November 1998

“Contents,” Ensign, Nov. 1998, 2–3


November 1998

Volume 28 Number 11

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 84150-3200, 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, 3 October 1998, General Session
Music by the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Bonnie Goodliffe: “I Need Thee Every Hour” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 98); “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 136); “Sweet Hour of Prayer” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 142); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, no. 19); “Beautiful Savior” (arr. Cornwall, published by LDS Church, Children’s Songbook, 62); “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” (Hymns, no. 102); “Hark, All Ye Nations!” (arr. Christiansen and Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 264).

Saturday Afternoon, 3 October 1998, General Session
Music by the Murray Young Women Choir, directed by Vicki L. Belnap, with organist Linda S. Margetts: “I Stand All Amazed” (arr. Whipple, Seale, and Gates, unpublished; Hymns, no. 193); “I’ll Serve the Lord While I Am Young” (arr. Margetts, unpublished; The Children Sing [1951], 45); “Now Let Us Rejoice” (Hymns, no. 3); “Sweet Is the Work” (Hymns, no. 147); medley of “Love Is Spoken Here” (Children’s Songbook, 190) and “Love at Home” (Hymns, no. 294), arr. Whipple, Seale, Belnap, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, 3 October 1998, Priesthood Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir/Mormon Youth Chorus Combined Men’s Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Robert C. Bowden, with organist Richard Elliott: “Come, O Thou King of Kings” (arr. Bradshaw, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 59); “Awake, My Sons, Awake” (Johnson, published by Pioneer Music Press); “Ye Elders of Israel” (Hymns, no. 319); “The Lord Is My Shepherd” (arr. Dayley, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 108).

Sunday Morning, 4 October 1998, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop, with organist Clay Christiansen: “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah” (Hymns, no. 83); “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise” (Hymns, no. 41); “This Is the Christ” (Faust/Moody, arr. Wolford, published by Sonos); “My Redeemer Lives” (Hymns, no. 135); “How Firm a Foundation” (Hymns, no. 85); “A Child’s Prayer” (arr. Perry, unpublished; Children’s Songbook, 12); “O Thou Kind and Gracious Father” (Hymns, no. 150).

Sunday Afternoon, 4 October 1998, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley, with organist John Longhurst: “Redeemer of Israel” (arr. Ripplinger, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 6); “Called to Serve” (arr. Lyon, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 249); “I Am a Child of God” (Hymns, no. 301); “How Gentle God’s Commands” (Hymns, no. 125); “Let My Heart Be Pure” (Bradshaw, published by Sonos); “Lord, I Would Follow Thee” (Hymns, no. 220).


On the cover: “That Ye Do Always Remember Me,” by Gary L. Kapp, oil on canvas, 36″ x 48″, 1998. Courtesy of David Larsen.


Inside front cover: City Creek Winter on North Temple, by Al Rounds, watercolor, 4′8″ x 3′4″, 1995. This early 1900s scene of North Temple Street in Salt Lake City, looking west, shows the north branch of City Creek, which flowed from a canyon northeast of the city. The Salt Lake Temple, dedicated in 1893, is shown in the background.


Inside back cover: Tree of Life, by Jaime T. Mendame, oil on canvas, 24″ x 36″, 1996.


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