1843

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William Phelps-Go With Me

FROM W. W. PHELPS TO JOSEPH SMITH: THE PROPHET.

VADE MECUM (TRANSLATED.) GO WITH ME.

Go with me, will you go to the saints that have died,—

To the next, better world, where the righteous reside;

Where the angels and spirits in harmony be

In the joys of a vast paradise? Go with me.

Go with me where the truth and the virtues prevail;

Where the union is one, and the years never fail;

Not a heart can conceive, nor a nat'ral eye see

What the Lord has prepar'd for the just. Go with me.

Go with me where there is no destruction or war;

Neither tyrants, or sland'rers, or nations ajar;

Where the system is perfect, and happiness free,

And the life is eternal with God. Go with me.

Go with me, will you go to the mansions above,

Where the bliss, and the knowledge, the light, and the love,

And the glory of God do eternally be?—

Death, the wages of sin, is not there. Go with me.

Nauvoo, January, 1843.