Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
Page [171]
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The place of Adams first abode
While in the presence of his God
Before the mountains rais’d their heads
Or the small dust of balance weigh’d
 
With God he saw his race began
And from him emanated man
And with him did in glory dwell
Before there was an earth or hell
 
From age to age whate’er took place
was present then before his face
And to the latest years of man
Was plain before him heav’ns plan
 
His eyes with wonder did behold
Eternal glories yet untold
And glorious things of latter time
Which angels have to tell to men [p. [171]]
The place of Adams first abode
While in the presence of his God
Before the mountains rais’d their heads
Or the small dust of balance weigh’d
 
With God he saw his race began
And from him emanated man
And with him did in glory dwell
Before there was an earth or hell
 
From age to age whate’er took place
was present then before his face
And to the latest years of man
Was plain before him heav’ns plan
 
His eyes with wonder did behold
Eternal glories yet untold
And glorious things of latter time
Which angels have to tell to men [p. [171]]
Page [171]