Discourse, 9 April 1842, as Reported by Wilford Woodruff

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9" The Saints in assembled into the house  of at an early hour in the mor ning to pay their last respeck to the Body of  Ephraim Marks son of who died  on the evening of the 7" A large procession  formed two by two & walked to the a large  concorse assembled President Joseph Smith  spoke upon the occasion with much feelings & inter est among his remarks he said it is a vary solomn  & awful time I never felt more solomn it calles  to mind the death of my oldest who died in   & my Youngest Brother who  died in It has been hard for me to live on  earth & see these young men upon whome we have lean ed upon as a support & comfort taken from us in  the midst of their youth, yes it has been hard to  be reconciled to these things I have sometimes felt  that I should have felt more reconciled to have been  called myself if it could have been the will  of God, yet I know we ought to be still & know  it is of God & be reconciled all is right it  will be but a short time before we shall all in  like manner be called, It may be the case  with me as well as you Some has supposed  that Br Joseph could not die but this is a  mistake it is true their has been times when  I have had the promise of my life to accomplish  such & such things, but having accomplish those  things I have not at present any lease of my  life & am as liable to die as other men [p. [144]]
9" The Saints in assembled into the house of at an early hour in the morning to pay their last respeck to the Body of Ephraim Marks son of who died on the evening of the 7" A large procession formed two by two & walked to the a large concorse assembled President Joseph Smith spoke upon the occasion with much feelings & interest among his remarks he said it is a vary solomn & awful time I never felt more solomn it calles to mind the death of my oldest who died in & my Youngest Brother who died in It has been hard for me to live on earth & see these young men upon whome we have leaned upon as a support & comfort taken from us in the midst of their youth, yes it has been hard to be reconciled to these things I have sometimes felt that I should have felt more reconciled to have been called myself if it could have been the will of God, yet I know we ought to be still & know it is of God & be reconciled all is right it will be but a short time before we shall all in like manner be called, It may be the case with me as well as you Some has supposed that Br Joseph could not die but this is a mistake it is true their has been times when I have had the promise of my life to accomplish such & such things, but having accomplish those things I have not at present any lease of my life & am as liable to die as other men [p. [144]]
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