History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the worship of God, but not one except this, on the face <​March 27.​> of the whole earth, that was built by divine revelation, and were it not for this, the dear Redeemer might in this day of science, this day of inteligence, this day of religion, say to those who would follow him. the foxes have holes. the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. [HC 2:415]
After closing his discourse, he called upon the several quorums, commencing with the presidency, to manifest by rising up their willingness to acknowledge me as a <​Joseph acknowledged Seer, and Revelator.​> prophet and Seer. and uphold me, as such, by their prayers of faith. All the quorums in their turn cheerfully complied with this request. He then called upon all the congregation of saints, also, to give their assent by rising on their feet, which they did unanimously. The following hymn was then sung. Tune: Hosanna.
“Now let us rejoice in the day in salvation.
No longer as strangers on earth need we roam,” &c.
After an intermission of 20 minutes, during which [HC 2:416] time the congregation kept their seats, the services of the day were resumed by singing Adam-Ondi-Ahman.
“This earth was once a garden place,
With all her glories common;” &c.
I then made a short address, and called upon the several quorums, and all the congregation of saints to acknowledge the Presidency as prophets, and seers, and uphold them by their prayers. They all covenanted to do so by rising.
I then called upon the quorums and congregations of saints to acknowledge the Twelve Apostles, who were present, as prophets and Seers, <​Revelators​> and special witnesses to all the nations of the earth, holding the keys of the kingdom, to unlock it or cause it to be done among them, and uphold them by their prayers, which they assented to by rising. [HC 2:417]
I next called upon the quorums and congregation of Saints, to acknowledge the presidents of the Seventies, who act as their representatives, as Apostles and special witnesses to the nations, to assist the Twelve in opening the gospel Kingdom among all people, and to uphold them by their prayers, which they did by rising.
I then called upon the quorums and congregation of saints to acknowledge the High Council of , in all the authorities of the Melchisedek priesthood, and uphold them by their prayers, which they assented to, by rising.
I then called upon the quorums and congregations of saints to acknowledge and uphold them by their prayers, the Bishops of and Zion and their counsellers, in all the authority of the Aaronic Priesthood, which they did, by rising. [p. 716]
the worship of God, but not one except this, on the face March 27. of the whole earth, that was built by divine revelation, and were it not for this, the dear Redeemer might in this day of science, this day of inteligence, this day of religion, say to those who would follow him. the foxes have holes. the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. [HC 2:415]
After closing his discourse, he called upon the several quorums, commencing with the presidency, to manifest by rising up their willingness to acknowledge me as a Joseph acknowledged Seer, and Revelator. prophet and Seer. and uphold me, as such, by their prayers of faith. All the quorums in their turn cheerfully complied with this request. He then called upon all the congregation of saints, also, to give their assent by rising on their feet, which they did unanimously. The following hymn was then sung. Tune: Hosanna.
“Now let us rejoice in the day in salvation.
No longer as strangers on earth need we roam,” &c.
After an intermission of 20 minutes, during which [HC 2:416] time the congregation kept their seats, the services of the day were resumed by singing Adam-Ondi-Ahman.
“This earth was once a garden place,
With all her glories common;” &c.
I then made a short address, and called upon the several quorums, and all the congregation of saints to acknowledge the Presidency as prophets, and seers, and uphold them by their prayers. They all covenanted to do so by rising.
I then called upon the quorums and congregations of saints to acknowledge the Twelve Apostles, who were present, as prophets Seers, Revelators and special witnesses to all the nations of the earth, holding the keys of the kingdom, to unlock it or cause it to be done among them, and uphold them by their prayers, which they assented to by rising. [HC 2:417]
I next called upon the quorums and congregation of Saints, to acknowledge the presidents of the Seventies, who act as their representatives, as Apostles and special witnesses to the nations, to assist the Twelve in opening the gospel Kingdom among all people, and to uphold them by their prayers, which they did by rising.
I then called upon the quorums and congregation of saints to acknowledge the High Council of , in all the authorities of the Melchisedek priesthood, and uphold them by their prayers, which they assented to, by rising.
I then called upon the quorums and congregations of saints to acknowledge and uphold them by their prayers, the Bishops of and Zion and their counsellers, in all the authority of the Aaronic Priesthood, which they did, by rising. [p. 716]
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