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I VOL.1. ST. GEORGE, UTAH, FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1878. . NO. 4. . 'u I
I POETS' CORNER.
For the Union
Thou art gone sweet babe:
In a dreamlfiss sleep.
Are thine eyelids closed forever;
And the silvery tones !
0 thy cherub voice,
0.n earth shall echo never.
In death's cold embrace,
Thy beauteous form, ' ;
To mouldering dust is given; ,1 . '
But in radiant loveliness,
Pure as the snow, .
Thy spirit hath entered heaven.
And far from all eurthly
Hj Pains and ills,
In a land that knows not sorrow;
WM With loved ones who
Have gone beforo,
j Thou'lt wait the coming morrow.
Await the morn,
The glorious mom,
H When forth from earth's dark portals
Awakened to life
fl By Jesus' power
1 Mortal becometh immortal.
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Composed for the St. George Choir .on
theThirty-iirBt anniversary of the Pioneers
entering "Great Salt Lake Valley.
Air: Wr amp j tramp, tramp.
'Tie one and thirty years, since the noble
Bent their way across the wild and traoK-
lcss plains; .
They'd been murdered and oppressed, in
this boasted land of reBt;
And were fleeing from their persecutors'
H We thank theo, God I for thy salvation,
H Thy outstretched arm has brought us forth
H To these Everlasting hills,' where peace
ilows like the tills,
H And, to-day, we celebrate the Tweuty
H As they journeyed on the road, their only
help was God,
"While they traveled where the wolf and
red man roam !
They suffered and they toiled in being tans
And in time, they reached their Rocky
H When they reach' d their desert home,
(pitch'd theirtents. for night hadcome)
They humbly bowed the knee to God in
For his'kind and loving hand, in guiding
to a land,
Where they could breathe the free fresh
9 As day and night they toiled, God looked
HH on them and smiled.
In a land so uninviting to their foes,
With famine in their face, yet God did give
ID And they made the desert blossom liko'the
Then Senators, so wise, next sought to dis
franchise, And deprive them of the Rights God guar
anteed, In sending men with arms to spread war's
But God sent succour in the hour of need.
They've enacted laws most foul, and raised
"a hellish howl,
'Bout the Mormons ar.d their very many
But we ask no odds of men, ,cLet all Israel
say Amen !''
'Tis our God who holds the keys of endle?
lives. C. L. Walker.
Br Presr. Joseph Smith delivered
3-15 p. in. Apr. 7, 1844, at Nauvoo,
III., before about 20.000 Saints, being
the funeral sermon of elder King Follett;
reported by Willard Richards, Wilford
Woodruff, Thomas Bullock and Wil
liam Clayton; copied from the Millen
nial Siar Vol. 23 page 245.
"Beloved Saints, 1 will call the at
tention of this congregation while I
address you on'the subject of the dead.
Tne decease of 3Ui beloved brother
elder King Follett who was crushed
in a well by tbe falling of a tub of
that subject. I'avebeen requested
to speak by his friends and relatives;
but inasmuch as there are a great many
in this congregation who live, in this
city as well as elsewhere, who have
lost friends, 'I feel disposed to speak
on the subject in general, and offer you
my ideas so far as I have ability, and
so far as I shall be inspired by the
Holy Spirit to dwell on this subject.
I want your prayers and faith that
T mnv have the instruction of Almighty
God and the gift of the Holy Ghost,
so that I may set forth tilings that are
true and which can be easily compre
hended by you, and that the testimony
may carry conviction to your hearts
and minds of the truth of whatl shall
say, Pray that the Lord may strength
en my lungs, and stay the winds, and
let the prayers of the Saints to heaven
appear, that they may enter into the
ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, for thej
effectual prayers of the righteous
avail much. There is strength here, I
and I verily believe that your prayers
will be hoard.
Before I enter fully into the inves
tigation of the subject which is lying
before me, I wish to pave the way and
brino-up the subject (rom the begin
ning! that you may understand it.
I will make a few preliminaries, m or
der that you may understand the sub
ject when I come to it. I do not calcu
late or intend to please your ears wuu
superfluity of words or oratory, or with
much learning; but I calculate to edify ;
you with the simple truths from
In the first place, I wish to go hack
to the beginning to the morn of ere-
ation. There is the starting-point for
us to look to, in order to undeistand jB
and be fully acquainted with the mind,
purposes, and decrees of the Great
Eioheim, who sits in yonder heavens -
as he did at the creation of this world. .
It is necessary for us to have an
understanding of God himself in thc
beginning. If we start right, it. is easy
to go right all the time; but it' we start
wrong, we may go wrong, and it be a
hard matter to get right.
There are but, a very few beings in
the world who understand rightly the
character of God. The great major-
ity of mankind do not comprehend H
anything, either that which is past, or H
that which is to come, as it respects M
their relationship to God. Thetf do
not know, neither do they understand H
the nature of that relationship; ana K
consequently, they know but little a- Hj
hove the brute beast, or more than to H
atdrink .and ,sleepr
man knows about Ood or. his exis?tt: ; MM
tence, unless it is given by the inspir- ' fl
ation of the Almighty.
If a man learns nothing more than'
to eat, drink, and sleep, and does not 'M
comprehend any of the designs of wKt
God, the beast comprehends the same' JM
thing It eats, drinks, sleeps, and- x
knows nothing more about God; yeQ'it'- flfl
knows as much as we, unless we are- fjH
able to comprehend by the inspiration H
of Almighty God. If men do not
comprehend the character or bod, they
do not comprehend themselves. I want
logo back to the beginning, and ,so 'H
lift your minds into a more loftyt
sphere and a more exalted understand.-1
ing than what the human mind gener-,
ally aspires to, i!- H
I want to ask this congregation JH
every man, woman, and child, to an- 'H
swer the question in their own heart, ,
what kind of a being God is 1 Ask m
yourselves; turn your thoughts into :MM
I your hearts, and say if any of you
have seen, heard, or communed with 'M
him. his is a question that may oc- 1
i cupy your attention for a long time,
!l again repeat the question-Wh'at 1
' kind of a being is God 1 Does any man H
or woman know? have any of you seen flj
t him, heard him, or communed with H
him ? Here is the question that will, )
peradventure, from this time hence-r
i forth, occupy your attention. . i