Monday, September 3, 2012

Joseph Smith: Praise to the Man!


[1] LDS Hymnbook, "Praise to the man", 1985, Hymn #27

1. Praise to the man who communed with Jehovah!
Jesus anointed that Prophet and Seer.
Blessed to open the last dispensation,
Kings shall extol him, and nations revere.
Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven!
Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain.
Mingling with Gods, he can plan for his brethren;
Death cannot conquer the hero again.
2. Praise to his mem’ry, he died as a martyr;
Honored and blest be his ever great name!
Long shall his blood, which was shed by assassins,
Plead unto heav’n while the earth lauds his fame.
3. Great is his glory and endless his priesthood.
Ever and ever the keys he will hold.
Faithful and true, he will enter his kingdom,
Crowned in the midst of the prophets of old.
4. Sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven;
Earth must atone for the blood of that man.
Wake up the world for the conflict of justice.
Millions shall know “Brother Joseph” again.
Text: William W. Phelps, 1792–1872

♬♪ Praise to the Man - Joseph Smith ♫♭

[2] Apostle Orson Hyde, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 6, p 154
      "Joseph holds the keys, and none of us can get into the celestial kingdom without passing by him."

      “I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a
      whole church together since the days of Adam... Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast
      that no man ever did such work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day
      Saints never ran away from me yet.”

[4] Consent, Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, vol. 7, p.289-291
      "No man or woman in this dispensation will ever enter into the celestial kingdom of God without the
      consent of Joseph Smith"

[5] Psalm 9:11 NIV
      "Sing the praises of the Lord, enthroned in Zion;
       proclaim among the nations what he has done."

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