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October 2008 General Conference Music

Oct 4–5, 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, Oct 4, 2008, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Oct 4, 2008, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Oct 5, 2008, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Oct 5, 2008, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Relief Society Meeting
Saturday, Sep 27, 2008, 6:00 PM

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Oct 4, 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 and Ed Thompson directed the choir. Clay Christiansen, Andrew Unsworth, Bonnie Goodliffe, and Linda Margetts were the organists.

A Primary choir from Kaysville and Fruit Heights, Utah, provided music for the Saturday afternoon session. Colleen Paddock directed the choir, and Linda Margetts was the organist.

A priesthood choir from the Provo Missionary Training Center provided the music for the priesthood session. Douglas Brenchley conducted 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 Clay Christiansen, Andrew Unsworth, Linda Margetts, and Bonnie Goodliffe.


From the October 2008 Conference Report booklet


General Relief Society Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2008 Ensign — Music by a Relief Society choir from Alpine and Highland, Utah; Merrilee Webb, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “Come, O Thou King of Kings,” Hymns, no. 59, arr. Ipson, unpublished; “Lord, I Would Follow Thee,” Hymns, no. 220, arr. Webb, unpublished; “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3; “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!” Hymns, no. 66, arr. Kasen, unpublished.

Come, O Thou King of Kings

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

Arr.: Douglas L. Ipson

Lord, I Would Follow Thee

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: Susan Evans McCloud

Music: K. Newell Dayley

Arr.: Merrilee Webb

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Rejoice, the Lord Is King!

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Horatio Parker

Arr.: James C. Kasen

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2008 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ed Thompson, directors; Clay Christiansen and Andrew Unsworth, organists: “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6, arr. Wilberg, pub. Hinshaw; “Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee,” Hymns, no. 123; “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58; “Do What Is Right,” Hymns, no. 237, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “O Thou Kind and Gracious Father,” Hymns, no. 150; “I Need Thee Every Hour,” Hymns, no. 98, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

High on the Mountain Top

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Redeemer of Israel

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Music: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Come, Ye Children of the Lord (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: James H. Wallis

Music: Spanish melody

Do What Is Right

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Anon.

Music: George Kaillmark

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

O Thou Kind and Gracious Father

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Charles Denney Jr.

Music: George Careless

I Need Thee Every Hour

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2008 Ensign — Music by a Primary choir from Kaysville and Fruit Heights, Utah; Colleen Paddock, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “I Am a Child of God,” Children’s Songbook, 2–3, arr. Wolford/Margetts, unpublished; “The Light Divine,” Hymns, no. 305; “Teach Me to Walk in the Light,” Hymns, no. 304; “I Love to See the Temple,” Children’s Songbook, 95; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19, arr. Watkins, unpublished.

I Am a Child of God

Artist: Primary choir

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

Arr.: Darwin Wolford; Linda Margetts

The Light Divine

Artist: Primary choir

Words: Matilda Watts Cahoon

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

Teach Me to Walk in the Light (Congregational)

Artist: Primary choir

Words: Clara W. McMaster

Music: Clara W. McMaster

I Love to See the Temple

Artist: Primary choir

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet

Artist: Primary choir

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Arr.: Vanja Y. Watkins

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2008 Ensign — Music by a priesthood choir from the Provo Missionary Training Center; Douglas Brenchley, director; Clay Christiansen, organist: “Called to Serve,” Hymns, no. 249, arr. Boothe, pub. New Vision Music; “Lord, I Would Follow Thee,” Hymns, no. 220, arr. Dayley, pub. Jackman; “Praise to the Man,” Hymns, no. 27; “Hark, All Ye Nations!” Hymns, no. 264, arr. Ipson, unpublished.

Called to Serve

Artist: Priesthood choir from the Provo MTC

Words: Elsie Duncan Yale

Music: Adam Geibel

Arr.: Ross Boothe

Lord, I Would Follow Thee

Artist: Priesthood choir from the Provo MTC

Words: Susan Evans McCloud

Music: K. Newell Dayley

Arr.: K. Newell Dayley

Praise to the Man (Congregational)

Artist: Priesthood choir from the Provo MTC

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Hark, All Ye Nations!

Artist: Priesthood choir from the Provo MTC

Words: Louis F. Mönch

Music: George F. Root

Arr.: Douglas L. Ipson

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2008 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg, director; Andrew Unsworth and Clay Christiansen, organists: “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3; “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 136; “Oh, What Songs of the Heart,” Hymns, no. 286, arr. Wilberg, pub. Jackman; “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!” Hymns, no. 66; “I Feel My Savior’s Love,” Children’s Songbook, 74–75, arr. Cardon, unpublished; “The Morning Breaks,” Hymns, no. 1, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Now Let Us Rejoice

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Oh, What Songs of the Heart

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Rejoice, the Lord Is King! (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Horatio Parker

I Feel My Savior’s Love

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Ralph Rodgers Jr.; K. Newell Dayley; Laurie A. Huffman

Music: K. Newell Dayley

Arr.: Sam Cardon

The Morning Breaks

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2008 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ed Thompson, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts, organists: “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83, arr. Wilberg, pub. Jackman; “Faith in Every Footstep,” K. Newell Dayley, arr. Dayley, pub. Jackman; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85; “We Ever Pray for Thee,” Hymns, no. 23, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Faith in Every Footstep

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: K. Newell Dayley

Music: K. Newell Dayley

Arr.: K. Newell Dayley

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

We Ever Pray for Thee

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Henry A. Tuckett

Arr.: Mack Wilberg