History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<January 20>That Gift, however fools decide deride,
Is worthy of her Royal care;
She’d better lay her crown aside
Than spurn the light reflected there.
 
O would she now her influence bend—
The influence of royalty,
Messiah’s kingdom to extend,
And Zion’s “nursing mother” be;
 
Thus with the glory of her name
Inscrib’d on Zion’s lofty spire,
She’d win the wreath of endless fame,
To last when other wreaths expire.
 
Though over millions call’d to reign—
Herself a powerful nation’s boast;
T’would be her everlasting gain
To serve the king, the Lord of hosts.
 
For there are crowns and thrones on high,
And kingdoms there, to be conferr’d—
There honors wait that never die;
There fame’s immortal trump is heard. [HC 6:182]
 
Truth echoes— ’tis Jehovah’s word;
Let kings and Queens and Princes hear,
In distant isles the sound is heard;
Ye heav’ns rejoice! O earth, give ear!
 
The time, the time is now at hand
To give a glorious period birth;
The son of God, will take command
And rule the nations of the earth.
Jany. 20. 1844.”
21 January 1844 • Sunday
<21> Sunday 21. Preached at the South East corner of the —— to several thousand people, although the weather was somewhat unpleasant. My subject was the sealing of the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers. The following synopsis was reported by Elder :—
“When I consider the surrounding circumstances in which I am placed this day, standing in the open air with weak lungs, and somewhat out of health, I feel that I must have the prayers and faith of my brethren that God may strengthen me, and pour out his special blessings upon me, if you get much from me this day. There are many people assembled [p. 1865]
January 20That Gift, however fools deride,
Is worthy of her Royal care;
She’d better lay her crown aside
Than spurn the light reflected there.
 
O would she now her influence bend—
The influence of royalty,
Messiah’s kingdom to extend,
And Zion’s “nursing mother” be;
 
Thus with the glory of her name
Inscrib’d on Zion’s lofty spire,
She’d win the wreath of endless fame,
To last when other wreaths expire.
 
Though over millions call’d to reign—
Herself a powerful nation’s boast;
T’would be her everlasting gain
To serve the king, the Lord of hosts.
 
For there are crowns and thrones on high,
And kingdoms there, to be conferr’d—
There honors wait that never die;
There fame’s immortal trump is heard. [HC 6:182]
 
Truth echoes— ’tis Jehovah’s word;
Let kings and Queens and Princes hear,
In distant isles the sound is heard;
Ye heav’ns rejoice! O earth, give ear!
 
The time, the time is now at hand
To give a glorious period birth;
The son of God, will take command
And rule the nations of the earth.
Jany. 20. 1844.”
21 January 1844 • Sunday
21 Sunday 21. Preached at the South East corner of the —— to several thousand people, although the weather was somewhat unpleasant. My subject was the sealing of the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers. The following synopsis was reported by Elder :—
“When I consider the surrounding circumstances in which I am placed this day, standing in the open air with weak lungs, and somewhat out of health, I feel that I must have the prayers and faith of my brethren that God may strengthen me, and pour out his special blessings upon me, if you get much from me this day. There are many people assembled [p. 1865]
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