The Trials of the Present Day

First line: The trials of the present day

Original language: English

Words: Eliza R. Snow
Music: Thomas C. Griggs


To the Latter-Day Saints
, Nov 1843


1. The trials of the present dayRequire the saints to watch and pray,That they may keep the narrow wayTo the celestial glory.
2. For even saints may turn aside,For fear of ills that may betide,Or else induc’d by worldly pride,And lose celestial glory.
3. O’er rugged cliffs, and mountains high,Through sunless vales the path may lie,Our faith and confidence to tryIn the celestial glory.
4. Why should we fear, though cowards sayOld Anak’s host in ambush lay,Or there’s a lion in the wayTo the celestial glory.
5. Fear not, though life should be at stake,But think how Jesus, for our sakeEndur’d, that we might yet partakeOf the celestial glory.
6. We here may sometimes suffer wrong,But when we join with Enoch’s throngWe’ll loudly echo vict’ry’s songIn the celestial glory.
7. Be steadfast, and with courage holdThe key of God’s eternal mouldThat will the mysteries unfoldOf the celestial glory.
8. O, let your hearts and hands be pure,And faithful to the end endure,That you the blessing may secureOf the celestial glory.
9. With patience cultivate withinThose principles averse to sin,And be prepared to enter inTo the celestial glory.
10. The let the “Times and Seasons fly,”And bring the glorious period nigh,When Zion will be rais’d on highIn the celestial glory.

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Celestial Glory

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To the Latter-Day Saints

, Nov 1843