Kirtland Temple
A National Historic Landmark

Praise to the Man


JOSEPH SMITH.

TUNE—Star in the East.

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

CHORUS—
Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven,
   Traitors and tyrants no fight him in vain,
Mingling with Gods, he can plan for his brethren,
   Death cannot conquer the hero again.

Praise to his mem'ry, he died as a martyr;
   Honor'd and blest be his ever great name;
Long shall his blood, which was shed by assassins,
   Stain Illinois, while the earth lauds his fame
CHORUS—Hail to the Prophet, &c.

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

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.
CHORUS—Hail to the Prophet, &c.

Source: [W. W. Phelps] "Joseph Smith," Times and Seasons 5 (1 August 1844): 607.


 

 

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