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April 2008 General Conference Music

Apr 5–6, 2008

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 5, 2008, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 5, 2008, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 6, 2008, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 6, 2008, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Young Women Meeting
Saturday, Mar 29, 2008, 6:00 PM

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Apr 5, 2008, 6:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

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

A combined choir from Brigham Young University provided music for the Saturday afternoon session. Ronald Staheli and Rosalind Hall directed the choir, and Bonnie Goodliffe was the organist.

A priesthood choir from the Logan and Ogden institutes provided music for the priesthood session. J. Nyles Salmond, Lynn Hopkins, and Jerald F. Simon directed the choir, and Andrew Unsworth was the organist.

Throughout the conference sessions, prelude, postlude, and interlude music and accompaniments on the organ were played by Clay Christiansen, Richard Elliott, Andrew Unsworth, Linda Margetts, and Bonnie Goodliffe.


From the April 2008 Conference Report booklet


General Young Women Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2008 Ensign — Music by a Young Women choir from Cache Valley in the Utah North Area; Merrilee Webb, director; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” Hymns, no. 72, arr. Webb, unpublished; “I’m Trying to Be like Jesus,” Children’s Songbook, 78–79, arr. Christofferson, unpublished (flute: Helen McGarr); “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85, arr. Kasen, pub. Jackman; “Press Forward, Saints,” Hymns, no. 81, descant arr. Webb, unpublished.

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Words: Joachim Neander

Music: Stralsund Gesangbuch

Artist: Young Women choir

Arr.: Merrilee Webb

I’m Trying to Be like Jesus

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

Artist: Young Women choir

Accomp.: Helen McGarr (flute)

Arr.: Lynne Perry Christofferson

Video Presentation

Artist: Young Women choir

How Firm a Foundation

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Artist: Young Women choir

Arr.: James C. Kasen

Press Forward, Saints (Congregational)

Words: Marvin K. Gardner

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

Artist: Young Women choir

Arr.: Merrilee Webb

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2008 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg, director; Clay Christiansen and Richard Elliott, organists: “How Wondrous and Great,” Hymns, no. 267; “Lead, Kindly Light,” Hymns, no. 97, arr. Wilberg, pub. Deseret Book; “Praise to the Man,” Hymns, no. 27, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19; “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go,” Hymns, no. 270, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Come, Follow Me,” Hymns, no. 116, arr. Manookin, pub. Sonos.

How Wondrous and Great

Words: Henry U. Onderdonk

Music: Joseph Martin Kraus

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Lead, Kindly Light

Words: John Henry Newman

Music: John B. Dykes

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

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go

Words: Mary Brown

Music: Carrie E. Rounsefell

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Come, Follow Me

Words: John Nicholson

Music: Samuel McBurney

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2008 Ensign — Music by a combined choir from Brigham Young University; Ronald Staheli and Rosalind Hall, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “The Morning Breaks,” Hymns, no. 1, arr. Staheli, unpublished; “Lean on My Ample Arm,” Hymns, no. 120; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6; “Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me,” Hymns, no. 104, arr. Manookin, pub. Sonos.

The Morning Breaks

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Arr.: Ronald Staheli

Lean on My Ample Arm

Words: Theodore E. Curtis

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me

Words: Edward Hopper

Music: John Edgar Gould

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2008 Ensign — Music by a priesthood choir from the Logan and Ogden institutes; J. Nyles Salmond, Lynn Hopkins, and Jerald F. Simon, directors; Andrew Unsworth, organist: “Rise Up, O Men of God,” Hymns (1948), no. 332; “An Angel from on High,” Hymns, no. 328, arr. Unsworth, unpublished; “Ye Elders of Israel,” Hymns, no. 319; “Know This, That Every Soul Is Free,” Hymns, no. 240, arr. Unsworth, unpublished.

Rise Up, O Men of God

Words: William Pierson Merrill

Music: Frank W. Asper

Artist: Priesthood Institute choir

An Angel from on High

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: John E. Tullidge

Artist: Priesthood Institute choir

Arr.: Andrew Unsworth

Ye Elders of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Cyrus H. Wheelock

Music: Thomas H. Bayly

Artist: Priesthood Institute choir

Know This, That Every Soul Is Free

Words: Anon.; Sally Swey

Music: Roger L. Miller

Artist: Priesthood Institute choir

Arr.: Andrew Unsworth

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2008 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg, director; Richard Elliott and Andrew Unsworth, organists: “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!” Hymns, no. 66; “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer,” Hymns, no. 26; “He Sent His Son,” Children’s Songbook, 34–35, arr. Hofheins, unpublished; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85; “If You Could Hie to Kolob,” Hymns (1948), no. 257, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Rejoice, the Lord Is King!

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Horatio Parker

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

He Sent His Son

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Michael F. Moody

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Nathan Hofheins

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

If You Could Hie to Kolob

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Joseph J. Daynes

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

High on the Mountain Top

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2008 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg, director; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “For the Beauty of the Earth,” Hymns, no. 92, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Called to Serve,” Hymns, no. 249, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83; “God Bless Our Prophet Dear,” Hymns, no. 24, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

For the Beauty of the Earth

Words: Folliott S. Pierpoint

Music: Conrad Kocher

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Called to Serve

Words: Elsie Duncan Yale

Music: Adam Geibel

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah (Congregational)

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

God Bless Our Prophet Dear

Words: Bernard Snow

Music: Harry A. Dean

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg