Sons of Michael, He Approaches

Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


1. Sons of Michael, he approaches!

Rise, the ancient father greet.

Bow, ye thousands, low before him;

Minister before his feet.

Hail the patriarch’s glad reign,

Spreading over sea and main.

2. Sons of Michael, ’tis his chariot

Rolls its burning wheels along!

Raise aloft your voices million

In a torrent pow’r of song.

Hail our head with music soft!

Raise sweet melodies aloft!

3. Mother of our generations,

Glorious by great Michael’s side,

Take thy children’s adoration;

Endless with thy seed abide.

Lo! to greet thee now advance

Thousands in the glorious dance!

4. Raise a chorus, sons of Michael,

Like old ocean’s roaring swell,

Till the mighty acclamation

Thru rebounding space doth tell

That the ancient one doth reign

In his Father’s house again!

Text: Elias L. T. Harrison, 1830–1900, alt.

Music: Darwin K. Wolford, b. 1936. © 1985 IRI

Daniel 7:9–10, 13–14

Doctrine and Covenants 138:38–39