By his almighty power
Sustains all things from week to week
From day to day, from hour to hour
Praise ye the Lord ye saints in Zion
Praise his glorious name
Our God shall triumph over all his foes
Our enemies shall all be put to shame
And God be praised for all his mighty power
Exalt the wastes of Zion sing for joy ye saints
Let praise your earthly powers employ
Arise, awake, put thy strength and sing
The everlasting praises of your King
Till earth & heaven in Halelujahs ring.
The towers of Zion soon shall rise
Hymn book page 38
If the Lord will yet speak to his children, it may be well to inquire every matter concerning the destruction of the , and what is to be done in future, and also concerning the , and what is to be done in future: I know from the experience I have had that it is a good thing to have our faith thoroughly tried.
Zion must and will be pure. Health prevails among the disciples.
N.B. Early on Monday morning we received letters from containing all the patterns &c postages $1,50 by wt, which in single letters would have been but $1,00–We also rec’d a dated Walnut farm” from . Our anxiety will be so great that I say : write the first mail after you arrive at , whether the tidings be favorable or not. Every one that is a saint or nearly so, in the Timber speaks in tongues, says he can speak in all the tongues on earth, we shall probably begin to worship here in tongues tomorrow if the Lord wills, that is excepting we 6— It is a solemn day with us and I remain.
Joseph Smith Jr
Geauga Co, Ohio
JS to Emma Smith • 4 June 1834
On the banks of the Mississippi, June 4th. 1834
My Dear Companion, I now embrace a few moments to dictate a few words that you may know how it is with us up to this date.
We arrived this morning on the banks of the Mississippi, and were detained from crossing the river, as there was no boat that we could cross in, but expect a new one to be put into the river this evening, so that we are in hopes, to be able to cross to morrow, and proceed on our journey. A tolerable degree of union has prevailed among the brethren or up to the present moment, and we are all in better circumstances of health apparently than when we started from with the exception of Alden Childs who is sick with the Mumps attended with [p. 56]