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Letter to the Church and Edward Partridge, 20 March 1839

Letter to the Church and Edward Partridge, 20 March 1839

and thine ear be penetrated with their cryes yea o Lord how long shall they suffer these rongs and unlawfull oppressions before thine hart shall be softened towards them and thy bowels be moved with compassion to-words them. O Lord God almity maker of heaven earth and seas and of all things that in them is and who controleth and subjecteth the devil and the dark and benighted dominion of shayole. Streach forth thy hand let thine eye pierce let thy pavilion be taken up let thy hiding place no longer be covered let thine ear be inclined let thine hart be softened and thy bowels moved with compassion toward us let thine anger be kindle against our enemis and in the fury of thine hart with thy sword avenge us of our rongs remember thy suffering saint oh our God and thy servants will rejoyce in thy name for ever. Dearly and beloved Brethren we see that peralas times have come as was testified of we may look then with most purfect asshurance for the roling in of all those things that have been written and with more confidence than ever before lift up our eyes to the luminary of day and say in our harts soon thou wilt vail thy blushing face he that said let there be light, and there was light hath spoken this word, and again thou moon thou dimmer light thou luminary of night shall turn to blood we see that evry thing is fulfilling and the time shall soon come when the son of man shall [p. 4]
and thine ear be penetrated with their c[r]yes  yea o Lord how long shall they suffer these rongs  and unlawfull oppressions before thine hart shall  be softened towards them and thy bowels be  moved with compassion to-words them. O Lord  God almity maker of heaven earth and seas  and of all things that in them is and who controleth  and subjecteth the devil and the dark and benigh ted dominion of shayole. Streach forth thy hand  let thine eye pierce let thy pavilion be taken  up let thy hiding place no longer be covered  let thine ear be inclined let thine hart be softened  and thy bowels moved with compassion toward  us let thine anger be kindle against our enemis  and in the fury of thine hart with thy sword  avenge us of our rongs remember thy suffering  saint oh our God and thy servants will rejoyce  in thy name for ever. Dearly and beloved Brethren  we see that peralas times have come as was  testified of we may look then with most  purfect asshurance for the roling in of all those  things that have been written and with more  confidence than ever before lift up our eyes  to the luminary of day and say in our harts  soon thou wilt vail thy blushing face he that  said let there be light, and there was light hath  spoken this word, and again thou moon thou  dimmer light thou luminary of night shall trurn <turn>  to blood we see that evry thing is fulfilling and the  time shall soon come when the son of man shall [p. 4]
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, IL, 20 Mar. 1839; handwriting of Alexander McRae and Caleb Baldwin with corrections by JS and signatures of JS, Hyrum Smith, Lyman Wight, Caleb Baldwin, and Alexander McRae; 26 pages; Revelations Collection, CHL. Includes endorsements.

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