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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Second Comforter Hymn - In Ancient Days

The early saints sang and talked about receiving the second comforter. Joseph Smith boldly taught the importance of seeking the Lord’s face. This song was in the 1835, 1840, and 1844 Hymn Book.

In Ancient Days

1. In ancient days men feared the Lord,
And by their faith received his word,
Then God bestowed upon the meek,
The Priesthood of Melchizedek.

2. By help of this their faith increased,
Till they with God spoke face to face:
An Enoch, he would walk with God;
A Noah ride safe o'er the flood.

3. Abraham obtained great promises,
And Isaac he was also blest,
A Jacob could prevail with God;
The sea divide at Moses' rod.

4. The lion's mouth a Daniel closed,
The fire ne'er scorched his brethren's clothes,
But time would fail to mention all
The men of faith, I'll just name Paul.

5. Who did to the third heav'ns arise,
And view the wonders of the skies;
He saw and heard mysterious things.
Yet all by faith, and not by wings.

6. Such blessings to the human race,
Once more are tendered by God's grace;
The Priesthood is again restored,
For this let God be long adored.

7. Now we by faith, like Paul and John,
May see the Father and the Son,
And view eternal things above,
And taste the sweets of boundless love.

8. And if, like them, we hated be,
Deprived sometimes of liberty,
We will like them, this faith defend,
Whate'er our fate, unto the end.

9. O Lord assist thy feeble worms,
This resolution to perform,
And we thy sacred name will praise,
Throughout the remnant of our days.

A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of the Latter Day Saints #76. 1835 Selected by Emma Smith

This hymn was also in the 1840 and 1844 Hymn Book

PDF of Sheet Music

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing! What an amazing find. I only wish that there was a recording of it so that we could listen to it and learn it as a family.
    (Though maybe I can manage to play the melody on the piano if I worked at it for awhile.)


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