Sons of Michael, He Approaches
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    Sons of Michael, He Approaches

    Boldly

    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