appointed to lead in singing,
Sung the following Hymn, Glorious things of thee are Spoken &c.
Also When I can read my title clear &c.
took the stand and opened the services of the day. by prayer to God, that his spirit might inspire us to do all business in Righteousness before him, after which sung Beyond these earthly scenes in sight &c
Then Presidents, & proceeded to Morris Phelps to the by the voice of the Presidency. they said, The Lord instruct with all wisdom necessary to fill this important station according to the will of God,s Thou shalt, if faithful be sent to the nations of the Earth, and gather Sheaves from the East & West & from the North & South— with all power necessary to accomplish thy Mission. Then Presidents, & , proceeded, by the voice of the to ordain Elder to the first 70 saying, Dear brother, in the name of Jesus Christ, we lay our hands upon thy head & ordain thee to this ministry, to bear the tidings of the fullness of the everlasting gospel to all nations kindreds, tongues & people: Yea thou shalt have power to go from nation to nation & from Island to Island & proclaim my gospel in all the different languages & tongues of the earth & shall have power over all thy enemies, & shall be a swift herald of the cross. None shall stay thy hand, & if faithful the Lord shall give the[e] power to fill this Mission, also wisdom from Heaven, righteousness & truth, that thou mayest accomplish the same, and in old age return to Zion bringing multitudes with thee having overcome all things and acc omplished a good work, to the acceptance of thy Heavenly Father to rejoice in his Kingdom, with songs of Everlasting joy. all these blessings we upon thy head, in the name of Jesus Christ even so, Amen.
Also Brother Sherman Gilbert to the office of an Elder to bear the glad tidings of the [p. 100]