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The Restoration

By: Ardis E. Parshall - November 14, 2013

The Restoration

By Elder Gustive O. Larson, California Mission

The time had come. Prophecy fulfilled [Micah 3:6]
Found the earth defiled and in transgression; [Isaiah 24:5]
Apostasy brought famine in the land [Amos 8:11]
Where words of God found no expression. [John 16:2]
Spiritual darkness reigned supreme as night [Micah 3:6]
Till simple Faith again should bring the light. [James 1:5]

The message came. Fulfilling revelation,
An angel from the midst of heaven [Rev. 14:6]
Brought to earth the Gospel of Salvation,
And all the keys whose promise had been given; [Malachi 4:5]
And messengers from God came to restore [Malachi 3:1]
The priesthood, as it was on earth before. [Acts 3:21]

‘Tis drawing near. The Messiah soon [Matthew 24:30]
In all his glory shall again appear: [Luke 21:27]
Who lived his Law shall then come forth, [Matthew 7:21]
For at his coming all his own shall hear. [1 Cor. 15:23]
His Plan shall reach its consummation –
The power of god unto man’s salvation. [Rom. 1:16]

One Plan is given. So great its span
The dead within their graves shall hear it, [1 Peter 3:18]
That they, too, may be judged as mortal man,
But live according to the Lord in spirit. [1 Peter 4:6]
Not endless plans and worldly mysticism, [2 Tim. 4:2-4]
But one Lord, one Faith and one Baptism. [Eph. 4:5]

(1922)



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