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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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And they are the Savior’s, and he is the Lord’s,
Having overcome all, as eternity’s heirs.
47 ‘Tis wisdom that man never glory in man,
But give God the glory for all that he hath;
For the righteous will walk in the presence of God,
While the wicked are trod under foot in his wrath.
48. Yea, the righteous shall dwell in the presence of God,
And of Jesus, for ever, from earth’s second birth—
For when he comes down in the splendor of heav’n,
All these he’ll bring with him, to reign on the earth.
49 These are they that arise in their bodies of flesh,
When the trump of the first resurrection shall sound;
These are they that come up to Mount Zion, in life,
Where the blessings and gifts of the Spirit abound.
50 These are they that have come to the heavenly place;
To the numberless courses of angels above:
To the City of God; e’en the holiest of all,
And the home of the blessed, the fountain of love;
51 To the Church of old Enoch, and of the first born;
And gen’ral assembly of ancient renown’d,
Whose names are all kept in the archives of heav’n,
As chosen and faithful, and fit to be crown’d.
52. These are they that are perfect through Jesus’ own blood,
Whose bodies celestial are mention’d by Paul.
Where the Sun is the typical glory thereof,
And God and his Christ, are the true judge of all.
53. Again I beheld the terrestrial world,
In the order and glory of Jesus, go on;
‘Twas not at the Church of the first born of God,
But shone in its place, as the moon to the sun.
54. Behold, these are they that have died without law;
The heathen of ages that never had hope,
And those of the region and shadow of death,
The spirits in prison, that light has brought up.
55 To spirits in prison the Savior once preach’d,
And taught them the Gospel, with powers afresh;
And then were the living baptiz’d for their dead,
That they might be judg’d as if men in the flesh.
56 These are they that are hon’rable men’ of the earth;
Who were blinded and dup’d by the cunning of men:
They receiv’d not the truth of the Savior at first;
But did, when they heard it in prison, again.
57 Not valiant for truth, they obtain’d not the crown,
But are of that glory that’s typ’d by the moon;
They are they, that come unto the presence of Christ,
But not to the fulness of God, on his throne. [p. 1481]
And they are the Savior’s, and he is the Lord’s,
Having overcome all, as eternity’s heirs.
47 ‘Tis wisdom that man never glory in man,
But give God the glory for all that he hath;
For the righteous will walk in the presence of God,
While the wicked are trod under foot in his wrath.
48. Yea, the righteous shall dwell in the presence of God,
And of Jesus, for ever, from earth’s second birth—
For when he comes down in the splendor of heav’n,
All these he’ll bring with him, to reign on the earth.
49 These are they that arise in their bodies of flesh,
When the trump of the first resurrection shall sound;
These are they that come up to Mount Zion, in life,
Where the blessings and gifts of the Spirit abound.
50 These are they that have come to the heavenly place;
To the numberless courses of angels above:
To the City of God; e’en the holiest of all,
And the home of the blessed, the fountain of love;
51 To the Church of old Enoch, and of the first born;
And gen’ral assembly of ancient renown’d,
Whose names are all kept in the archives of heav’n,
As chosen and faithful, and fit to be crown’d.
52. These are they that are perfect through Jesus’ own blood,
Whose bodies celestial are mention’d by Paul.
Where the Sun is the typical glory thereof,
And God and his Christ, are the true judge of all.
53. Again I beheld the terrestrial world,
In the order and glory of Jesus, go on;
‘Twas not at the Church of the first born of God,
But shone in its place, as the moon to the sun.
54. Behold, these are they that have died without law;
The heathen of ages that never had hope,
And those of the region and shadow of death,
The spirits in prison, that light has brought up.
55 To spirits in prison the Savior once preach’d,
And taught them the Gospel, with powers afresh;
And then were the living baptiz’d for their dead,
That they might be judg’d as if men in the flesh.
56 These are they that are hon’rable men’ of the earth;
Who were blinded and dup’d by the cunning of men:
They receiv’d not the truth of the Savior at first;
But did, when they heard it in prison, again.
57 Not valiant for truth, they obtain’d not the crown,
But are of that glory that’s typ’d by the moon;
They are they, that come unto the presence of Christ,
But not to the fulness of God, on his throne. [p. 1481]
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