Oh Give Me Back My Prophet Dear

Author: John Taylor
Composer: Varies by tune (see below)

Languages (2)

This song text has been indexed at SingPraises.net in the following languages:

  • Korean: 사랑하는 예언자와 축복사


Most common tunes for “Oh Give Me Back My Prophet Dear”

This chart shows the tunes that are paired with this text most frequently, in hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If the text appears with the same tune in multiple editions or translations of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once.

Appearances of “Oh Give Me Back My Prophet Dear” over time

This timeline shows which tunes have been used with this text over time, in hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Representative lyrics

English (Original Language)

1. Oh give me back my Prophet dear And Patriarch, Oh give them back The Saints of latter-days to cheer, And lead them in the gospel track! But Oh they’re gone from my embrace, From earthly scenes their spirits fled. Two of the best of Adam’s race Now lie entombed among the dead.

2. Ye men of wisdom, tell me why— No guilt, no crime in them were found, Their blood doth now so loudly cry From prison walls and Carthage ground. Your tongues are mute, but pray attend, The secret I will now relate Why those whom God to earth did lend Have met the suffering martyrs’ fate.

3. It is because they strove to gain Beyond the grave a heaven of bliss, Because they made the gospel plain And led the Saints to righteousness; It is because God called them forth And led them by his own right hand Christ’s coming to proclaim on earth And gather Israel to their land.

4. It is because the priests of Baal Were desperate their craft to save, And when they saw it doomed to fall, They sent the Prophets to their grave. Like scenes the ancient Prophets saw, Like these the ancient Prophets fell, And, till the resurrection dawn, Prophet and Patriarch, farewell!


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