185 years ago today - Jan 29, 1839

[Lorenzo Brown]

On the 29th of the same month they returned bringing with them one of the Tribe, William Clute He was baptised the 31st and on the 4th of February was ordained an Elder and shortly after returned hom(e) with instructions to preach to his Tribe. He has not been since heard of

Our meetings were good. We were blessed spiritually with the gift of Tongues Through which and the interpretation we learned many things There were several Hymns given one of which was given through myself and interpreted by Sister Esther Crowely who had the gift the most perfect of any person I ever knew. These lines I cannot withold the impulse to subjoin as I then thought and still think them good. They were given several times until they were committed to memory

Come every Saint and hearken now

Did you not make a solemn vow

When the Saviors name ye took on you

With all your sins to bid adieu

In the eyes of all who did you see

Your covenant was to follow me

Thro vile report as well as good

To live by faith and every word

Think on the covenant you did mak(e)

Your secret prayers do not forsake

For when my saints neglect to pray

Their faith grows weaker every day

Advantage Satan then will take

And saints their covenant soon will break

Hear what neglect will bring Saint to

T'will bring them down to pain and wo

If the mysteries of Heaven they've known

Alas forever they're undone

A lake of fire compared to

There they must dwell in pain & wo

[Journal of Lorenzo Brown: 1823-1900]

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