History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
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my church for my soul delighteth in the song of the heart yea the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads wherefore lift up thy heart and rejoice and cleave unto the covenant which thou hast made
4 Continue in the spirit of meekness and beware of pride. Let thy soul delight in thy husband and the glory which shall come upon thee him. Keep my commandments continually and a crown of righteousness thou shalt receive. And except thou do this where I am thou canst not come
And verily verily I say unto you that this is my voice unto all Amen
During the same month the following revelation was given to Joseph Smith Jr. and
1 Behold I say unto you that you shall let your time be devoted to the studying of the scriptures and to preaching and to confirming the Church at and to performing your labors on the land such as is required until I after you shall go to the west to hold the next conference and then it shall be made known what you shall do.
And all things shall be done by common consent in the Church by much prayer and faith Amen
After we had received the above revelation I commenced arranging and copying the revelations which had been given us in which I was assisted by who now resided with me. Whilst thus engaged I received a letter from who had returned to ’s which caused me much pain and anxiety. I can only give my readers an extract of the contents as the letter is now lost. He wrote to inform me that he [p. 85]
my church for my soul delighteth in the song of the heart yea the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads wherefore lift up thy heart and rejoice and cleave unto the covenant which thou hast made
4 Continue in the spirit of meekness and beware of pride. Let thy soul delight in thy husband and the glory which shall come upon him. Keep my commandments continually and a crown of righteousness thou shalt receive. And except thou do this where I am thou canst not come
And verily verily I say unto you that this is my voice unto all Amen
During the same month the following revelation was given to Joseph Smith Jr. and
1 Behold I say unto you that you shall let your time be devoted to the studying of the scriptures and to preaching and to confirming the Church at and to performing your labors on the land such as is required until after you shall go to the west to hold the next conference and then it shall be made known what you shall do.
And all things shall be done by common consent in the Church by much prayer and faith Amen
After we had received the above revelation I commenced arranging and copying the revelations which had been given us in which I was assisted by who now resided with me. Whilst thus engaged I received a letter from who had returned to ’s which caused me much pain and anxiety. I can only give my readers an extract of the contents as the letter is now lost. He wrote to inform me that he [p. 85]
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