Conference Summary for the 175th Annual General Conference


Saturday Morning, April 2, 2005, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President James E. Faust. Invocation: Elder Earl C. Tingey. Benediction: Elder Robert K. Dellenbach. Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Richard Elliott and John Longhurst, organists: “Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice,” Hymns, no. 21; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son,” Hymns, no. 187, arr. Kasen, unpublished; “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58; “Teach Me to Walk in the Light,” Hymns, no. 304; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Afternoon, April 2, 2005, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder John M. Madsen. Benediction: Elder W. Rolfe Kerr. Music by a combined choir from the Ogden and Logan Utah Institutes of Religion; Jonathan G. Woodstock, Jerald F. Simon, and Brent T. Cottle, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “I Need Thee Every Hour,” Hymns, no. 98, arr. Simon, unpublished; “As I Search the Holy Scriptures,” Hymns, no. 277; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19; “Come, Come, Ye Saints,” Hymns, no. 30, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, April 2, 2005, Priesthood Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder D. Todd Christofferson. Benediction: Elder Francisco J. Viñas. Music by a priesthood choir from Brigham Young University; Ronald J. Staheli, director; Clay Christiansen, organist: “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83, arr. Hall, unpublished; “An Angel from on High,” Hymns, no. 328; “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5; “More Holiness Give Me,” Hymns, no. 131, arr. Staheli, pub. Jackman.

Sunday Morning, April 3, 2005, General Session

Presiding and conducting: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Invocation: Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi. Benediction: Elder Shirley D. Christensen. Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; John Longhurst and Clay Christiansen, organists: “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3; “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer,” Hymns, no. 26, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “What Was Witnessed in the Heavens?” Hymns, no. 11; “Sweet Is the Work,” Hymns, no. 147; “We Ever Pray for Thee,” Hymns, no. 23, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Praise to the Man,” Hymns, no. 27, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Sunday Afternoon, April 3, 2005, General Session

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: President Thomas S. Monson. Invocation: Elder Carlos H. Amado. Benediction: Elder William W. Parmley. Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Linda Margetts, organist: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” Hymns, no. 72, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Where Can I Turn for Peace?” Hymns, no. 129, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Do What Is Right,” Hymns, no. 237; “Sing We Now at Parting,” Hymns, no. 156, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, March 26, 2005, General Young Women Meeting

Presiding: President Gordon B. Hinckley. Conducting: Susan W. Tanner. Invocation: Amy Engebretsen. Benediction: Ann M. Dibb. Music by a Young Women Choir from stakes in Spanish Fork and Salem, Utah; Kristi Frei, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “Come, Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 9, arr. Unsworth, unpublished; “An Angel from on High,” Hymns, no. 13, arr. Margetts, unpublished; “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer,” Hymns, no. 26, arr. Kasen, pub. Jackman; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19, arr. Goates, unpublished; “As Zion’s Youth in Latter Days,” Hymns, no. 256.

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