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Lyrics from Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1985

Lyrics from A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1845

Hymn 103
1. Praise to the man who communed with Jehovah.
Jesus' anointed, "that Prophet and Seer,"
Blessed to open the last dispensation;
Kings shall extol him, and nations revere.

Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven,
Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain,
Mingling with God's he can plan for his brethren,
Death cannot conquer the hero again.

2. Praise to his mem'ry, he died as a martyr;
Honored and blest is his ever great name;
Long shall his blood, which was shed by assassins,
Stain Illinois[4], while the earth lauds his fame.
Hail to the Prophet, &c.

3. Great is his glory, and endless his priesthood,
Ever and ever the keys he will hold;
Faithful and true, he will enter his kingdom,
Crowned in the midst of the prophets of old.
Hail to the Prophet, &c.

4. Sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven;
Earth must atone for the blood of that man!
Wake up the world for the conflict of justice,
Millions shall know "brother Joseph" again.
Hail to the Prophet, &c.

References and Footnotes

  1. Times and Seasons 5 (1 August 1844): 607
  2. This tune had a more mournful tone than the one used commonly today.
  3. Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1985 no. 27 (there are older publications with this tune)
  4. It should be noted that newer hymnals have changed stain Illinois to plead unto heaven. Also, some of the sheet music above uses stand as a witness instead.