Discourse, 16 April 1843, as Reported by Wilford Woodruff

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President J. Smith addressed the assembly of the saints at the of the Lord upon the subject of the saints death burial & resurrection of the saints. He had been requested to preach a funeral sermon by several persons who had died lost friends & he had Just Received information that Elder had died in . we received this information by a letter from Elder . After reading the letter he addressed the assembly in a very feeling interesting & edifying manner among many other remarks he said he should have been more reconciled to the death of could his bodey have been laid in the grave in or among the saints, he said he had vary peculiar feelings relative to recieving an honorable burial with his fathers he considered would be a burying place of the saints & should he die he considered it would be a great Blessing to be buried with the saints & esspecially to be buried with his yes he wanted to lie by the side of his that when the trump of God should sound & the voice of God should say ye Saints arise, that when the tomb should birst he could arise from the grave & first salute his & say O my father; & his say O my son!! as they took each other by the hand he wished next to salute his brothers & sisters & then the saints & he said it was upon this principle that the ancients were so particular to have an honorable burial with their fathers as in the case of Joseph, before his death he made his kindred promise to carry [p. [25]]
President J. Smith addressed the assembly of the saints at the of the Lord upon the subject of the death burial & resurrection of the saints. He had been requested to preach a funeral sermon by several persons who had lost friends & he had Just Received information that Elder had died in . we received this information by a letter from Elder . After reading the letter he addressed the assembly in a very feeling interesting & edifying manner among many other remarks he said he should have been more reconciled to the death of could his bodey have been laid in the grave in or among the saints, he said he had vary peculiar feelings relative to recieving an honorable burial with his fathers he considered would be a burying place of the saints & should he die he considered it would be a great Blessing to be buried with the saints & esspecially to be buried with his yes he wanted to lie by the side of his that when the trump of God should sound & the voice of God should say ye Saints arise, that when the tomb should birst he could arise from the grave & first salute his & say O my father; & his say O my son!! as they took each other by the hand he wished next to salute his brothers & sisters & then the saints & he said it was upon this principle that the ancients were so particular to have an honorable burial with their fathers as in the case of Joseph, before his death he made his kindred promise to carry [p. [25]]
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