The First

    “The First,” Ensign, Apr. 1985, 7

    The First

    I do not wonder

    Heaven’s fire

    which brings to earth


    the sphere life-giving,

    is called

    “the sun.”

    For there is One

    who likewise rose to heaven—

    light and life of all the world—

    who from the first was

    and ever is

    “The Son.”

    Nor do I wonder

    that, of seven days,

    Sabbath worship hours

    should light

    a morning termed


    “Healing of the Woman with the Issue of Blood,” by Tissot