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Lyrics: 2-10 Aria <br/>YOUNG (Gazing up to heaven) <br/>We are as straws together in a swirl of wind; <br/>We pass over the land until the wind puts us down. <br/>Joseph, the Twelve remain, and the ache <br/>Of your vision is with us and must be fulfilled. <br/>I have stumbled in your presence, wondering <br/>How to serve you and whom you served. <br/>My hard hands have taken yours, inquiring. <br/> (Kneeling) <br/>How can I be of use? I have looked into your eyes <br/>And have seen the far horizons of the West, <br/>The wagons and the prairies white and golden <br/>Under a summer day. I have seen the cleavage <br/>Of land from the mountains. In the depths <br/>Of my heart I wander there, where the gulls <br/>Ride above a silver sea and the sky <br/>Like a veil hangs over a great valley. <br/> (Rising) <br/>How can I know where this may be, <br/>Except as I remember you in my stride <br/>That brings me west? I have come from the East <br/>To find you, and I have found you only here. <br/>As you are carried in death, so I must find you <br/>Beyond the river, along the trail, westward still <br/>Where the people may gather, where <br/>The mountains decline with the sun. <br/>I have seen the inland sea in the silence <br/>Of your eyes. Where can you have gone but there? <br/>You are gone, and I look around at the strange land; <br/>You are gone, and I hear the wind answer me. <br/>In the west the valley lies: the great blue peaks <br/>Rise in the haze where the wagons go; where we go <br/>The land is like the palm of God. Joseph, <br/>I await the touch of your hand and your arm about me <br/>To guide me there; where you call, I must go <br/>As I have always gone. <br/>Brother Rigdon, he must rest, but we shall not. <br/>We cannot abandon him, though we leave him in IIlinois.
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