Minutes and Prayer of Dedication, 27 March 1836 [D&C 109]

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Old Israel that fled from the world for his freedom,
Must come with the cloud and the pillar, amain:
A Moses, and Aaron, and Joshua lead him,
And feed him on manna from heaven again.
We’ll sing and we’ll shout &c.
 
How blessed the day when the lamb and the lion
Shall lie down together without any ir[e];
And Ephraim be crown’d with his blessing in Zion,
As Jesus descends with his chariots of fire!
We’ll sing & we’ll shout with His armies of heaven:
Hosanna, hosanna to God and the Lamb!
Let glory to them in the highest be given,
Henceforth and forever: amen and amen.
President Smith then asked the several separately and then the congregation, if they accepted the prayer. The vote was, in every instance, unanimous in the affirmative.
The was administered.— blessed the bread and wine and they were distributed by several present, to the .
President J. Smith jr. then arose and bore record of his mission. bore record of the truth of the work of the Lord in which we are engaged.
President spoke and testified of the truth of the book of Mormon, and of the work of the Lord in these last days.
President bore record that a Holy Angel of God, came and set between him and while the was being dedicated.
President , (one of the building committee) made some appropriate remarks concerning the , congratulating those who had endured so many toils and privations to erect it. That it was the built by his commandment and he would bless them.
President then made a few appropriate closing remarks; and a short prayer which was ended with loud acclamations of Hosanna! Hosanna! Hosanna to God and the Lamb, Amen, Amen and Amen! Three times. Elder , one of the , gave a short address in tongues; Elder interpreted and gave a short exhortation in tongues himself; after which, President J. Smith jr. blessed the congregation in the name of the Lord, and at a little past four P. M. the whole exercise closed and the congregation dispersed.
We further add that we should do violence to our own feelings and injustice to the real merit of our brethren and friends who attended the meeting, were we here to withhold a meed of praise, which we think is their just due; not only for their quiet demeanor during the whole exercise, which lasted more than eight hours, but for their great liberality in contributing of their earthly substance for the relief of the building committee, who were yet somewhat involved. As this was to be a day of sacrifice, as well as of fasting,— There was a man placed at each door in the morning to receive the voluntary donations of those who entered. On counting the collection it amounted to nine hundred and sixty three dollars. [p. 281]
 
Old Israel that fled from the world for his freedom,
Must come with the cloud and the pillar, amain:
A Moses, and Aaron, and Joshua lead him,
And feed him on manna from heaven again.
We’ll sing and we’ll shout &c.
 
How blessed the day when the lamb and the lion
Shall lie down together without any ire;
And Ephraim be crown’d with his blessing in Zion,
As Jesus descends with his chariots of fire!
We’ll sing & we’ll shout with His armies of heaven:
Hosanna, hosanna to God and the Lamb!
Let glory to them in the highest be given,
Henceforth and forever: amen and amen.
President Smith then asked the several separately and then the congregation, if they accepted the prayer. The vote was, in every instance, unanimous in the affirmative.
The was administered.— blessed the bread and wine and they were distributed by several present, to the .
President J. Smith jr. then arose and bore record of his mission. bore record of the truth of the work of the Lord in which we are engaged.
President spoke and testified of the truth of the book of Mormon, and of the work of the Lord in these last days.
President bore record that a Holy Angel of God, came and set between him and while the was being dedicated.
President , (one of the building committee) made some appropriate remarks concerning the , congratulating those who had endured so many toils and privations to erect it. That it was the built by his commandment and he would bless them.
President then made a few appropriate closing remarks; and a short prayer which was ended with loud acclamations of Hosanna! Hosanna! Hosanna to God and the Lamb, Amen, Amen and Amen! Three times. Elder , one of the , gave a short address in tongues; Elder interpreted and gave a short exhortation in tongues himself; after which, President J. Smith jr. blessed the congregation in the name of the Lord, and at a little past four P. M. the whole exercise closed and the congregation dispersed.
We further add that we should do violence to our own feelings and injustice to the real merit of our brethren and friends who attended the meeting, were we here to withhold a meed of praise, which we think is their just due; not only for their quiet demeanor during the whole exercise, which lasted more than eight hours, but for their great liberality in contributing of their earthly substance for the relief of the building committee, who were yet somewhat involved. As this was to be a day of sacrifice, as well as of fasting,— There was a man placed at each door in the morning to receive the voluntary donations of those who entered. On counting the collection it amounted to nine hundred and sixty three dollars. [p. 281]
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