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Book of Mormon, hid for ages

Book of Mormon, hid for ages

Author: H. S. Dille (1867)
Tune: CORONAE (Monk)
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Book of Mormon, hid for ages
On Cumorah's lonely hill,
Written by those ancient sages
Whom Jehovah taught his will;
Glad we hail it,
Fullness of the gospel still!

2 Hail this record, saints in Zion,
Hidden by Moroni's hand
Till the God our souls rely on
Unto Joseph gave command
To translate it,
Send it forth to every land.

3 Hail the glorious light of Nephi,
Hail the truths that Alma taught;
We will trust in God like Lehi,
Seek the Lord as Mormon sought;
Like Moroni,
Buy the truth and sell it not.

4 Israel, gather round this standard;
Laman, see thy guiding star;
Judah, rally round thy banner;
Come, ye Gentiles, from afar;
Book of Mormon!
It is truth's triumphal car!

Source: The Hymnal #231

Author: H. S. Dille

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Text Information

First Line: Book of Mormon, hid for ages
Author: H. S. Dille (1867)



William H. Monk (PHH 332) composed CORONAE in 1871. The following year it was published in J Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes Old and New as a setting for Thomas Kelly's text "Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious." That text had "Crown him!" in each stanza, thus the title for this tune. A bar fo…

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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

The Hymnal #231

The Saints' Harp #d148

The Saints' Hymnal #d42

The Saints' Hymnal #d37

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