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Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice
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Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice

Joyfully

1. Come, listen to a prophet’s voice,

And hear the word of God,

And in the way of truth rejoice,

And sing for joy aloud.

We’ve found the way the prophets went

Who lived in days of yore.

Another prophet now is sent

This knowledge to restore.

2. The gloom of sullen darkness spread

Thru earth’s extended space

Is banished by our living Head,

And God has shown his face.

Thru erring schemes in days now past

The world has gone astray;

Yet Saints of God have found at last

The straight and narrow way.

3. ’Tis not in man they put their trust

Nor on his arm rely.

Full well assured, all are accursed

Who Jesus Christ deny.

The Savior to his people saith,

“Let all my words obey,

And signs shall follow living faith,

Down to the latest day.”

4. Then heed the words of truth and light

That flow from fountains pure.

Yea, keep His law with all thy might

Till thine election’s sure,

Till thou shalt hear the holy voice

Assure eternal reign,

While joy and cheer attend thy choice,

As one who shall obtain.

Text: Joseph S. Murdock, 1822–1899. Verse four, Bruce R. McConkie, 1915–1985. © 1985 IRI

Music: Joseph J. Daynes, 1851–1920

Joseph Smith—History 1:14–17

Doctrine and Covenants 21:4–7