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Journal of Discourses, Volume 6

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Journal of Discourses Volume 6

Delivered By PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG,

HIS TWO COUNSELLORS, THE TWELVE APOSTLES, AND OTHERS.

Reported By G. D. WATT, J. V. LONG, AND OTHERS,

And Humbly Dedicated to to the Latter-Day Saints in All the World

VOL. VI.

LIVERPOOL:

EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY ASA CALKIN, 42, ISLINGTON.

LONDON:

LATTER-DAY SAINTS' BOOK DEPOT, 35, JEWIN STREET, CITY.

1859.

Preface

In publishing the last two Volumes of the there have been more than ordinary difficulties to labour under. One of the effects of the wicked Expedition against the Saints in the Mountains was a suspension in the delivery of Discourses by the leading Elders of the Church. Nor was this all. As Jesus the Beloved Son was once left by his Father, that he might show forth the great integrity of his soul, so also it seemed at this time wisdom in the Father to leave his beloved Saints to manifest the vast integrity of their souls. Therefore the Lord and his Prophets and Apostles, for a moment, as it were, hid themselves and the voices of the Shepherds were not so often heard.

Of course, all this told upon the publication of the Journal of Discourses; for if there were no Discourses delivered, they could not be published; so that, to prevent the Journal from being discontinued, we were compelled to publish Sermons delivered in past years, Some of which had been already published in the Star. But although necessity compelled us thus to act, there are several good ends thereby reached. The Journal of Discourses will become a complete journal of all the Sermons delivered by the First Presidency and the Twelve. Besides this, in the Sixth Volume will be found published some of the choicest Sermons of the Prophet Brigham, and also many choice gems from others of the leading Shepherds of Israel. The Sixth Volume, therefore, cannot be other than a choice Volume to all its possessors, while many Saints have had the privilege of reading and possessing these gems of inspiration who were not in the Church when they were delivered.

We now respectfully offer to its readers the Sixth Volume of the Journal of Discourses. But we cannot close this Preface without expressing gratitude to our heavenly Father that the voices of the Shepherds of Israel are again heard, which gives us the prospect of publishing in the Seventh Volume many of their words of inspiration, power, and salvation.

THE PUBLISHER.


1: CHARACTER AND BEING OF GOD—CREATION—SALVATION OF THE DEAD—THE UNPARDONABLE SIN—RESURRECTION—BAPTISM OF THE SPIRIT, ETC.

Summary: A Discourse, by President Joseph Smith, delivered at the Conference held near the Temple, in Nauvoo, April 6, 1844. REPORTED BY W. RICHARDS, W. WOODRUFF, T. BULLOCK, AND W. CLAYTON.


2: THE WORK OF REFORMATION—THE UNITED STATES' ARMY—LABOURS OF "MORMON" MISSIONARIES—JUDGMENTS OF GOD, ETC.

Summary: A Discourse by Elder Orson Hyde.


3: "THE KINGDOM OF GOD OR NOTHING"

Summary: A Sermon by Elder John Taylor, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, November 1, 1857. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


4: TRUTH, LIFE, AND LIGHT—GOD ACTS THROUGH AGENTS—OBEDIENCE PRODUCES KNOWLEDGE, WHICH SUPERSEDES FAITH—THE SPIRIT OF MAN—REVELATION AND OBEDIENCE THERETO, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President Heber C. Kimball, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Morning, November 8, 1857. REPORTED BY LEO HAWKINS.


5: SOURCE OF TRUE HAPPINESS—PRAYER, ETC.

Summary: A Sermon by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, November 15, 1857. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


6: INJUSTICE OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TOWARDS THE SAINTS, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by Elder Orson Hyde, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, November 1, 1857. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


7: SHEDDING BLOOD—GOD'S PROVISION FOR HIS SAINTS

Summary: Remarks by President HEBER C. KIMBALL made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, November 15, 1857. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


8: OPPOSITION TO THE GOSPEL AND THE WORK OF GOD—HONESTY, ETC.

Summary: A Sermon by Elder ORSON HYDE, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, November 15, 1857. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


9: OPPOSITION TO "MORMONISM," ETC.

Summary: Remarks by Elder George A. Smith, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Morning, November 15, 1857. Reported By J. V. Long


10: FAITH AND WORKS—SUBMISSION TO AUTHORITY—THE LORD’S PROVISION FOR HIS SAINTS, ETC.

Summary: A Sermon by President Heber C. Kimball delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Morning, November 22, 1857. Reported By G. D. Watt


11: NEGLECT OF SUNDAY MEETINGS—THE SAINTS GATHERED FROM THE COMMON CLASSES OF SOCIETY—DISHONESTY, ETC.

Summary: A Discourse by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, November 22, 1857. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


12: UNITY ETC.

Summary: Discourse by Elder Amasa Lyman, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, Nov. 22, 1857. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG


13: KNOWLEDGE OBTAINED FROM HISTORY

Summary: Discourse by Elder George A. Smith, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, November 29, 1857. Reported by J. V. Long.


4: TRUTH, LIFE, AND LIGHT—GOD ACTS THROUGH AGENTS—OBEDIENCE PRODUCES KNOWLEDGE, WHICH SUPERSEDES FAITH—THE SPIRIT OF MAN—REVELATION AND OBEDIENCE THERETO, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President Heber C. Kimball, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Morning, November 8, 1857. REPORTED BY LEO HAWKINS.


15: ATTENTION AND REFLECTION NECESSARY TO AN INCREASE OF KNOWLEDGE—SELF-CONTROL—UNITY OF THE GODHEAD AND OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD

Summary: Discourse by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, November 29, 1857. Reported By G. D. Watt


16: UNISON—LIGHT OF THE SPIRIT—CAPABILITIES OF THE SAINTS TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR OWN WANTS, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President Heber C. Kimball, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Evening, November 29, 1857.


17: THE SAINTS' NEED OF THE SPIRIT—THE PRIESTHOOD—VITALITY AND GROWTH OF THE WORK OF GOD—ACCOMPLISHMENT OF GOD'S PURPOSES AND DESIGNS, ETC.

Summary: A Discourse by Elder JOHN TAYLOR, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, December 6, 1857. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


18: BLESSINGS OF THE SAINTS—CONDEMNATORY STATE AND CONDUCT OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD, ETC.

Summary: Remarks By Elder WILFORD WOODRUFF, make in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, December 6, 1857. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


19: ADVANCEMENT IN GOSPEL PRINCIPLES—ORDER, UNITY, AND AUTHORITY OF THE PRIESTHOOD, ETC.

Summary: A Discourse by President H. C. Kimball, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, December 13, 1857. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


20: ENMITY OF SECTARIAN PRIESTS TOWARDS THE SAINTS—ECONOMY—HOME MANUFACTURES, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President Heber C. Kimball, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, December 20, 1857. REPORTED BY LEO HAWKINS.


21: BLESSINGS OF THE SAINTS, ETC.

Summary: A discourse by Elder WILFORD WOODRUFF, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Morning, December 27, 1857. (Reported by J. V. Long.)


22: PROVIDENCE—IGNORANCE OF SECTARIAN PRIESTS—FREE AGENCY—RECREATION, ETC.

Summary: A DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, DECEMBER 27, 1857. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


23: SELF-GOVERNMENT—CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES—CHURCH GOVERNMENT, ETC.

Summary: A sermon by Elder ORSON HYDE, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 3, 1858. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


24: TRUE GOVERNMENT, UNION, AND PROGRESS—THE PRIESTHOOD THE CHANNEL OF DIVINE REVELATION

Summary: Remarks by Elder GEORGE A. SMITH, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 3, 1858. (REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.)


25: BLESSINGS OF THE SAINTS—HINDRANCES TO PROGRESS—OBJECT AND BENEFIT OF TRIALS—ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GOD'S HAND, SPIRIT, AND PRIESTHOOD, ETC.

Summary: A Discourse by Elder JOHN TAYLOR, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Morning, January 17, 1858. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


26: JUDGMENT ACCORDING TO WORKS—TEMPORAL NATURE OF DIVINE REVELATIONS—TEMPORAL RESOURCES AND DUTIES OF THE SAINTS ETC.

Summary: A discourse by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 17, 1858. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


27: MISSION TO ENGLAND—REMINISCENCES, ETC.

Summary: A Discourse by Elder EZRA T. BENSON, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Morning January 24, 1858. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG


28: INCREASING IN SAVING PRINCIPLES—DEDICATION—HOME PRODUCE AND MANUFACTURE, ETC.

Summary: A discourse by President HEBER C. KIMBALL, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake, Sunday Afternoon December 27, 1857. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


29: IDOLATRY, &c.

Summary: A Discourse by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, February 7, 1858. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


30: TESTIMONY OF GOD'S SERVANTS FAITHFULLY BORNE TO THE NATIONS—GENTILE OPPOSITION—JUDGEMENTS OF GOD—REDEMPTION OF ZION

Summary: A discourse by Elder ORSON PRATT, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, January 24, 1858. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


31: HAPPY PROSPECTS OF THE SAINTS—PERSECUTION—UNION, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President JOSEPH YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon October 11, 1857. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


32: THE RELIGION OF THE SAINTS AND ITS REJECTION BY THE WORLD—TRAINING OF CHILDREN—HOME MANUFACTURES

Summary: Remarks by Bishop LORENZO D. YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, December 13, 1857. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


33: THE PROSPERITY OF THE SAINTS DEPENDENT UPON THEIR BEING RIGHT BEFORE GOD—PRAYER AND WATCHFULNESS, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by Patriarch ISAAC MORLEY, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Morning, November 8, 1857. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


34: BLESSINGS OF OBEDIENCE, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President DANIEL SPENCER, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Morning, October 11, 1857. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG


35: PERSONAL FEELINGS AND EXPERIENCE, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by Elder ELIAS SMITH, made in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Morning, August 2, 1857. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


36: THE LORD'S PROVIDENTIAL CARE AND PROTECTION OF HIS PEOPLE—FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY, ETC.

Summary: A Discourse by Bishop LORENZO D. YOUNG, delivered in the Tabernacle Great Salt Lake City, October 25, 1857. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


37: UNPOPULARITY OF "MORMONISM"—REDEMPTION OF THE DEAD, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President JOSEPH YOUNG, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, July 26, 1857. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


38: TESTIMONY TO THE TRUTH—THE TRUE YOKE OF CHRIST—MODERN PROPHETS—THE WORLD VERSUS THE CHURCH, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President JOHN YOUNG, made in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, Wednesday Morning, April 8, 1857. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


39: PAST AND PRESENT HISTORY OF THE CHURCH—TRUST IN THE LORD AND HIS PRIESTHOOD, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by Bishop Lorenzo D. Young, made in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, August 16, 1857. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


40: THE PRIESTHOOD—THE SECOND ADVENT—THE GATHERING—SPIRITUAL MINISTRATIONS AND MANIFESTATIONS

Summary: Synopsis of an Address delivered by President JOSEPH SMITH, in Commerce, Illinois, Tuesday, June 2, 1839.


41: PERSONAL INTEREST IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD—ENDOWMENTS—HINTS TO PREACHERS, ETC.

Summary: Discourse by President JOSEPH YOUNG, Delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, Wednesday Afternoon, April 8, 1857. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG


42: LIBERTY, REFORM, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by elder EZRA T. BENSON, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, September 12, 1852.


43: EDUCATION

Summary: An Address delivered by P. P. PRATT, at the Fourteenth Ward Schoolhouse on Monday, December 26, 1853.


44: APOSTACY, &c.

Summary: Remarks by President JEDEDIAH M. GRANT, Made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, June 28, 1854.


45: INSTRUCTIONS AND COUNSEL TO DEPARTING MISSIONARIES

Summary: Remarks by President Heber C. Kimball at a Special Conference held in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, August 28, 1852. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


46: RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PRIESTHOOD

Summary: Remarks by Elder George A. Smith at a Special Conference held in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, August 28, 1852. Reported By G. D. Watt


47: CONDITION OF THE WORLD, &C.

Summary: Remarks by Elder John Taylor at a Special Conference held in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, August 28, 1852. Reported By G. D. Watt


48: ADDRESS TO DEPARTING MISSIONARIES

Summary: Remarks by Elder Ezra T. Benson at a Special Conference held in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, August 28, 1852. Reported By G. D. Watt


49: BUILDING UP THE KINGDOM OF GOD—HOW TO TREAT IMMIGRANT SAINT, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG at a Special Conference held in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, August 28, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


50: DEPARTURE OF MISSIONARIES WITHOUT PURSE OR SCRIP—BLESSINGS OF THE LORD UPON HIS FAITHFUL SERVANTS

Summary: Remarks by Elder ORSON PRATT at a Special Conference held in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, August 28, 1852. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


51: NECESSITY OF THE SERVANTS OF GOD BEING PURE IN HEART AND IN DEED—DEPENDENCE ON THE HOLY SPIRIT—CELESTIAL EXALTATIONS, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President Brigham Young at a Special Conference held in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, August 28, 1852. Reported By G. D. Watt


52: THE SACRAMENT—THE SABBATH—SECTARIAN OPPOSITION TO THE DOCTRINE AND ORDINANCE OF THE GOSPEL, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, at a Special Conference held in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, August 29, 1852. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


53: EXTENSIVE CHARACTER OF THE GOSPEL—COMPREHENSIVENESS OF DIVINE REVELATION

Summary: A Discourse by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, August 15, 1852. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


54: DEDICATION PRAYER

Summary: Offered up by President WILLARD RICHARDS in the New Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 6, 1852.


55: HEIRSHIP

Summary: A Discourse delivered by President Brigham Young, at a General Conference held in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 8, 1853.


56: HEIRSHIP—NECESSITY OF ADHERENCE TO THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE PRIESTHOOD—COUNSEL TO DEPARTING MISSIONARIES

Summary: A Speech by Elder Orson Hyde, delivered at a General Conference held in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 8, 1853.


57: THE LORD AT THE HEAD OF HIS KINGDOM—SELF-DISCIPLINE—NECESSITY FO CULTIVATING A KNOWLEDGE OF SCIENCE, AND PARTICULARLY OF THEOLOGY, ETC.

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, delivered at the Spring Conference, held in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 7, 1852.


58: DISCERNMENT—IMPORTANCE AND NECESSITY OF BEING TESTED—HONESTY OF CONDUCT—FAITHFULNESS—DISCIPLINE, ETC.

Summary: Address by President Heber C. Kimball, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 6, 1854.


59: PROPER TREATMENT OF THE INDIANS, ETC.

Summary: A Discourse by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City Lake, April 6, 1854.


60: LIGHT AND INFLUENCE OF THE SPIRIT—POWER OF EVIL—CHARACTER OF THE WILL, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President Brigham Young, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, June 19, 1859. Reported By G. D. Watt


61: PARABLE OF THE SOWER, ETC.

Summary: A Discourse by President Orson Hyde, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 6, 1854.


62: HUMAN AND DIVINE GOVERNMENT—THE LATTER-DAY KINGDOM, &c.

Summary: Remarks by president BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday p.m., July 31, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


63: POLYGAMY

Summary: Sermon by Elder Orson Pratt, Sen., delivered in the Tabernacle Great Salt Lake City, July 24, 1859. Reported By G. D. Watt


64: CELEBRATION OF THE FOURTH OF JULY

Summary: An Address by Elder George A. Smith, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, July 4, 1854.


65: CELEBRATION OF THE FOURTH OF JULY

Summary: An Address by Elder ORSON HYDE, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, July 4, 1854.


66: SCIENCE OF GRAMMAR, ETC.

Summary: A Lecture delivered by Elder ORSON HYDE, at the opening of his School in the Council Chamber, Great Salt Lake City, January 22, 1855.