Conference Summary for the 174th Semiannual General Conference


Saturday Morning, 2 October 2004, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder Keith Crockett. Benediction: Elder D. Rex Gerratt. Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; John Longhurst and Clay Christiansen, organists: “Rejoice, the Lord Is King,” Hymns, no. 66; “The Morning Breaks,” Hymns, no. 1, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Each Life That Touches Ours for Good,” Hymns, no. 293, arr. Cundick, pub. Jackman; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19; “Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel,” Hymns, no. 252, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Come, Let Us Anew,” Hymns, no. 217, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Afternoon, 2 October 2004, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder Stephen A. West. Benediction: Elder Gordon T. Watts. Music by a Primary choir from stakes in West Jordan, Utah; Jane Knudsen Poulsen, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “Beautiful Savior,” Children’s Songbook, 62; medley, arr. Margetts, unpublished (“Jesus Once Was a Little Child,” Children’s Songbook, 55; “I Think When I Read That Sweet Story,” Children’s Songbook, 56; “I Feel My Savior’s Love,” Children’s Songbook, 74); “Come, Come, Ye Saints,” Hymns, no. 30; medley, arr. Margetts, unpublished (“My Heavenly Father Loves Me,” Children’s Songbook, 228; “I Will Follow God’s Plan,” Children’s Songbook, 164).

Saturday Evening, 2 October 2004, Priesthood Session

Presiding and conducting: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Invocation: Bishop Keith B. McMullin. Benediction: Elder Merrill C. Oaks. Music by men of the Tabernacle Choir, joined by members of the Orchestra at Temple Square; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Richard Elliott and John Longhurst, organists: “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “I Need Thee Every Hour,” Hymns, no. 98, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Praise to the Man,” Hymns, no. 27; “The Spirit of God,” Hymns, no. 2, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Sunday Morning, 3 October 2004, General Session

Presiding and conducting: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Invocation: Elder E. Ray Bateman. Benediction: Elder Spencer V. Jones. Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Clay Christiansen and Richard Elliott, organists: “Glory to God on High,” Hymns, no. 67; “The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare,” Hymns, no. 109, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Love Is Spoken Here,” Children’s Songbook, 190; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6; “Still, Still with Thee,” Stowe and Shelley; “Come, Ye Thankful People,” Hymns, no. 94, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Sunday Afternoon, 3 October 2004, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder Val R. Christensen. Benediction: Elder Quentin L. Cook. Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts, organists: “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Adam-ondi-Ahman,” Hymns, no. 49, arr. Wilberg, unpublished (flute: Jeannine Goeckeritz; oboe: Mika Brunson; harp: Tamara Oswald); “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3; “God Be with You Till We Meet Again,” Hymns, no. 152, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, 25 September 2004, General Relief Society Meeting

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: Bonnie D. Parkin. Invocation: Heidi S. Swinton. Benediction: Connie D. Cannon. Music by women of the Tabernacle Choir, joined by their daughters, members of the Orchestra at Temple Square, and former choir members; Rebecca Wilberg, director; Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts, organists: “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise,” Hymns, no. 41, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today,” Hymns, no. 227, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Consider the Lilies,” Hoffman, arr. Lyon, pub. Jackman; “As Sisters in Zion,” Hymns, no. 309; “Sing Praise to Him,” Hymns, no. 70, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

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