The Glorious Gospel Light Has Shone
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The Glorious Gospel Light Has Shone


1. The glorious gospel light has shone

In this the latter day

With such intelligence that none

From truth need turn away.

The precious things which had been sealed

And from the world kept hid,

The Lord has to his Saints revealed

As anciently he did.

2. And thru the priesthood now restored

Again prepared the way

Thru which the dead may hear his word

And all his laws obey.

As Christ to spirits went to preach

Who were to prison led,

So many Saints have gone to teach

The gospel to the dead.

3. And we for them can be baptized,

Yes, for our friends most dear,

That they can with the just be raised

When Gabriel’s trump they hear;

That they may come with Christ again

When he to earth descends,

A thousand years with him to reign,

And with their earthly friends.

4. Now, O ye Saints, rejoice today

That you can saviors be

Of all your dead who will obey

The gospel and be free.

Then let us rise without restraint

And act for those we love,

For they are giving their consent

And wait for us to move.

Text: Joel H. Johnson, 1802–1882

Music: Gottfried W. Fink, 1783–1846

Doctrine and Covenants 138:30, 57

Doctrine and Covenants 128:16–18

Obadiah 1:21