125 years ago today - Monday, May 21, 1888

[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Manti

Bros. L. Snow, F. D. Richards, F. M. Lyman, H. J. Grant, J. W. Taylor, John Smith and myself with other brethren met at the Temple at 9:30 a.m. and at 10:30 a.m. the doors were thrown open, people being admitted by Ticket. At 5 minutes to 11 a.m. the choir sang Lord We Come before thee Now.

Lorenzo Snow gave the Dedicatory prayer â€" 38 minutes long.

[Other speakers listed with amount of time taken.]

In unison three times we shouted Hosanna to God and the Lamb forever and ever Amen, amen and amen.

I dosed with prayer and then all of the people went through the building.

It was a day never to be forgotten by those present.

[Source: Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990, http://bit.ly/johnhenrysmith]

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