Times and Seasons, 1 September 1842

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TO THE PATRONS OF THE TIMES AND SEASONS.
Three numbers more closes this volume, and as the distance to many of our subscribers, requires three or four weeks for the papers to reach them. we take the time in advance to stir up their minds by way of remembrance, that our terms are in advance, and to continue the paper in as respectable a standing as it is entitled to by the church it repsesents, we solicit a continuance of the subscribers, and an extra effort by elders and agents for new subscribers; and request those in arrears to remit the balance due immediately; as well as to invite all that wish the fourth volume, which we mean to make worthy the patronage of all well wishers to the great cause of Jesus Christ, to send us the amount of their subscriptions before the commencement of said volume on the 1st of Nov. next.
Times & Seasons Office,)
, Sept. 1, 1842.)
 
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Poetry.
For the Times and Seasons.
INVOCATION.
by miss .
O God! thou God that rules on high,
Bow down thy ear to me;
Listen, O listen to my cry—
Hear thou, my fervent plea.
 
Rebuke the heartless, wicked clan
That fain would do us harm;
Protect us from the power of man,
By thy Almighty arm.
 
Let unseen watchman wait around
To shield thy servant’s head—
Let all his enemies be found
Caught in the net they spread.
 
Thy grace, like prairie dews distill’d,
To all his needs apply;
And let his upright heart be filled
With spirit from on high.
 
The work is thine—thy promise sure—
Though earth and hell oppose;
Roll, roll it onward and secure
Thy prophet from his foes.
 
O hide him in thy secret fold
When on his path they tred;
Safe as Elijah who of old,
Was by the ravens fed.
 
Bring his accusers’ deeds to light,
And give thy people rest;
Eternal God! gird on thy might
And succor the oppressed.
August 13th, 1842.
 
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THE SPIRIT OF GOD.
by .
The prospects of life, on the earth are dear,
While fortune to youth, or to age seems near;
While time gives a moment new scenes to scan,
Or hope holds a laurel afar for man:
Yet one better blessing than these is given—
The Spirit of God as a guide to heaven.
 
The fame of the world is immensly great,
Where wealth rides in splendor, and art in state;
Where pearls from the ocean do shine in crowns;
And gold from the mines with the rich abounds;
Yet one thing is richer than wealth or art—
The spirit of God to the pure in heart.
 
The glory of earth is sublime and grand,
When spring lends her charms, and the zephyr bland,
Perfumed with oders from ev’ry lawn,
Salutes us with joy as she passes on:—
Yet one thing is sweeter than spring’s soft breath—
The spirit of God in the hour of death.
 
The sun, O the sun! what a world of light?
The moon from his fountain can lamp the night,
And comets in splendor, as spirit cars,
May luminate heaven, amid the stars:
Yet one thing is greater than all we see—
The Spirit of God fills eternity.
 
————
BOOKS OF MORMON, &C.
Just published and for sale, Books of Mormon, and Hymn Books, together with some other publications in defence of the faith of the saints.
, Aug 20, 1842.
 
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The Times and Seasons,
Is edited, printed and published about the first and fifteenth of every month, on the corner of Water and Bain Streets, , Hancock County, Illinois, by
JOSEPH SMITH.
TERMS.—Two Dollars per annum, payable in all cases in advance. Any person procuring five new subscribers, and forwarding us Ten Dollars current money, shall receive one volume gratis. All letters must be addressed to Joseph Smith, publisher, post paid, or they will not receive attention. [p. 910]
TO THE PATRONS OF THE TIMES AND SEASONS.
Three numbers more closes this volume, and as the distance to many of our subscribers, requires three or four weeks for the papers to reach them. we take the time in advance to stir up their minds by way of remembrance, that our terms are in advance, and to continue the paper in as respectable a standing as it is entitled to by the church it repsesents, we solicit a continuance of the subscribers, and an extra effort by elders and agents for new subscribers; and request those in arrears to remit the balance due immediately; as well as to invite all that wish the fourth volume, which we mean to make worthy the patronage of all well wishers to the great cause of Jesus Christ, to send us the amount of their subscriptions before the commencement of said volume on the 1st of Nov. next.
Times & Seasons Office,)
, Sept. 1, 1842.)
 
————
Poetry.
For the Times and Seasons.
INVOCATION.
by miss .
O God! thou God that rules on high,
Bow down thy ear to me;
Listen, O listen to my cry—
Hear thou, my fervent plea.
 
Rebuke the heartless, wicked clan
That fain would do us harm;
Protect us from the power of man,
By thy Almighty arm.
 
Let unseen watchman wait around
To shield thy servant’s head—
Let all his enemies be found
Caught in the net they spread.
 
Thy grace, like prairie dews distill’d,
To all his needs apply;
And let his upright heart be filled
With spirit from on high.
 
The work is thine—thy promise sure—
Though earth and hell oppose;
Roll, roll it onward and secure
Thy prophet from his foes.
 
O hide him in thy secret fold
When on his path they tred;
Safe as Elijah who of old,
Was by the ravens fed.
 
Bring his accusers’ deeds to light,
And give thy people rest;
Eternal God! gird on thy might
And succor the oppressed.
August 13th, 1842.
 
————
THE SPIRIT OF GOD.
by .
The prospects of life, on the earth are dear,
While fortune to youth, or to age seems near;
While time gives a moment new scenes to scan,
Or hope holds a laurel afar for man:
Yet one better blessing than these is given—
The Spirit of God as a guide to heaven.
 
The fame of the world is immensly great,
Where wealth rides in splendor, and art in state;
Where pearls from the ocean do shine in crowns;
And gold from the mines with the rich abounds;
Yet one thing is richer than wealth or art—
The spirit of God to the pure in heart.
 
The glory of earth is sublime and grand,
When spring lends her charms, and the zephyr bland,
Perfumed with oders from ev’ry lawn,
Salutes us with joy as she passes on:—
Yet one thing is sweeter than spring’s soft breath—
The spirit of God in the hour of death.
 
The sun, O the sun! what a world of light?
The moon from his fountain can lamp the night,
And comets in splendor, as spirit cars,
May luminate heaven, amid the stars:
Yet one thing is greater than all we see—
The Spirit of God fills eternity.
 
————
BOOKS OF MORMON, &C.
Just published and for sale, Books of Mormon, and Hymn Books, together with some other publications in defence of the faith of the saints.
, Aug 20, 1842.
 
——————————
The Times and Seasons,
Is edited, printed and published about the first and fifteenth of every month, on the corner of Water and Bain Streets, , Hancock County, Illinois, by
JOSEPH SMITH.
TERMS.—Two Dollars per annum, payable in all cases in advance. Any person procuring five new subscribers, and forwarding us Ten Dollars current money, shall receive one volume gratis. All letters must be addressed to Joseph Smith, publisher, post paid, or they will not receive attention. [p. 910]
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