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“Contents,” Ensign, May 1996, 3


May 1996

Volume 26 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, 6 April 1996, General Session
Music by the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Linda S. Margetts: “Hark, All Ye Nations!” (Hymns, no. 264); “O My Father” (Hymns, no. 292); “Come, Follow Me” (Hymns, no. 116); “How Firm a Foundation” (Hymns, no. 85); “High on the Mountain Top” (Hymns, no. 5); “I Need Thee Every Hour” (Hymns, no. 98).

Saturday Afternoon, 6 April 1996, General Session
Music by combined choirs from Ricks College, directed by Kevin Brower, with organist Bonnie L. Goodliffe: “The Morning Breaks” (Hymns, no. 1); “I Stand All Amazed” (arr. Wolford, Hymns, no. 193); “Come, Ye Children of the Lord” (Hymns, no. 58); “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee” (Hymns, no. 141); “Our Father, by Whose Name” (arr. Wolford, pub. by Jackman Music, Hymns, no. 296).

Saturday Evening, 6 April 1996, Priesthood Session
Music by the Brigham Young University Combined Men’s Choir, directed by Mack J. Wilberg and Ronald J. Staheli, with organist Clay Christiansen: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (arr. Wilberg, Hymns, no. 72); “Lead, Kindly Light” (arr. Wilberg, Hymns, no. 97); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, no. 19); “More Holiness Give Me” (arr. Staheli, Hymns, no. 131).

Sunday Morning, 7 April 1996, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Craig Jessop, with organist John Longhurst: “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” (Hymns, no. 200); “Thy Holy Word” (Hymns, no. 279); “He Died! The Great Redeemer Died” (Hymns, no. 192); “That Easter Morn” (arr. Cundick and Longhurst, pub. by Sonos, Hymns, no. 198); “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer” (Hymns, no. 26); “Each Life That Touches Ours for Good” (arr. Ripplinger, pub. by Sonos, Hymns, no. 293).

Sunday Afternoon, 7 April 1996, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Craig Jessop, with organist Richard Elliott: “He Is Risen!” (Hymns, no. 199); “How Great the Wisdom and the Love” (Hymns, no. 195); “Praise to the Man” (Hymns, no. 27); “Go Forth with Faith” (Hymns, no. 263).

On the cover: Salt Lake Temple View, by Larry Winborg, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″, 1995.

Inside front cover: The City of David, by Al Rounds, watercolor on paper, 24″ x 32″, 1994. Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sager. The “City of David,” the name given to the sloping ridge extending south of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, was a Jebusite city captured by King David about 1000 B.C. Solomon annexed the northern area to the city for the temple, shown here crowning Jerusalem’s skyline. The temple stood for about 400 years until it was destroyed when Nebuchadnezzar conquered the kingdom of Judah.

Inside back cover: Ammon and King Lamoni, by Scott M. Snow, pastel on sandpaper, 18″ x 24″, 1982.

Photos of conference were taken by Jed Clark, Welden Andersen, Craig Dimond, John Luke, Maren Mecham, Matthew Reier, Tamra Hamblin, Don Thorpe, Bryant Livingston, and Steve Schroeder.

This issue features photographs of Latter-day Saint families throughout the world and celebrates the international scope of the Church, highlighting that as of 25 February 1996 the majority of members now live outside the United States.