1 A calm and gentle quiet reigns tonight;
There's not a cloud upon a single brow;
And every heart is swelling with delight,
For peace is brooding sweetly o'er us now;
And every bosom feels the thrilling touch
Of spirit and the touch of holy fire,
The precious boon for which we pray so much,
In answer to our earnest hearts desire.
2 We thank the Lord that we have lived to see
The good he bringeth in this latter day;
Our earnest prayers to him shall ever be
To keep our feet within the narrow way,
For we have walked in darkness hitherto,
And had but just a little ray of light,
But now the blessings fall as morning dew,
And truth is shining as the morning bright.
3 We must not wait for now the time is ours,
And if I wait, another waits for me;
We see the workings of contending powers;
The darkness and the holy light we see.
Then let us render service to the Lord,
And drive whose clouds of fear and doubt away,
That we may all rejoice with one accord
Until the dawning of that perfect day.
Youngest son of Joseph Smith, Jr., and his first wife, Emma. Active in leadership positions in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (now the Community of Christ). Poet. Go to person page >