History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

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crown the industry and efforts of those inhabitants, there  would be a measure of the good things of life, for the  benefit of the saints, full, press down and running  over, even an hundred fold.
The disadvantages here, like all new countries,  are self evident: lack of mills and schools, together  with the natural privations and inconveniences, which  the hand of industry, and the refinement of society  with the polish of science, overcome. But all these  impediments, banish when it is recollected what the proph ets have said concerning in the last days: how the  glory of Lebanon is to come upon her, the fir tree, the pine  tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of his sanc tuary, that he may make the place of his feet glorious:  where, for brass he will bring gold, and for iron he will bring  silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron:— and  where the feast of fat things will be given to the just; yea  when the splendor of the Lord, is brought to our considera tion for the good of his people, the calculations of men and the  vain glory of the world vanishes, and we exclaim; God  will shine the perfection of beauty out of Zion.

3–7 August 1831 • Wednesday–Sunday

On the third day of Agust, <I proceeded to dedicate> the plot spot for the ,  a little west of , was dedicated in <and there were> presence <present> of  eight men, among whom were myself, , , , , and  . The 87,th Psalm was read, and the scene was  solemn and impresive. On the 4th I attended the first   in the land of Zion. It was held at the house  of brother in , in presence  of the of the . The spirit of the  Lord was there. On the 7th I attended the funeral  of sister , the wife of This  was the first death in the church in this land, and I can  say a worthy member sleeps in Jesus till the resurrection.  I also received the following
Revelation, given in Zion, August 1831.
1. Behold, blessed, saith the Lord, are they who have come up unto  this land with an eye Single to my glory, according to my  : for them that live shall inherit the earth, and [p. 139]
crown the industry and efforts of those inhabitants, there would be a measure of the good things of life, for the benefit of the saints, full, press down and running over, even an hundred fold.
The disadvantages here, like all new countries, are self evident: lack of mills and schools, together with the natural privations and inconveniences, which the hand of industry, and the refinement of society with the polish of science, overcome. But all these impediments, banish when it is recollected what the prophets have said concerning in the last days: how the glory of Lebanon is to come upon her, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of his sanctuary, that he may make the place of his feet glorious: where, for brass he will bring gold, and for iron he will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron:— and where the feast of fat things will be given to the just; yea when the splendor of the Lord, is brought to our consideration for the good of his people, the calculations of men and the vain glory of the world vanishes, and we exclaim; God will shine the perfection of beauty out of Zion.

3–7 August 1831 • Wednesday–Sunday

On the third day of Agust, I proceeded to dedicate the spot for the , a little west of , and there were present , , , , and . The 87,th Psalm was read, and the scene was solemn and impresive. On the 4th I attended the first in the land of Zion. It was held at the house of brother in , in presence of the of the . The spirit of the Lord was there. On the 7th I attended the funeral of sister , the wife of This was the first death in the church in this land, and I can say a worthy member sleeps in Jesus till the resurrection. I also received the following
Revelation, given in Zion, August 1831.
1. Behold, blessed, saith the Lord, are they who have come up unto this land with an eye Single to my glory, according to my : for them that live shall inherit the earth, and [p. 139]
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