Letter from John Whitmer, 29 July 1833

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By his almighty power
Sustains all things from week to week
From day to day, from hour to hour
Praise ye the Lord ye saints in Zion
Praise his glorious name
Our God shall triumph over all his foes
Our enemies shall all be put to shame
And God be praised for all his mighty power
Exalt the wastes of Zion sing for joy ye saints
Let praise your earthly powers employ
Arise, awake, put thy strength and sing
The everlasting praises of your King
Till earth & heaven in Halelujahs ring.
The towers of Zion soon shall rise
If the Lord will yet speak to  his children, it may be well to inquire  every matter concerning the destruction of  the , and what is to be  done in future, and also concerning  the , and what is to be done in  future: I know from the experience  I have had that it is a good thing to  have our faith thoroughly tried.
must and will be pure.  Health prevails among the disciples.
N.B. Early on Monday morning  we received letters from  containing all the patterns &c postages $1,50  by wt, which in single letters would  have been but $1,00— We also recd  a [letter] dated Walnut farm” from . Our anxiety will be so great that I  say : write the first mail after you arrive at , whether the  tidings be favorable or not. Every one that is a saint or nearly so, in the  Timber speaks in tongues, says he can speak in all the  tongues on earth, we shall probably begin to worship here in tongues tomorrow  if the Lord wills, that is excepting we 6— It is a solemn day with us  and I remain.
Joseph Smith Jr
Geauga Co, Ohio [p. 56]
By his almighty power
Sustains all things from week to week
From day to day, from hour to hour
Praise ye the Lord ye saints in Zion
Praise his glorious name
Our God shall triumph over all his foes
Our enemies shall all be put to shame
And God be praised for all his mighty power
Exalt the wastes of Zion sing for joy ye saints
Let praise your earthly powers employ
Arise, awake, put thy strength and sing
The everlasting praises of your King
Till earth & heaven in Halelujahs ring.
The towers of Zion soon shall rise
If the Lord will yet speak to his children, it may be well to inquire every matter concerning the destruction of the , and what is to be done in future, and also concerning the , and what is to be done in future: I know from the experience I have had that it is a good thing to have our faith thoroughly tried.
must and will be pure. Health prevails among the disciples.
N.B. Early on Monday morning we received letters from containing all the patterns &c postages $1,50 by wt, which in single letters would have been but $1,00— We also recd a [letter] dated Walnut farm” from . Our anxiety will be so great that I say : write the first mail after you arrive at , whether the tidings be favorable or not. Every one that is a saint or nearly so, in the Timber speaks in tongues, says he can speak in all the tongues on earth, we shall probably begin to worship here in tongues tomorrow if the Lord wills, that is excepting we 6— It is a solemn day with us and I remain.
Joseph Smith Jr
Geauga Co, Ohio [p. 56]
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