November 1999

“Contents,” Ensign, Nov. 1999, 2–3


November 1999

Volume 29 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 Web site: 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, 2 October 1999, General Session
Music by combined institute choirs from Salt Lake, Orem, and Ephraim, directed by Douglas Brenchley, with organist Bonnie Goodliffe: “Glory to God on High” (arr. Manookin, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 67); “Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee” (arr. Dayley, published by Sonos; Hymns, no. 123); “Thy Holy House” (Perry, unpublished); “High on the Mountain Top” (Hymns, no. 5); “Our Savior’s Love” (Hymns, no. 113); “Lord, I Would Follow Thee” (arr. Beebe, published by Larice; Hymns, no. 220).

Saturday Afternoon, 2 October 1999, General Session
Music by the Lehi Primary Choir, directed by Beverly Wilson, with organist Linda S. Margetts: “Faith” (Children’s Songbook, 96); medley of “I Will Be Valiant” (Children’s Songbook, 162), “Nephi’s Courage” (Children’s Songbook, 120), “The Church of Jesus Christ” (Children’s Songbook, 77); “Let Us All Press On” (Hymns, no. 243); “Come, Follow Me” (Hymns, no. 116); “I Feel My Savior’s Love” (Children’s Songbook, 74).

Saturday Evening, 2 October 1999, Priesthood Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir/BYU Combined Men’s Choir, directed by Barlow Bradford and Ronald Staheli, with organist John Longhurst: “I Love the Lord” (Tanner, arr. Staheli, unpublished); “Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Brings” (arr. Staheli, unpublished; Hymns, no. 14); “Now Let Us Rejoice” (Hymns, no. 3); “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” (arr. Bradford, unpublished; Hymns, no. 136).

Sunday Morning, 3 October 1999, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Craig Jessop, with organist Richard Elliott: “Hail to the Brightness of Zion’s Glad Morning!” (Hymns, no. 42); “Sabbath Day” (Hymns, no. 148); “Did You Think to Pray?” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 140); “Thanks for the Sabbath School” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 278); “Redeemer of Israel” (Hymns, no. 6); “Take Time to Be Holy” (Longstaff, arr. Longhurst, published by Jackman); “Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire” (Hymns, no. 145).

Sunday Afternoon, 3 October 1999, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Mack Wilberg, with organist Clay Christiansen: “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 83); “Lead, Kindly Light” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 97); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, no. 19); “Abide with Me!” (arr. Ripplinger, published by Jackman; Hymns, no. 166).


On the covers: Front and back: “That Ye May Know,” by Gary L. Kapp, oil on canvas, 48″ x 72″, 1995. Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. David Larsen.


Inside front: Downham, England, by Frank Magleby, oil on gesso panel, 30″ x 40″, 1996. Courtesy of Holly Foutz. In the late 1830s Elder Heber C. Kimball of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Joseph Fielding experienced great success preaching the gospel in the villages of Downham and Chatburn, both located near Preston, England. During his final visit, Elder Kimball was joined by children who, with arms linked, sang the songs of Zion as they walked a distance with him. Overcome with emotion, Elder Kimball left the road several times to bathe his eyes in the stream.


Inside back: “He Anointed the Eyes of the Blind Man,” by Walter Rane, oil on paper, 34″ x 20″, 1999. Courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art.


Photos of conference were taken by Craig Dimond, John Luke, Welden C. Andersen, Matt Reier, Heather Leary, Tamra Ratieta, Shelli Livingston, Lana Leishman, Don Thorpe, Robert Casey, and Bryant Livingston.