The Lord Imparted from Above

First line: The Lord imparted from above The “Word of Wisdom” / The Lord imparted from above

Original language: English

Words: Eliza R. Snow
Music: George Careless


The Word of Wisdom
, Aug 1840


1. The Lord imparted from aboveThe word of wisdom for our blessing?But shall it unto many proveA gift that is not worth possessing?
2. Have we not been divinely taught,To heed its voice and highly prize it?Then who shall once indulge the thoughtIt can be better to despise it?
3. Has self denial grown a task?Or has that word been vainly spoken,Or why, I fain would humbly ask,Why is that word, so often broken.
4. It is a straight and narrow way,That leads to the Celestial City:That high taught saints should go astray,Thro’ gentile customs, is a pitty.
5. O; that the saints would all regardEach gracious word that God has givenAnd prize the favor of the LordAbove all things beneath the heaven.

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The Word of Wisdom

, Aug 1840