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October 2007 General Conference Music

Oct 6–7, 2007

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 6, 2007, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Oct 6, 2007, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Oct 7, 2007, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Oct 7, 2007, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Relief Society Meeting
Saturday, Sep 29, 2007, 6:00 PM

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Oct 6, 2007, 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 Andrew Unsworth were the organists.

A Young Women choir from stakes in Mapleton and Springville, Utah, provided music for the Saturday afternoon session. Manu Harris directed the choir, and Linda Margetts was the organist.

A father-and-son choir from stakes in Centerville, Bountiful, and West Bountiful, Utah, provided music for the priesthood session. Stephen P. Shank 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, Andrew Unsworth, and Linda Margetts.


From the October 2007 Conference Report booklet


General Relief Society Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2007 Ensign — Music by a Relief Society choir from stakes in South Jordan, Utah; Merrilee Webb, director; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6; “Hark, All Ye Nations!” Hymns, no. 264, arr. Webb, unpublished; “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5, descant arr. Webb, unpublished; “The Lord Is My Light,” Hymns, no. 89, arr. Kasen, pub. Jackman.

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Relief Society choir

Hark, All Ye Nations!

Words: Louis F. Mönch

Music: George F. Root

Artist: Relief Society choir

Arr.: Merrilee Webb

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Relief Society choir

Arr.: Merrilee Webb

The Lord Is My Light

Words: James Nicholson

Music: John R. Sweney

Artist: Relief Society choir

Arr.: James C. Kasen

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2007 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; John Longhurst, organist: “Press Forward, Saints,” Hymns, no. 81; “Faith of our Fathers,” Hymns, no. 84, arr. Longhurst, pub. Sonos; “Come unto Him,” Hymns, no. 114; “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3; “Where Can I Turn for Peace?” Hymns, no. 129, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “I Believe in Christ,” Hymns, no. 134, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Press Forward, Saints

Words: Marvin K. Gardner

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Faith of Our Fathers

Words: Frederick W. Faber

Music: Henri F. Hemy; James G. Walton

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: John Longhurst

Come unto Him

Words: Theodore E. Curtis

Music: Hugh W. Dougall

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

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

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 2007 Ensign — Music by a Young Women choir from stakes in Mapleton and Springville, Utah; Manu Harris, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “Come, Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 9, arr. Unsworth, unpublished; “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer,” Hymns, no. 26, arr. Kasen, pub. Jackman; “Come, Come, Ye Saints,” Hymns, no. 30; “Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee,” Hymns, no. 123, arr. Dalton, pub. Plum.

Come, Rejoice

Words: Tracy Y. Cannon

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon

Artist: Young Women choir

Arr.: Andrew Unsworth

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond

Artist: Young Women choir

Arr.: James C. Kasen

Come, Come, Ye Saints (Congregational)

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

Artist: Young Women choir

Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee

Words: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Music: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Artist: Young Women choir

Arr.: Amy Dalton

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2007 Ensign — Music by a father-and-son choir from stakes in Centerville, Bountiful, and West Bountiful, Utah; Stephen P. Schank, director; Richard Elliott, organist: “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6; “Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Brings,” Hymns, no. 14, arr. Staheli, unpublished; “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5; “We Ever Pray for Thee,” Hymns, no. 23, arr. Kasen, unpublished.

Redeemer of Israel

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Father-and-son choir

Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Brings

Words: Mary Ann Morton

Music: Alfred M. Durham

Artist: Father-and-son choir

Arr.: Ronald Staheli

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Father-and-son choir

We Ever Pray for Thee

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Henry A. Tuckett

Artist: Father-and-son choir

Arr.: James C. Kasen

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2007 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Clay Christiansen and Andrew Unsworth, organists: “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83; “O Thou Kind and Gracious Father,” Hymns, no. 150; “A Child’s Prayer,” Children’s Songbook, 12, arr. Perry, pub. Jackman; “I Am a Child of God,” Hymns, no. 301; “God So Loved the World,” The Choirbook, 28, pub. IRI; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

O Thou Kind and Gracious Father

Words: Charles Denney Jr.

Music: George Careless

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

A Child’s Prayer

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Janice Kapp Perry

I Am a Child of God (Congregational)

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

God So Loved the World

Words: John Stainer

Music: John Stainer

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

How Firm a Foundation

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2007 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Andrew Unsworth and Richard Elliott, organists: “Beautiful Zion, Built Above,” Hymns, no. 44, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Our Prayer to Thee,” Parry, text by Russell M. Nelson, arr. Wilberg, unpublished (soloist: Scott Miller); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19; “Sing We Now at Parting,” Hymns, no. 156, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Beautiful Zion, Built Above

Words: George Gill

Music: Joseph G. Fones

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Our Prayer to Thee

Words: Russell M. Nelson

Music: Joseph Parry

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Solo: Scott Miller

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

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