May 1994

“Contents,” Ensign, May 1994, 2


May 1994

Volume 24 Number 5

Conference Tapes Available

Cassette tape recordings of conference sessions are available for meetinghouse libraries from all English-language distribution centers, generally within two months following conference. Recordings for the deaf (videocassettes with a signing inset) and for the visually impaired (slow-speed audiocassette tapes) are available from Special Curriculum, 50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150, United States of America.

Visiting Teaching

There are no designated visiting teaching messages printed in the May and November general conference issues of the Ensign. After prayerfully considering the needs of the sisters they visit, visiting teachers are to choose as the message for those months a general conference address by a member of the First Presidency.

General Conference Music

Saturday Morning, 2 April 1994 General Session
Music by a Relief Society choir from the Olympus Utah Region, directed by Bonnie M. Winterton, with organist Bonnie L. Goodliffe: “How Gentle God’s Commands” (Hymns, 1985, no. 314); “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer” (Hymns, 1985, no. 26); “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” (Hymns, 1985, no. 136); “Called to Serve” (Hymns, 1985, no. 249); “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee” (Hymns, 1985, no. 315).

Saturday Afternoon, 2 April 1994 General Session
Music by the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Linda S. Margetts: “Sweet Hour of Prayer” (Hymns, 1985, no. 142); “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief” (Hymns, 1985, no. 29); “Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel” (Hymns, 1985, no. 252); “The Spirit of God” (Hymns, 1985, no. 2).

Saturday Evening, 2 April 1994 Priesthood Session
Music by a Melchizedek Priesthood choir from the University Utah Region, directed by Edgar J. Thompson, with organist Richard Elliott: “See the Mighty Priesthood Gathered” (Hymns, 1985, no. 325); “Faith of Our Fathers” (Hymns, 1985, no. 84); “Oh Say, What Is Truth?” (Hymns, 1985, no. 272); “The Priesthood of Our Lord” (Hymns, 1985, no. 320).

Sunday Morning, 3 April 1994 General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Donald H. Ripplinger, with organist Clay Christiansen: “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” (Hymns, 1985, no. 69); “Lead, Kindly Light” (Hymns, 1985, no. 97); “The Heavens Resound” (Jackman Music Corp.); “Dearest Children, God Is Near You” (Hymns, 1985, no. 96); “Come, Ye Children of the Lord” (Hymns, 1985, no. 58); “Know This, That Every Soul Is Free” (Hymns, 1985, no. 240); “The Lord Be with Us” (Hymns, 1985, no. 161).

Sunday Afternoon, 3 April 1994 General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Donald H. Ripplinger, with organist John Longhurst: “Come, All Whose Souls Are Lighted” (Hymns, 1985, no. 268); “With All the Power of Heart and Tongue” (Hymns, 1985, no. 79); “Sweet Is the Work” (Hymns, 1985, no. 147); “More Holiness Give Me” (Hymns, 1985, no. 131).


On the cover: Temple Square, by Rebecca W. Hartvigsen, watercolor, 30″ x 40″, 1990. Courtesy of Richard and Jean Watts. Temple Square, by Rebecca W. Hartvigsen, shows the grounds and buildings as they appear after a spring rain. To the left is the Tabernacle. Built starting in 1863 and completed four years later, the Tabernacle is the site from which the proceedings of general conference are broadcast worldwide. In the center of the painting is the Salt Lake Temple. This house of the Lord has been in operation for 101 years. At the right is the Assembly Hall, completed in 1880. The building is host to many concerts and musical events during the year.


Inside front cover: San Diego Temple, photo by David Ricketts, 1993. Dedicated 25–30 April 1993 by President Gordon B. Hinckley, the landmark San Diego Temple serves members in southern California and parts of northwestern Mexico.


Inside back cover: Manti Temple, circa 1890, by Ed Hernandez, watercolor, 16″ x 20″, 1992. Courtesy of Dr. Lee and Helen Thurston. The Manti Temple, built of cream-colored limestone, was dedicated in 1888 by President Wilford Woodruff. President Gordon B. Hinckley rededicated the temple on 14–16 June 1985 after it was extensively remodeled. President Brigham Young stayed for a time in the limestone house in the foreground.


This issue features paintings by Harry Anderson of the life of Jesus Christ. Photos of conference were taken by Jed Clark, Welden Andersen, Phil Shurtleff, Craig Dimond, John Luke, Matthew Reier, and Maren Younce.