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Journal of Discourses, Volume 7

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Journal of Discourses Volume 7

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 THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS IN ALL THE WORLD.

VOL. VII.

LIVERPOOL:

EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY AMASA LYMAN, 42, ISLINGTON.

LONDON:

LATTER-DAY SAINTS' BOOK DEPOT, 30, FLORENCE STREET, CROSS STREET, ISLINGTON.

1860.

Preface

VENERABLE custom and the formalities of book-making seem to call for prefaces with some show of authority; yet it is not so imperative that long ones should be written. Although complying, then, with venerable custom in this matter, we do not propose writing a long preface to this Volume.

In presenting to its patrons, completed, the Seventh Volume of the Journal of Discourses, we do not deem it necessary to descant largely on the merits of this work, and the future value of a complete set of volumes of Discourses of the First Presidency and leading men of the Church. A bare reference to that fact will suffice to bring it out to the appreciation of its subscribers, and they will readily see how much the importance and value of their libraries in Zion will be enhanced in years to come by a complete series of the Journal of Discourses. Moreover, independent of these considerations, their present value and present interest far transcend their cost, or the pains of a careful reading.

In offering the Seventh Volume of the Journal of Discourses to its patrons, we shall leave it to declare its own intrinsic merits to those who have read its contents, while of the future volumes let it suffice to affirm that there is abundant reason to expect that, in the eventful times to come, the Discourses of the First Presidency and leading authorities of the Church will increase in their importance and add to the richness of their treasures.

THE PUBLISHER.


1: NATURE OF MAN—HAPPINESS—INFLUENCE OF GOD'S SPIRIT UPON MANKIND, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President Brigham Young, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, July 3, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


2: CELEBRATION OF THE FOURTH OF JULY

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, July 4, 1854.


3: SANCTIFICATION

Summary: A Discourse by President H. C. Kimball, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, July 16, 1854.


4: EVIDENCES OF THE BIBLE AND BOOK OF MORMON COMPARED

Summary: A Discourse by Elder ORSON PRATT, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 2, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT


5: ADHERENCE TO "MORMONISM"—PERPETUAL EMIGRATION FUND

Summary: An address by President HEBER C. KIMBALL, delivered at the General Conference, in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 6, 1854.


6: WISDOM MANIFEST IN ALL GOD'S DEALINGS WITH THE SAINTS

Summary: A Discourse by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 28, 1858. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


7: DIVINE GOVERNMENT—HOSTILITY OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TOWARDS THE SAINTS

Summary: A Discourse delivered by Elder Orson Hyde.


8: PECULIARITY OF "MORMONS"—OBEDIENCE TO THE DICTATES OF THE SPIRIT—KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, delivered in the Bowery, Provo, June 27, 1858.


9: PERPETUAL EMIGRATING FUND, ETC.

Summary: An Address by Elder GEORGE A. SMITH, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 6, 1854.


10: APOSTACY THE RESULT OF IGNORANCE—TRUE GOVERNMENT, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, Delivered in the Bowery, Provo, June 6, 1858. REPORTED BY J. B. MILNER


11: ENGLISH GRAMMAR

Summary: Opening Address of Elder ORSON HYDE, delivered before his Class at the Social Hall, G.S.L. City, on Tuesday evening, December 14, 1858.


12: CELEBRATION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

Summary: Speech by Elder G. A. Smith delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, July 4, 1855. Reported by G. D. Watt.


13: ELIJAH'S LATTER—DAY MISSION

Summary: A Sermon by Elder ORSON PRATT, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, August 28, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


14: DUTY OF SUSTAINING AND UPHOLDING THE FIRST PRESIDENCY IN ALL THEIR OPERATIONS, ETC.

Summary: A Discourse by Elder DANIEL H. WELLS, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 9, 1856 REPORTED BY G. D. WATT


15: EARLY EVENTS OF THE CHURCH, ETC.

Summary: A Discourse by Elder Wilford Woodruff, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday afternoon, January 10, 1858. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG


16: CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

Summary: A Speech by Elder ORSON HYDE, delivered in Great Salt Lake City, July 4, 1853.


17: DIVINE ORIGIN OF "MORMONISM"—DOINGS AND SAYINGS OF EARLY OPPOSERS AND APOSTATES

Summary: Remarks by Elder GEORGE A. SMITH, made in the Tabernacle, Great Lake City, January 10, 1858 REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


18: THE PEOPLE OF GOD IN ALL AGES LED BY ONE SPIRIT, AND SUBJECT TO PERSECUTION-CONDITION OF THE WORLD

Summary: A Sermon by Elder JOHN TAYLOR, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 10, 1858. Reported By G. D. Watt.


19: EFFECTED BY THE POWER AND TESTIMONY OF HIS SPIRIT, AND NOT BY THE TALENTS OF MEN, ETC. THE WORK OF GOD AMONG THE NATIONS

Summary: Remarks by Elder ERASTUS SNOW, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, September 18, 1859 REPORTED BY G. D. WATT


20: DILIGENCE IN PREACHING TO THE WORLD—PROVIDENCES OF GOD AROUND THE SAINTS—CHARITY—GOD'S SPIRIT DISTRIBUTED AMONG ALL MANKIND—TRIALS, &c.

Summary: Discourse by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, December 18, 1859 REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


21: NECESSITY OF TRIALS—GLORY OF THE SAINT'S RELIGION—GOVERNMENT OF GOD, ETC.

Summary: A sermon by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, May 22, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


22: GOVERNMENT OF GOD

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday afternoon, May 22, 1859 REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


23: GOVERNMENT OF GOD—PROGRESSIVE CHARACTER OF "MORMONISM"—CONCENTRATION OF THE MIND

Summary: Remarks by Elder Orson Hyde, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, February 12, 1860. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


24: CONCENTRATION OF THE MIND

Summary: Remarks by Elder ORSON PRATT, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, February 12, 1860. Reported by G. D. WATT.


25: DEPENDENCE ON GOD AS THE FOUNTAIN OF ALL WISDOM, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Morning, May 29, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


26: WANT OF GOVERNING CAPACITIES AMONG MEN ELEMENTS OFSACRAMENT—APOSTACY, ETC.

Summary: A Sermon by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, June 5, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT


27: INSPIRATION—IMPORTANCE OF HEEDING THE REVELATIONS OF GOD, ETC.

Summary: A Discourse by HEBER C. KIMBALL, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday, September 11, 1859 REPORTED BY J. V. LONG


28: RESURRECTION OF THE BODY—THE SPIRIT WORLD, ETC.

Summary: An Address by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, delivered at the Funeral of his Sister, Fanny Young, June 12, 1859. Reported by G. D. Watt.


29: PERSONAL REMINISCENCES AND TESTIMONY CONCERNING THE PROPHET JOSEPH AND THE CHURCH, ETC.

Summary: A Sermon by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, July 10, 1859. Reported by G. D. Watt.


30: LIGHT OF THE SPIRIT—MORALITY—INDEPENDENCE OF THE HUMAN WILL—INCARNATION OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, June 19, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


31: TRIALS, ETC.

Summary: A Discourse by Elder JOHN TAYLOR, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, November 13, 1859. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


32: PRIESTHOOD AND ETERNAL LIFE

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


33: DUTY OF THE SAINTS TO LIVE THEIR RELIGION

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, August 4, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


34: THEOCRACY

Summary: A Discourse by Elder ORSON PRATT, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, on Sunday morning August 14, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


35: VOTING TO SUSTAIN THE AUTHORITIES OF THE CHURCH—APPOINTMENT OF ELDER CANNON TO FILL UP THE QUORUM OF THE TWELVE—REMARKS TO DEPARTING MISSIONARIES

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 7, 1860. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


36: GREATER RESPONSIBILITIES OF THOSE WHO KNOW THE TRUTH, &c.

Summary: A Discourse by President HEBER C. KIMBALL, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, on Sunday afternoon, August 28, 1859. REPORTED BY J. V. LONG.


37: PROVIDENCES OF GOD—PRIVILEGES AND DUTIES OF THE SAINTS—SPIRITUAL OPERATIONS AND MANIFESTATIONS—THE SPIRIT WORLD, &c.

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, September 1, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


38: PRIVILEGES AND DUTIES OF THE SAINTS—HOME MANUFACTURES, &c.

Summary: Remarks by President DANIEL H. WELLS, in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 7, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


39: THE ANCIENT GOSPEL—ADAM'S TRANSGRESSION, AND MAN'S REDEMPTION FROM ITS PENALTY, &c.

Summary: A Sermon by Elder ORSON PRATT, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, September 11, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


40: BLESSINGS OF ASSOCIATION—ORIGINAL PURITY OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT—TRIALS AND TEMPTATIONS, &c.

Summary: Instructions by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, given in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 6, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


41: POSSESSION OF THE SPIRIT, &c.

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Oct. 6, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


42: IMPORTANCE OF HOME MANUFACTURES, PRODUCE, &C.

Summary: Remarks by President DANIEL H. WELLS delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, September 1, 1859 REPORTED BY G. D. WATT


43: ETERNAL LIFE—BLESSINGS AND PRIVILEGES OF SAINTS

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 6, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


44: UNION ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 7, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


45: INTELLIGENCE, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 9, 1859. Reported by G. D. Watt


46: DEVOTEDNESS TO "MORMONISM"—RESPONSIBILITY

Summary: Remarks by President D. H. WELLS, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 16, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT


47: THE GOSPEL OF SALVATION ETC.

Summary: Discourse delivered by Elder AMASA LYMAN, in the Ninth Ward School House, Great Salt Lake City, December 25, 1859 REPORTED BY J. V. LONG


48: PRIVILEGES AND EXPERIENCE OF THE SAINTS, ETC.

Summary: Exhortation by Elder ORSON PRATT, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, September 18, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


49: SOWING AND REAPING—FULFILMENT OF COVENANTS

Summary: Remarks by President ORSON HYDE, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 6, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


50: UNION, ETC.

Summary: A Discourse by Elder JOHN TAYLOR, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 7, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


51: ONENESS, &c.

Summary: Remarks by President HEBER C. KIMBALL, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 7, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


52: PROGRESS IN KNOWLEDGE, &c.

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 8, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


53: RE-ORGANIZATION OF THE HIGH COUNCIL—APPOINTMENT OF YOUNG MEN TO OFFICES IN THE PRIESTHOOD, &C.

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 8, 1859 Reported by G. D. Watt


54: THE GOSPEL—TITHING—RELIGION IN THE HOME CIRCLE

Summary: A Discourse by Elder AMASA LYMAN, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, December 25, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT


55: ONENESS OF THE PRIESTHOOD—INDEPENDENCE OF ZION—TIME AND ETERNITY—EVIL HABITS AND PRACTICES, &c.

Summary: Remarks by President HEBER C. KIMBALL made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 1, 1860. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


56: SUBMISSION TO THE DIVINE WILL—ETERNAL LIFE, &c.

Summary: A Discourse by Elder ERASTUS SNOW, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt City, January 5, 1860. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


57: THE GOSPEL

Summary: A Discourse by Elder JOHN TAYLOR, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 15, 1860. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


58: UNION OF SPIRIT AND SENTIMENT—SUBMISSION TO THE LIVING ORACLES OF THE CHURCH-A CONFESSION, &C.

Summary: Remarks by Elder ORSON PRATT, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 29, 1860.