Conference Summary for the 174th Annual General Conference


Saturday Morning, 3 April 2004, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President James E. Faust. Invocation: Elder Ronald A. Rasband. Benediction: Elder Wayne S. Peterson. Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Clay Christiansen, organist: “Press Forward, Saints,” Hymns, no. 81; “For the Beauty of the Earth,” Hymns, no. 92; “My Heavenly Father Loves Me,” Children’s Songbook, 228–29; “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3; “We Are Sowing,” Hymns, no. 216, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Come, Come, Ye Saints,” Hymns, no. 30, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Afternoon, 3 April 2004, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President James E. Faust. Invocation: Elder L. Whitney Clayton. Benediction: Elder Steven E. Snow. Music by a Relief Society choir from stakes in Salt Lake City; Vanja Y. Watkins, director; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “Dearest Children, God Is Near You,” Hymns, no. 96, arr. Watkins, unpublished; “The Lord Is My Shepherd,” Hymns, no. 108, arr. Yorgason, unpublished; “Let Us All Press On,” Hymns, no. 243; “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58; “Go Forth with Faith,” Hymns, no. 263.

Saturday Evening, 3 April 2004, Priesthood Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President James E. Faust. Invocation: Elder Christoffel Golden Jr. Benediction: Elder Craig C. Christensen. Music by a priesthood choir from Orem and Salt Lake institutes; Douglas Brenchley, Don Keaton, and Ryan Eggett, directors; John Longhurst and Clay Christiansen, organists: “Praise the Lord with Heart and Voice,” Hymns, no. 73, arr. Beebe, pub. Larice; “Beautiful Savior,” Children’s Songbook, 62–63; “Praise to the Man,” Hymns, no. 27; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Sunday Morning, 4 April 2004, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder Walter F. González. Benediction: Elder James M. Dunn. Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Richard Elliott, organist: “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85; “There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today,” Hymns, no. 227, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “How Lovely Are the Messengers,” Mendelssohn, pub. Jackman; “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83; “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 136, arr. Wilberg, unpublished (soloist: Liriel Domiciano); “Faith in Every Footstep,” Dayley, pub. Jackman.

Sunday Afternoon, 4 April 2004, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder Robert F. Orton. Benediction: Elder Daryl H. Garn. Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise,” Hymns, no. 41, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Oh, What Songs of the Heart,” Hymns, no. 286, arr. Wilberg, pub. Deseret Book (flutists: Jeannine Goeckeritz, Tiffany McCleary, Jennifer Gremillion, and Lisa Smith; harpist: Tamara Oswald); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19; “Lord, I Would Follow Thee,” Hymns, no. 220; “God Be with You Till We Meet Again,” Hymns, no. 152.

Saturday Evening, 27 March 2004, General Young Women Meeting

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: Susan W. Tanner. Invocation: Selu Fotu. Benediction: Carly Runia. Music by a Young Women choir from stakes in Sandy, Utah; Marie Monson, director; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “The Light Divine,” Hymns, no. 305; “A Child’s Prayer,” Children’s Songbook, 12–13, arr. Perry, pub. Jackman; “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer,” Hymns, no. 26, arr. Kasen, unpublished; “True to the Faith,” Hymns, no. 254, arr. Bastian, unpublished.

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