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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 Webb, unpublished; “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5, descant arr. Webb, unpublished; “The Lord Is My Light,” Hymns, no. 89, arr.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)

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Hark, All Ye Nations!

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: Louis F. Mönch

Music: George F. Root

Arr.: Merrilee Webb

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Arr.: Merrilee Webb

The Lord Is My Light

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: James Nicholson

Music: John R. Sweney

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

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Marvin K. Gardner

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

Faith of Our Fathers

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Frederick W. Faber

Music: Henri F. Hemy; James G. Walton

Arr.: John Longhurst

Come unto Him

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Theodore E. Curtis

Music: Hugh W. Dougall

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Where Can I Turn for Peace?

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Emma Lou Thayne

Music: Joleen Grant Meredith

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

I Believe in Christ

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Bruce R. McConkie

Music: John Longhurst

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

Artist: Young Women choir

Words: Tracy Y. Cannon

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon

Arr.: Andrew Unsworth

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

Artist: Young Women choir

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond

Arr.: James C. Kasen

Come, Come, Ye Saints (Congregational)

Artist: Young Women choir

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee

Artist: Young Women choir

Words: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Music: Lorin F. Wheelwright

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

Artist: Father-and-son choir

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Brings

Artist: Father-and-son choir

Words: Mary Ann Morton

Music: Alfred M. Durham

Arr.: Ronald Staheli

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Artist: Father-and-son choir

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

We Ever Pray for Thee

Artist: Father-and-son choir

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Henry A. Tuckett

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

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

O Thou Kind and Gracious Father

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Charles Denney Jr.

Music: George Careless

A Child’s Prayer

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

Arr.: Janice Kapp Perry

I Am a Child of God (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

God So Loved the World

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: John Stainer

Music: John Stainer

How Firm a Foundation

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

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

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: George Gill

Music: Joseph G. Fones

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Our Prayer to Thee

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Solo: Scott Miller

Words: Russell M. Nelson

Music: Joseph Parry

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

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

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Sing We Now at Parting

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Arr.: Mack Wilberg