May 1999

“Contents,” Ensign, May 1999, 2–3


May 1999

Volume 29 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 84150-3200, United States of America.

Conference Talks on Internet

To access general conference talks on the Internet, visit www.lds.org and look under Member Resources.

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 April 1999, General Session
Music by the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Linda Margetts: “The Morning Breaks” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 1); “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 102); “O My Father” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 292); “Come, Come, Ye Saints” (Hymns, no. 30); “The Lord Is My Shepherd” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 108); “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” (arr. Bowden, unpublished; Hymns, no. 200).

Saturday Afternoon, 3 April 1999, General Session
Music by the Ricks College Combined Choir, directed by Kevin Brower and Clyde Luke, with organist Bonnie Goodliffe: “Hark, All Ye Nations!” (Hymns, no. 264); “O Love That Glorifies the Son” (Hymns, no. 295); “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!” (Hymns, no. 66); “Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Brings” (Hymns, no. 14); medley of “From Homes of Saints Glad Songs Arise” (Hymns, no. 297) and “Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth” (Hymns, no. 298).

Saturday Evening, 3 April 1999, Priesthood Session
Music by the Brigham Young University Combined Men’s Choir, directed by Mack Wilberg and Ronald Staheli, with organist Clay Christiansen: “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 83); “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” (arr. Staheli, unpublished; Hymns, no. 136); “Redeemer of Israel” (Hymns, no. 6); “The Spirit of God” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 2).

Sunday Morning, 4 April 1999, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley, with organist John Longhurst: “He Is Risen!” (Hymns, no. 199); “With Humble Heart” (Hymns, no. 171); “When Saints Unite to Sing God’s Praise” (Perry, published by Perry); “He Died! The Great Redeemer Died” (Hymns, no. 192); “Jesus, Once of Humble Birth” (Hymns, no. 196); “Our Savior’s Love” (arr. Cundick, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 113); “Where Can I Turn for Peace?” (Hymns, no. 129).

Sunday Afternoon, 4 April 1999, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop, with organist Richard Elliott: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 72); “Love One Another” (arr. Bradford, unpublished; Hymns, no. 308); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, no. 19); “Come, Follow Me” (arr. Manookin, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 116).


On the covers: Front: Lost Lamb, by Del Parson, oil on canvas, 40″ x 30″, 1998.


Inside front: The Well of Life, by Robert T. Barrett, oil on panel, 24″ x 34″, 1996.


Inside back: Zion’s Camp, by Judith Mehr, oil on board, 30″ x 48″, 1995. Courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art. In mid-June 1834 at Fishing River in Clay County, Missouri, mobbers were dispersed by a fierce storm that arose unexpectedly. Earlier, having received a premonition that mobs were preparing to attack, the Prophet Joseph Smith had prayed for the safety of Zion’s Camp and received assurance of the Lord’s protection. Because of the intensity of the storm, members of Zion’s Camp left their tents and sought shelter in a nearby Baptist meetinghouse (background).


Photos of conference were taken by Jed A. Clark, John D. Luke, Matthew T. Reier, Allexis Duce, Tamra Hamblin, Bryant Livingston, Don O. Thorpe, Robert Casey, and Shelli Livingston.