May 1995

“Contents,” Ensign, May 1995, 2–3


May 1995

Volume 25 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, 1 April 1995, General Session
Music by the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Linda S. Margetts: “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” (Hymns, 1985, no. 200); “The Lord Is My Shepherd” (Hymns, 1985, no. 108); “Sweet Is the Work” (Hymns, 1985, no. 147); “Do What Is Right” (Hymns, 1985, no. 237); “Hark, All Ye Nations!” (Hymns, 1985, no. 264); “More Holiness Give Me” (Hymns, 1985, no. 131).

Saturday Afternoon, 1 April 1995, General Session
Music by an Aaronic Priesthood choir from the Springville Utah Region, directed by James Kasen, with organist Clay Christiansen: “As Zion’s Youth in Latter Days” (arr. Kasen, pub. by Jackman Music, Hymns, 1985, no. 256); “Hope of Israel” (arr. Kasen, Hymns, 1985, no. 259); “Come, Come, Ye Saints” (Hymns, 1985, no. 30); “We Ever Pray for Thee” (arr. Kasen, Hymns, 1985, no. 23).

Saturday Evening, 1 April 1995, Priesthood Session
Music by a combined institute men’s choir from the Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake University, and Orem institutes, directed by Duane Huff, with organist John Longhurst: “Lo, the Mighty God Appearing!” (arr. Morgan, Hymns, 1985, no. 55); “Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy” (Hymns, 1985, no. 335); “High on the Mountain Top” (Hymns, 1985, no. 333); “Where Can I Turn for Peace?” (arr. Morgan, Hymns, 1985, no. 129).

Sunday Morning, 2 April 1995, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley, with organist Richard Elliott: “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah” (Hymns, 1985, no. 83); “Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee” (Hymns, 1985, no. 123); “Come unto Him” (Hymns, 1985, no. 114); “Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer” (arr. Manookin, pub. by Sonos, Hymns, 1985, no. 103); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, 1985, no. 19); “I Know My Father Lives” (Hymns, 1985, no. 302); “Our Savior’s Love” (Hymns, 1985, no. 113).

Sunday Afternoon, 2 April 1995, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Donald H. Ripplinger, with organist John Longhurst: “Come, Thou Glorious Day of Promise” (Hymns, 1985, no. 50); “Faith of Our Fathers” (Hymns, 1985, no. 84); “Now Let Us Rejoice” (Hymns, 1985, no. 3); “God Bless Our Prophet Dear” (Hymns, 1985, no. 24).


On the cover: Front photo by Jed Clark; back photo by John Luke.


Inside front cover: Nauvoo, Illinois, Mid-1840s, by Dan Thornton, oil on canvas, 24″ x 36″, 1994. Courtesy of Marty Robbins. The Nauvoo Temple and the surrounding area shown as they may have appeared in the mid-1840s. This work is painted from the limited photographic references available. After the Saints left Nauvoo to go west, the Nauvoo Temple was destroyed by arson in 1848. The walls were later toppled by a tornado.


Inside back cover: Noah’s Ark—Before the Great Flood, by Brad Aldridge, oil on panel, 60″ x 84″, 1994. Courtesy of Repartee Gallery. This painting, a triptych, illustrates the Lord’s words to Noah: “Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark. … And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh. … But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. … Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he” (see Gen. 6:5–22).


Photos of conference were taken by Jed Clark, Welden Andersen, Craig Dimond, John Luke, Maren Younce, Don Thorpe, and Tamra Hamblin.