175 years ago today - Dec 26, 1844

In "A Voice From the Prophet. 'Come to Me,'" recently-slain Joseph Smith beckons Latter-day Saints to join him in heaven (compsed by William W. Phelps for the dedication of the Seventies Hall at Nauvoo where they were sung by a choir on the day after Christmas, 1844). Compare to "O My Father," composed several months later, and to the Adam-God doctrine.

Come to me, here are Adam and Eve at the head

Of a multitude quicken'd and rais'd from the dead:

Here's the knowledge that was, or that is, or will be

In the gen'ral assembly of worlds: Come to me.

Come to me; here's the myst'ry that man hath not seen;

Here's our Father in heaven, and Mother, the Queen,

Here are worlds that have been, and the worlds yet to be,

Here's eternity,—endless; amen: Come to me.

[Grunder, Rick, Mormon Parallels: A Bibliographic Source]

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