appointed to lead in singing,
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,
Phelps to the
High Priesthood of the Holy order of God,
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, 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 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
though 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.
Gilbert to the office of an Elder to bear the glad tidings of the