April 1977 General Conference Music

Apr 2–3, 1977

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, 1977, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 2, 1977, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 3, 1977, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 3, 1977, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

Welfare Services Session
Saturday, Apr 2, 1977, 7:00 AM

General Priesthood Meeting
Saturday, Apr 2, 1977, 7:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

The Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir furnished the choral numbers for the Saturday morning, Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon session of the Conference with Jerold D. Ottley and Donald H. Ripplinger conducting.

The Mormon Youth Chorus under the direction of Robert C. Bowden sang at the Saturday afternoon session.

At the General Priesthood Meeting on Saturday evening, a combined Choir of male voices from the Mormon Youth Chorus and the Tabernacle Choir furnished the music, directed by Donald H. Ripplinger and Robert C. Bowden.

Prelude, postiude, and interlude music, and accompaniments on the Tabernacle organ throughout the conference sessions were played by Alexander Schreiner, Robert Cundick, and Roy M. Darley, Tabernacle Organists.


From the April 1977 Conference Report booklet


Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online

Let the Mountains Shout for Joy

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Come, Rejoice

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Tracy Y. Cannon

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon

For the Beauty of the Earth

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Folliott S. Pierpoint

Music: Conrad Kocher

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Edward Partridge

Music: Anon.

Hope of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

I Believe in Christ

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Bruce R. McConkie

Music: John Longhurst

Softly Beams the Sacred Dawning

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Of the Father’s Love Begotten

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Aurelius Prudentius

Music: Unknown

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online

Sweet is the Work

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John J. McClellan Jr.

Last Words of David

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Randall Thompson

Music: Randall Thompson

Come, O Thou King of Kings (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

I Need Thee Every Hour

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

General Priesthood Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online

Praise to the Man

Artist: Men of the Tabernacle Choir; Men of the Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Now We Are Ambassadors

Artist: Men of the Tabernacle Choir; Men of the Mormon Youth Chorus

Israel, Israel, God Is Calling (Congregational)

Artist: Men of the Tabernacle Choir; Men of the Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Richard Smyth

Music: Charles C. Converse

Oh Say, What Is Truth?

Artist: Men of the Tabernacle Choir; Men of the Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: John Jaques

Music: Ellen Knowles Melling

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online

Hail to the Brightness of Zion’s Glad Morning

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Thomas Hastings

Music: Edwin F. Parry

O Lord, I Would Hear Thy Word

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Merrill Bradshaw

Music: Merrill Bradshaw

Come, Sing to the Lord

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Gerrit de Jong Jr.

Music: Gerrit de Jong Jr.

As the Dew from Heaven Distilling

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Thomas Kelly

Music: Joseph J. Daynes

Lo, My Shepherd Is Divine

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Franz Joseph Haydn

Music: Franz Joseph Haydn

The Lord’s Prayer

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Congregational)

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Build Thee More Stately Mansions

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Evan Stephens

Hosannah Anthem

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online

How Beautiful Upon the Mountains

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Lead Me By Thy Light

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

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

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Edward Hopper

Music: John Edgar Gould