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“Contents,” Ensign, May 1998, 2–3


May 1998

Volume 28 Number 5

Conference Tapes Available

Cassette tape recordings of conference sessions are available for meeable 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 84150-3200, United States of America.

Conference Talks on Internet

To access general conference talks on the Internet, visit the Church’s official website: www.lds.org

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 that would meet the needs of the sisters.

General Conference Music

Saturday Morning, 4 April 1998, General Session
Music by the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Linda Margetts: “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 200); “Our Savior’s Love” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 113); “Come unto Jesus” (Hymns, no. 117); “Come, Come, Ye Saints” (Hymns, no. 30); “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 102); “How Gentle God’s Commands” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 125).

Saturday Afternoon, 4 April 1998, General Session
Music by the Brigham Young University Combined Choirs, directed by Mack Wilberg and Ron Staheli, with organist Bonnie Goodliffe: “All Creatures of Our God and King” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 62); “The Lord Is My Shepherd” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 108); “I Need Thee Every Hour” (Hymns, no. 98); “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee” (arr. Staheli, published by Jackman; Hymns, no. 141).

Saturday Evening, 4 April 1998, Priesthood Session
Music by returned missionaries from Northern and Central Utah Institutes, directed by Douglas Brenchley, with organist John Longhurst: “Redeemer of Israel” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 6); “Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd” (arr. Beebe, published by Larice; Hymns, no. 221); “High on the Mountain Top” (Hymns, no. 5); “Beautiful Savior” (arr. Cornwall; Children’s Songbook, 62).

Sunday Morning, 5 April 1998, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Craig Jessop, with organist Richard Elliott: “Come, Thou Glorious Day of Promise” (Hymns, no. 50); “Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee” (Hymns, no. 123); “For I Am Called by Thy Name” (Gates, published by Sonos); “How Great the Wisdom and the Love” (arr. Jessop, unpublished; Hymns, no. 195); “I Stand All Amazed” (Hymns, no. 193); “Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer” (arr. Manookin, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 103); “Sweet Is the Work” (Hymns, no. 147).

Sunday Afternoon, 5 April 1998, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Craig Jessop, with organist Clay Christiansen: “God Speed the Right” (Hymns, no. 106); “O Divine Redeemer” (Gounod); “Come, O Thou King of Kings” (Hymns, no. 59); “Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Brings” (Hymns, no. 14).

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On the cover: Lost No More © 1997, by Greg K. Olsen, oil on linen, 40″ x 30″. Courtesy of the artist and Mill Pond Press, Inc.

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Inside front cover: South Temple, 1894, by Al Rounds, watercolor on paper, 34″ x 45″, 1990. Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. James Boud. This painting of Salt Lake City’s South Temple Street depicts the street’s layout as it would have appeared in 1894. Of the four historic structures shown—Salt Lake Temple, Lion House, Beehive House, and Eagle Gate—the temple was the last to be completed and was dedicated in 1893. These landmarks are all still in place today, though Eagle Gate was widened in 1963.

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Inside back cover: The Aaronic Priesthood Restoration Site, by Frank Magleby, oil on gesso panel, 30″ x 40″, 1995. This painting portrays a present-day scene along the banks of the Susquehanna River near Harmony, Pennsylvania, where the Aaronic Priesthood was restored to the Prophet Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery on 15 May 1829. Regarding this event, the Prophet explained that John the Baptist “confer[red] the Priesthood of Aaron, which holds the keys of the ministering of angels, and of the gospel of repentance, and of baptism by immersion for the remission of sins” (JS—H 1:69).

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Photos of conference were taken by Jed Clark, Craig Dimond, Welden C. Andersen, John Luke, Matt Reier, Tamra Hamblin, Allexis Duce, Don Thorpe, Bryant Livingston, and Robert Casey.