Conference Summary for the 173rd Semiannual General Conference


Saturday Morning, 4 October 2003, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder F. Melvin Hammond. Benediction: Elder H. Aldridge Gillespie. Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Richard Elliott and John Longhurst, organists: “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise,” Hymns, no. 41; “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 136; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58; “I Saw a Mighty Angel Fly,” Hymns, no. 15, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “A Child’s Prayer,” Children’s Songbook, 12–13, arr. Perry, pub. Jackman; “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” Hymns (1948), no. 70, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Afternoon, 4 October 2003, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder D. Lee Tobler. Benediction: Elder Keith K. Hilbig. Music by a single adult choir from the Utah South Area; James C. Kasen, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “Count Your Blessings,” Hymns, no. 241, arr. Kasen, pub. Jackman; “Be Thou Humble,” Hymns, no. 130; “Let Us All Press On,” Hymns, no. 243; “Come, Ye Disconsolate,” Hymns, no. 115, arr. Kasen, pub. Jackman.

Saturday Evening, 4 October 2003, Priesthood Session

Presiding and conducting: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Invocation: Elder William R. Bradford. Benediction: Elder H. Ross Workman. Music by a priesthood choir from the Provo Missionary Training Center; Douglas Brenchley, director; Clay Christiansen, organist: “Hark, All Ye Nations!” Hymns, no. 264; “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go,” Hymns, no. 270; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6; “Praise to the Man,” Hymns, no. 27, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Sunday Morning, 5 October 2003, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President James E. Faust. Invocation: Elder Angel Abrea. Benediction: Elder Keith Crockett. Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop, director; John Longhurst, organist: “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83; “Sabbath Day,” Hymns, no. 148, arr. Bradford, pub. Deseret Book; “I Feel My Savior’s Love,” Children’s Songbook, 74–75, arr. Bradford, unpublished; “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3; “My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 135; “O Divine Redeemer,” Gounod.

Sunday Afternoon, 5 October 2003, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President James E. Faust. Invocation: Elder Cree-L Kofford. Benediction: Elder Douglas L. Callister. Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts, organists: “From All That Dwell below the Skies,” Hymns, no. 90, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Lead, Kindly Light,” Hymns, no. 97, arr. Wilberg, pub. Deseret Book, accompanied by flute, oboe, harp, and organ; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85; “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need,” arr. Wilberg, unpublished, accompanied by flute, oboe, harp, and organ; “Come, Let Us Anew,” Hymns, no. 217, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, 27 September 2003, General Relief Society Meeting

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: Bonnie D. Parkin. Invocation: Judith F. Edwards. Benediction: Aileen S. Figuerres. Music by a Relief Society choir from the Temple Square mission, Family History mission, and Brigham Young University; Vicki McMurray, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “Lord, I Would Follow Thee,” Hymns, no. 220, arr. Hoffman, unpublished; “Choose That Good Part,” Ashby and Johnson, unpublished, accompanied by English horn and organ; “Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer,” Hymns, no. 103, arr. Lund, pub. Jackman; “Our Savior’s Love,” Hymns, no. 113.

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