organist.

A priesthood choir from from Brigham Young University provided music for the priesthood session. Ronald J. Staheli 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 2005 Conference Report booklet


General Young Women Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2005 Ensign — Music by a Young Women Choir from stakes in Spanish Fork and Salem, Utah; Kristi Frei, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “Come, Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 9, arr. Unsworth, unpublished; “An Angel from on High,” Hymns, no. 13, arr. Margetts, unpublished; “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer,” Hymns, no. 26, arr. Kasen, pub. Jackman; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19, arr. Goates, unpublished; “As Zion’s Youth in Latter Days,” Hymns, no. 256.

Come, Rejoice

Words: Tracy Y. Cannon

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon

Artist: Young Women choir

Arr.: Andrew Unsworth

Video Presentation

Artist: Young Women choir

Video Presentation

Artist: Young Women choir

An Angel from on High

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: John E. Tullidge

Artist: Young Women choir

Arr.: Linda Margetts

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond

Artist: Young Women choir

Arr.: James C. Kasen

We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Young Women choir

Arr.: Rachel Mecham Goates

As Zion’s Youth in Latter Days

Words: Susan Evans McCloud

Music: Irish melody

Artist: Young Women choir

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2005 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Richard Elliott and John Longhurst, organists: “Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice,” Hymns, no. 21; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son,” Hymns, no. 187, arr. Kasen, unpublished; “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58; “Teach Me to Walk in the Light,” Hymns, no. 304; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice

Words: Joseph S. Murdock; Bruce R. McConkie

Music: Joseph J. Daynes

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Redeemer of Israel

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son

Words: Edward P. Kimball

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: James C. Kasen

Come, Ye Children of the Lord (Congregational)

Words: James H. Wallis

Music: Spanish melody

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Teach Me to Walk in the Light

Words: Clara W. McMaster

Music: Clara W. McMaster

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

How Firm a Foundation

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2005 Ensign — Music by a combined choir from the Ogden and Logan Utah Institutes of Religion; Jonathan G. Woodstock, Jerald F. Simon, and Brent T. Cottle, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “I Need Thee Every Hour,” Hymns, no. 98, arr. Simon, unpublished; “As I Search the Holy Scriptures,” Hymns, no. 277; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19; “Come, Come, Ye Saints,” Hymns, no. 30, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

I Need Thee Every Hour

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

Artist: Combined Institute choir

Arr.: Jerald F. Simon

As I Search the Holy Scriptures

Words: C. Marianne Johnson Fisher

Music: C. Marianne Johnson Fisher

Artist: Combined Institute choir

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Combined Institute choir

Come, Come, Ye Saints

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

Artist: Combined Institute choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2005 Ensign — Music by a priesthood choir from Brigham Young University; Ronald J. Staheli, director; Clay Christiansen, organist: “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83, arr. Hall, unpublished; “An Angel from on High,” Hymns, no. 328; “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5; “More Holiness Give Me,” Hymns, no. 131, arr. Staheli, pub. Jackman.

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Artist: Priesthood choir from BYU

Arr.: Rosalind Hall

An Angel from on High

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: John E. Tullidge

Artist: Priesthood choir from BYU

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Priesthood choir from BYU

More Holiness Give Me

Words: Philip Paul Bliss

Music: Philip Paul Bliss

Artist: Priesthood choir from BYU

Arr.: Ronald Staheli

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2005 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; John Longhurst and Clay Christiansen, organists: “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3; “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer,” Hymns, no. 26, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “What Was Witnessed in the Heavens?” Hymns, no. 11; “Sweet Is the Work,” Hymns, no. 147; “We Ever Pray for Thee,” Hymns, no. 23, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Praise to the Man,” Hymns, no. 27, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Now Let Us Rejoice

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

What Was Witnessed in the Heavens?

Words: John S. Davis

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sweet Is the Work (Congregational)

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John J. McClellan

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

We Ever Pray for Thee

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Henry A. Tuckett

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

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2005 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Linda Margetts, organist: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” Hymns, no. 72, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Where Can I Turn for Peace?” Hymns, no. 129, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Do What Is Right,” Hymns, no. 237; “Sing We Now at Parting,” Hymns, no. 156, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Words: Joachim Neander

Music: Stralsund Gesangbuch

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Where Can I Turn for Peace?

Words: Emma Lou Thayne

Music: Joleen Grant Meredith

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Do What Is Right (Congregational)

Words: Anon.

Music: George Kaillmark

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sing We Now at Parting

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg