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An Angel from on High (Men’s Choir)

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An Angel from on High

Men’s Choir

Thoughtfully / Boldly

1. An angel from on high

The long, long silence broke;

Descending from the sky,

These gracious words he spoke:

Lo! in Cumorah’s lonely hill

A sacred record lies concealed.

Lo! in Cumorah’s lonely hill

A sacred record lies concealed.

2. Sealed by Moroni’s hand,

It has for ages lain

To wait the Lord’s command,

From dust to speak again.

It shall again to light come forth

To usher in Christ’s reign on earth.

It shall again to light come forth

To usher in Christ’s reign on earth.

3. It speaks of Joseph’s seed

And makes the remnant known

Of nations long since dead,

Who once had dwelt alone.

The fulness of the gospel, too,

Its pages will reveal to view.

The fulness of the gospel, too,

Its pages will reveal to view.

4. The time is now fulfilled,

The long-expected day;

Let earth obedience yield

And darkness flee away.

Remove the seals; be wide unfurled

Its light and glory to the world.

Remove the seals; be wide unfurled

Its light and glory to the world.

5. Lo! Israel filled with joy

Shall now be gathered home,

Their wealth and means employ

To build Jerusalem,

While Zion shall arise and shine

And fill the earth with truth divine.

While Zion shall arise and shine

And fill the earth with truth divine.

Text: Parley P. Pratt, 1807–1857

Music: John E. Tullidge, 1806–1873

Joseph Smith—History 1:30–34

Mormon 8:12–16