Young Men of Zion

    “Young Men of Zion,” New Era, May 2004, 10–11

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    Young Men of Zion

    Commissioned for the 175th anniversary of the restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood, May 15, 2004

    1. Young men of Zion, all who bear

    The priesthood Aaron bore,

    Who watch and teach, expound, exhort

    As ancients did before.

    Remember John the Baptist,

    Who conferred this pow’r of old;

    Let us prepare the way of Christ

    As he did, strong and bold.


    O be strong in the Lord,

    In the power of his might,

    Then come, put on his armor

    And stand up for the right.

    For we bear his priesthood

    And he gives our call;

    With faith in his power,

    We give the Lord our all!

    2. Young men of Zion, let us do

    Our duty to our God

    And magnify our callings as

    We walk where Christ has trod;

    Administ’ring the sacrament

    And minist’ring with love,

    We baptize to unlock the gate

    That leads to heaven above.

    3. Young men of Zion, let us live

    That we may soon obtain

    The priesthood of Melchizedek

    And temple blessings gain.

    We’ll go and teach the nations all,

    Endowed with heav’nly pow’r,

    And lead our fam’lies unto Christ

    As watchmen on the tow’r!

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    Music, Young Men of Zion
    Music, Young Men of Zion

    Photography by Steve Bunderson