History, 1838–1856, volume D-1 [1 August 1842–1 July 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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The truth of the gospel of Jesus— the Christ,
With whom I conversed, in the vision of heav’n
14 For while in the act of translating his word,
Which the Lord in his grace had appointed to me,
I came to the gospel recorded by John,
Chapter fifth, and the twenty ninth verse, which you’ll see.
Which was given as follows:
“Speaking of the resurrection of the dead,—
Concerning those who shall hear the voice of the son of man—
And shall come forth:—
They who have done good in the resurrection of the just.
And they who have done evil in the resurrection of the unjust.”
15. I marvel’d at these resurrections, indeed!
For it came unto me by the spirit direct:—
And while I did meditate what it all meant,
The Lord touch’d the eyes of my own intellect:—
16. Hosanna for ever! they open’d anon,
And the glory of God shone around where I was;
And there was the Son, at the Father’s right hand,
In a fulness of glory, and holy applause.
17 I beheld round the throne, holy angels and hosts,
And sanctified beings from worlds that have been,
In holiness worshipping God and the Lamb,
For ever and ever, amen and amen!
18. And now after all of the proofs made of him,
By witnesses truly, by whom he was known,
This is mine, last of all, that he lives; yea he lives!
And sits at the right hand of God, on his throne.
19. And I heard a great voice, bearing record from heav’n
He’s the Savior, and only begotten of God—
By him, of him, and through him, the worlds were all made,
Even all that career in the heavens so broad.
20. Whose Inhabitants, too, from the first to the last,
Are sav’d by the very same Savior of ours;
And, of course, are begotten God’s daughters and sons,
By the very same truths, and the very same pow’rs.
21. And I saw and bear record of warfare in heav’n;
For an angel of light, in authority great,
Rebell’d against Jesus, and sought for his power.
But was thrust down to woe from his Godified state.
22. And the heavens all wept, and the tears drop’d like dew,
That Lucifer, son of the morning had fell!
Yea, is fallen! is fall’n, and become, Oh, alas!
The son of Perdition; the devil of hell!
23 And while I was yet in the spirit of truth,
The commandment was: write ye the vision all out; [p. 1478]
The truth of the gospel of Jesus— the Christ,
With whom I conversed, in the vision of heav’n
14 For while in the act of translating his word,
Which the Lord in his grace had appointed to me,
I came to the gospel recorded by John,
Chapter fifth, and the twenty ninth verse, which you’ll see.
Which was given as follows:
“Speaking of the resurrection of the dead,—
Concerning those who shall hear the voice of the son of man—
And shall come forth:—
They who have done good in the resurrection of the just.
And they who have done evil in the resurrection of the unjust.”
15. I marvel’d at these resurrections, indeed!
For it came unto me by the spirit direct:—
And while I did meditate what it all meant,
The Lord touch’d the eyes of my own intellect:—
16. Hosanna for ever! they open’d anon,
And the glory of God shone around where I was;
And there was the Son, at the Father’s right hand,
In a fulness of glory, and holy applause.
17 I beheld round the throne, holy angels and hosts,
And sanctified beings from worlds that have been,
In holiness worshipping God and the Lamb,
For ever and ever, amen and amen!
18. And now after all of the proofs made of him,
By witnesses truly, by whom he was known,
This is mine, last of all, that he lives; yea he lives!
And sits at the right hand of God, on his throne.
19. And I heard a great voice, bearing record from heav’n
He’s the Savior, and only begotten of God—
By him, of him, and through him, the worlds were all made,
Even all that career in the heavens so broad.
20. Whose Inhabitants, too, from the first to the last,
Are sav’d by the very same Savior of ours;
And, of course, are begotten God’s daughters and sons,
By the very same truths, and the very same pow’rs.
21. And I saw and bear record of warfare in heav’n;
For an angel of light, in authority great,
Rebell’d against Jesus, and sought for his power.
But was thrust down to woe from his Godified state.
22. And the heavens all wept, and the tears drop’d like dew,
That Lucifer, son of the morning had fell!
Yea, is fallen! is fall’n, and become, Oh, alas!
The son of Perdition; the devil of hell!
23 And while I was yet in the spirit of truth,
The commandment was: write ye the vision all out; [p. 1478]
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