’Twas Witnessed in the Morning Sky
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    ’Twas Witnessed in the Morning Sky

    Majestically

    1. ’Twas witnessed in the morning sky:

    An angel earthward bound.

    This messenger proclaimed anew

    The gospel’s joyful sound.

    In pow’r it would be preached on earth

    By men of God ordained;

    All men, all tongues, all nations would

    Accept and praise his name.

    2. In ancient days the gospel plan

    Was giv’n of God to men;

    In latter days the gospel is

    Restored to earth again.

    By holy prophets long proclaimed,

    By Saints and seers adored,

    It speaks the everlasting truths

    Of Jesus Christ, the Lord.

    3. Apostles of a former day

    To modern prophets came;

    They brought the priesthood of our Lord

    To bless the earth again.

    The pow’rs of heav’n are opened wide

    To men of God below;

    The knowledge, gifts, and keys are ours,

    All blessings to bestow.

    Text: Adapted by G. William Richards, 1918–2005. © 1985 IRI

    Music: H. Walford Davies, 1869–1941, alt. Based on the tune SOLEMN MELODY.

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    Joseph Smith—History 1:30–34, 68–72

    Doctrine and Covenants 128:20–21