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Journal of Discourses, Volume 15

Journal of Discourses Volume 15

BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG,

HIS TWO COUNSELLORS, AND THE TWELVE APOSTLES.

REPORTED BY D. W. EVANS, J. Q. CANNON AND MISS JULIA YOUNG,

AND RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS IN ALL THE WORLD.

VOL. XV

LIVERPOOL:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY ALBERT CARRINGTON, 42, ISLINGTON.

LONDON:

LATTER-DAY SAINTS' BOOK DEPOT, 20, BISHOP'S GROVE, ISLINGTON.

1873.

Preface

WE take great pleasure in presenting to the Saints and the world the Fifteenth Volume of the JOURNAL of DISCOURSES, which they will find contains rich treasures of information concerning the glorious principles of Eternal Life, as revealed through God's anointed servants in these last days.

All who read the discourses contained in this Volume are earnestly recommended to adapt them to their lives by practice, and we can confidently assure them that, in doing so, they are laying up a store of knowledge that will save and exalt them in the Celestial kingdom.

THE PUBLISHER.


1: THE LORD'S SUPPER—PROGRESSION—CO-OPERATION—INDEPENDENCE by Brigham Young (1-7)

Summary: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, Delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, April 28th, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


2: HIS TESTIMONY—THE FULFILLING OF PROPHECY—ADVICE TO MOTHERS by Wilford Woodruff (7-12)

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER WILFORD WOODRUFF, Delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, April 6, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


3: PERSECUTION—MISSIONARIES—EMIGRATION by George A. Smith (13-16)

Summary: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT GEORGE A. SMITH, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 7, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


4: HIS IMPRISONMENT—EMIGRATING THE POOR—THE USE OF RICHES—TITHING by Brigham Young (16-21)

Summary: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, Delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Morning, April 28, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


5: REVELATION—FORMER AND LATTER-DAY DISPENSATIONS—THE SURE TRIUMPH OF THE CAUSE OF ZION

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 7, 1872.(Reported by David W. Evans.)


6: PATRIARCHAL MARRIAGE—THE SETTLEMENT OF UTAH

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT GEORGE A. SMITH, Delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday, May 19, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


7: RICHES—HURRY—FASHION—HELPING THE POOR—MYSTERIES

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Ogden City, Sunday Afternoon, May 26th, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


8: THE LATTER-DAY KINGDOM—THE PRESENT FULFILMENT OF ANCIENT PROPHECY

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, APRIL 7, 1872.(Reported by David W. Evans)


9: SECOND COMING OF CHRIST—PREPARATORY WORK THERETO

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, DECEMBER 18, 1870. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


10: CONTINUED TEACHING NECESSARY—IGNORANCE OF PROFESSORS OF MODERN CHRISTIANITY—PRAYER, ETC.

Summary: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, Delivered in the Bowery, Brigham City, June 9, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


11: THE SETTING UP OF GOD'S KINGDOM IN THESE LATTER DAYS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, February 4, 1872.(REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


12: COMPREHENSIVENESS OF THE LATTER-DAY WORK

Summary: REMARKS BY ELDER WILFORD WOODRUFF, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, APRIL 8, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


13: OBSERVE THE SABBATH DAY

Summary: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 1872 (Reported by David W. Evans.)


14: THE GOSPEL PLAN—IT MUST BE OBEYED IF ITS BLESSINGS BE SECURED—GOD'S KINGDOM HAS COME

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT DANIEL H. WELLS, DELIVERED IN THE BOWERY, BRIGHAM CITY, SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1872. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


15: SACRAMENT—SELF-EXAMINATION—RECOLLECTIONS OF EARLY LIFE—REFLECTIONS ON SCENES OF CHILDHOOD, AFTER AN ABSENCE OF FORTY YEARS

Summary: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT GEORGE A. SMITH, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY, JULY 7, 1872 (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


16: REVELATION FROM HEAVEN AND ITS CONTINUANCE NECESSARY

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, August 4, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evens.)


17: THOSE WHO HEAR THE GOSPEL MUST OBEY IT, OR THEY CANNOT BE SAVED BY IT

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEORGE Q. CANNON, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON. JULY 14, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


18: THE FULLNESS OF THE GOSPEL—ITS POWER TO UNITE—ITS COMPREHENSIVENESS—DEFINITION OF ITS PRIESTHOOD—CONDITION APOSTATES

Summary: DISCOURSES BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, Delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, August 11, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


19: FAULT FINDING—ADVICE-WHOLESALE CO-OPERATIVE STORE FOR LOGAN—DRESS-MARITAL RELATION—ESTABLISHING ZION

Summary: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED IN THE BOWERY, LOGAN CITY, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 18, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


20: INCREASE OF SAINTS SINCE JOSEPH SMITH'S DEATH—JOSEPH SMITH'S SONS—RESURRECTION AND MILLENNIAL WORK

Summary: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED AT FARMINGTON, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, AUG. 24, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


21: GOD'S WAYS NOT AS MAN'S WAYS

Summary: REMARKS BY BRIGHAM YOUNG, JUN., DELIVERED AT FARMINGTON, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 25th, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


22: TITHING

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEORGE Q. CANNON, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 8, 1872 (Reported by David W. Evans.)


23: SAINTS SHOULD SUSTAIN THEMSELVES—KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS—ABUSES—POWER OF RIGHTEOUS COMBINATION OF LABOR

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED AT THE 42ND SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE, SALT LAKE CITY, OCTOBER 9, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


24: THINGS OF GOD REVEALED ONLY BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD—DEVELOPMENT OF THE WORK OF GOD, ETC.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY, MAY 26, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


25: REVIEW OF GOD'S DEALINGS WITH THE PROPHET JOSEPH—COMING FORTH OF THE BOOK OF MORMON—GATHERING, ETC.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 22, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


26: TESTIMONY—SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES—WORD OF WISDOM

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER BRIGHAM YOUNG, JUN., DELIVERED AT THE 42ND SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE, SALT LAKE CITY, OCTOBER 8, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


27: ZION—THE DUTY OF ITS CITIZENS—TESTIMONY

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ERASTUS SNOW, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, OCTOBER 7, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


28: GATHERING—ITS SPIRIT—ITS OBJECT—DUTIES OF THE GATHERED SAINTS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEORGE Q. CANNON, DELIVERED AT THE 42ND SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE, SALT LAKE CITY, OCTOBER 8, 1872 (Reported by David W. Evans.)


29: CHOICE OF RULERS—HEADSHIP—ONE MAN POWER—THE YOKE OF JESUS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED AT THE 42nd SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE, SALT LAKE CITY, OCTOBER 7, 1872. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


30: THE ORDER OF ENOCH

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, Delivered at the 42nd Semi-Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, October 9, 1872. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


31: SPIRIT OF LIGHT AND TRUTH—ITS VALUE—ITS OPPOSITE NECESSARY—FINAL TRIUMPH OF LIGHT AND TRUTH

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE 13th WARD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, NOV. 24, 1872. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


32: PRE-EXISTENCE OF OUR SPIRITS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT DELIVERED IN THE 14TH WARD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, SUNDAY AFTERNOON. DEC. 15, 1872 (Reported by David W. Evans)


33: TRUE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, Delivered in the 13th Ward Assembly Rooms, Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, Dec. 29, 1872.(Reported by David W. Evans.)


34: GOD THE SOURCE OF ALL GOOD—THE COMMON LOVE OF A MAN FOR INCREASE—THE NECESSITY OF RIGHTEOUSLY DIRECTING OUR POWERS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED IN THE 13TH WARD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 5 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


35: THE SIGNS OF THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN—THE SAINTS' DUTIES by Wilford Woodruff (275-284)

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER WILFORD WOODRUFF, DELIVERED IN THE 13TH WARD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, SALT LAKE CITY, JANUARY 12, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


36: THE SPIRIT AND PRINCIPLES OF THE GOSPEL THE SAME AS OF OLD—EARLY EXPERIENCE OF SETTLERS OF UTAH—RELIGIOUS LIBERTY—MODERN SO-CALLED CIVILIZATION—BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED IN THE 13TH WARD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY EVENING, JAN. 12, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


37: UNIVERSALITY AND ETERNITY OF THE GOSPEL

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEORGE Q. CANNON, DELIVERED IN THE 14TH WARD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, SALT LAKE CITY, Sunday Evening, Jan. 12, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


38: REWARDS ACCORDING TO WORKS—TITHING

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT ORSON HYDE, DELIVERED IN THE 14TH WARD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON JANUARY 19, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


39: DIFFERENT DEGREES OF REWARD AND OF PUNISHMENT—MARRIAGE FOR ETERNITY NECESSARY TO A FULLNESS OF CELESTIAL GLORY

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE 14TH WARD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY EVENING, JAN. 19, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


40: THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD'S SUPPER

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOSEPH F. SMITH, DELIVERED IN THE 13TH WARD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, FEB. 9, 1873. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS)


41: LATTER-DAY JUDGMENTS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE 13TH WARD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 26, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


42: HIS ACQUAINTANCE WITH THE DECEASED—INCIDENTS IN THE LATTER'S LIFE SINCE HE JOINED THE CHURCH

Summary: REMARKS BY ELDER WILFORD WOODRUFF, At The Funeral Services of Elder William Pitt, in the 14th Ward Assembly Rooms, Salt Lake City Sunday Morning, Feb. 23, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


43: CERTAINTY OF DEATH—BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD THE SAINTS OBTAIN THE FULLNESS OF THE BLESSINGS OF THE GOSPEL—GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF HIS PEOPLE

Summary: REMARKS BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, At the Funeral Services of Elder Wm. Pitt, Delivered in the 14th Ward Assembly Rooms, Salt Lake City, Sunday Morning, February 23, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


44: CHARACTER OF THE DECEASED—MANIFESTATIONS OF THE POWER OF GOD THE SAINTS HAVE NO INTEREST APART FORM THE KINGDOM OF GOD—THE FEAR OF DEATH

Summary: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT DANIEL H. WELLS, DELIVERED AT THE FUNERAL SERVICE OF ELDER WM. PITT, IN THE 14TH WARD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 23, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


45: CONSECRATION—TEMPORAL EQUALLY—SELFISHNESS TO BE OVERCOME—RESURRECTION—RETURN TO JACKSON COUNTY—GLORY OF ZION

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, Delivered in the 16th Ward Assembly Rooms, Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, March 9, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


46: THE TIMES OF OUR SAVIOR COMPARED WITH THE PRESENT—REVELATION—DUTIES OF THE SAINTS—SELF TO BE OVERCOME—COMING OF CHRIST

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEORGE Q. CANNON, DELIVERED IN THE 13TH WARD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 23, 1873. (The 11th chapter of Hebrews was read as text.) (Reported by David W. Evans.)