An Angel from on High

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Using the tune, 'Cumorah' as seen in Relief Society Song Book, 1919, no. 68

Tune from A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Use of the Latter Day Saints, 1844, no. 28

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Lyrics from A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Use of the Latter Day Saints, 1844

1. An Angel from on high,
The long, long silence broke -
Descending from the sky,
These gracious words he spoke:
Lo! in Cumorah's lonely hill
Lo! in Cumorah's lonely hill,
A sacred record lies concealed.

2. Sealed by Moroni's hand,
It has for ages slept,
To wait the Lord's command,
From dust again to speak;
It shall come forth to light again
It shall come forth to light again,
To usher in Messiah's reign.

3. It speaks of Joseph's seed,
And makes the remnant known -
Of nations long since dead,
Who once had dwelt alone;
The fullness of the gospel, too
The fullness of the gospel, too,
Its pages will reveal to view.

4. The time is now fulfilled -
The long expected day -
Let earth obedient yield,
And darkness flee away:
Open the seals and wide unfurl
Open the seals and wide unfurl
Its light and glory to the world,

5. Lo! Israel, filled with joy,
Shall now be gathered home;
Their wealth and means employ,
To build Jerusalem:
While Zion shall arise and shine
While Zion shall arise and shine,
And fill the earth with truth divine.

Lyrics from A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, 1840

Hymn 197
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1. An Angel from on high,
The long, long silence broke -
Descending from the sky,
These gracious words he spoke:
Lo! in Cumorah's lonely hill
A sacred record lies concealed;

2. Sealed by Moroni's hand,
It has for ages slept,
To wait the Lord's command,
From dust again to speak;
It shall come forth to light again,
To usher in Messiah's reign.

3. It speaks of Joseph's seed,
And makes the remnant known -
Of nations long since dead,
Who once had dwelt alone;
The fulness of the Gospel, too,
Its pages will reveal to view.

4. The time is now fulfilled -
The long expected day -
Let earth obedient yield,
And darkness flee away:
Open the seals, and wide unfurl
Its light and glory to the world.

5. Lo! Israel, filled with joy,
Shall now be gathered home;
Their wealth and means employ,
To build Jerusalem:
While Zion shall arise and shine,
And fill the earth with truth divine.

Lyrics from Relief Society Song Book, 1919, no. 68

1. An angel from on high
The long, long silence broke;
Descending from the sky,
These gracious words he spoke:
Lo! in Cumorah’s lonely hill,
A sacred record lies concealed.
Lo! in Cumorah’s lonely hill,
A sacred record lies concealed.

2. Sealed by Moroni’s hand,
It has for ages lain,
To wait the Lord’s command,
From dust to speak again.
It shall again to light come forth,
To usher in Christ’s reign on earth.
It shall again to light come forth,
To usher in Christ’s reign on earth.

3. It speaks of Joseph’s seed,
And makes the remnant known
Of nations long since dead,
Who once had dwelt alone.
The fulness of the Gospel, too,
Its pages will reveal to view.
The fulness of the Gospel, too,
Its pages will reveal to view.

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