History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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I next called upon the quorums and congregations of saints to <​March 27.​> acknowledge the High council of Zion, and uphold them by their prayers, in all the authority of the High priesthood, which they did, by rising
I then called upon the quorums and all the saints to acknowledge the , and his counsellors, and uphold them by their prayers, which they did, by rising.
The quorums and congregations of saints were then called upon to acknowledge and uphold by their prayers, the , , and , and their counsellors, which they did, by rising. The vote was unanimous in every instance, and I prophecied to all, that inasmuch as they would uphold these men in their several stations, (alluding to the different quorums in the church,) the Lord would bless them. Yea, in the name of Christ, the blessings of heaven shall be yours. And when the Lord’s anointed go forth to proclaim the word, bearing [HC 2:418] testimony to this generation, if they receive it, they shall be blessed; but if not, the judgments of God will follow close upon them, until that city or that house; that rejects them, shall be left desolate.
The Hymn on the 114 page— of the L.D.S. collection was then sung. Tune.— Dalston.
“How pleased and blest was I.
“To hear the people cry,
“Come, let us seek our God to day!” &c. [HC 2:419]
The following dedicatory Prayer was then offered to Almighty God at the Dedication of the in , Ohio, March 27th 1835. by me, Joseph Smith junr. first President of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Prayer.
<​Dedicaton Prayer <​+​>​> Thanks be to thy name, O Lord God of Israel, who keepest Covenant, and shewest mercy unto thy servants, who walk uprightly before thee with all their hearts; Thou who hast commanded thy servants to build a to thy name in this place, (.) And now thou beholdest, O Lord, that as so thy servants have done according to thy commandment. And now we ask Thee, Holy Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, the son of thy bosom, in whose name alone salvation can be administered to the children of men: we ask thee, O Lord, to accept of this , the workmanship of the hands of us thy servants, which thou didst command us to build; for thou knowest that we have done this work through great tribulation; and out of our poverty we have given of our substance to build a to thy name, that the Son of man might have a place to manifest himself to his people.
And as thou hast said in a revelation given unto us, calling us thy friends, saying:— “Call your solemn assembly, as I have commanded you; and as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom: Seek learning, even by study, and also by faith.
“Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing. and establish [p. 717]
I next called upon the quorums and congregations of saints to March 27. acknowledge the High council of Zion, and uphold them by their prayers, in all the authority of the High priesthood, which they did, by rising
I then called upon the quorums and all the saints to acknowledge the , and his counsellors, and uphold them by their prayers, which they did, by rising.
The quorums and congregations of saints were then called upon to acknowledge and uphold by their prayers, the , , and , and their counsellors, which they did, by rising. The vote was unanimous in every instance, and I prophecied to all, that inasmuch as they would uphold these men in their several stations, (alluding to the different quorums in the church,) the Lord would bless them. Yea, in the name of Christ, the blessings of heaven shall be yours. And when the Lord’s anointed go forth to proclaim the word, bearing [HC 2:418] testimony to this generation, if they receive it, they shall be blessed; but if not, the judgments of God will follow close upon them, until that city or that house; that rejects them, shall be left desolate.
The Hymn on the 114 page— of the L.D.S. collection was then sung. Tune.— Dalston.
“How pleased and blest was I.
“To hear the people cry,
“Come, let us seek our God to day!” &c. [HC 2:419]
The following dedicatory Prayer was then offered to Almighty God at the Dedication of the in , Ohio, March 27th 1835. by me, Joseph Smith junr. first President of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Prayer.
Dedicaton Prayer + Thanks be to thy name, O Lord God of Israel, who keepest Covenant, and shewest mercy unto thy servants, who walk uprightly before thee with all their hearts; Thou who hast commanded thy servants to build a to thy name in this place, (.) And now thou beholdest, O Lord, that so thy servants have done according to thy commandment. And now we ask Thee, Holy Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, the son of thy bosom, in whose name alone salvation can be administered to the children of men: we ask thee, O Lord, to accept of this , the workmanship of the hands of us thy servants, which thou didst command us to build; for thou knowest that we have done this work through great tribulation; and out of our poverty we have given of our substance to build a to thy name, that the Son of man might have a place to manifest himself to his people.
And as thou hast said in a revelation given unto us, calling us thy friends, saying:— “Call your solemn assembly, as I have commanded you; and as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom: Seek learning, even by study, and also by faith.
“Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing. and establish [p. 717]
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