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Lyrics: 3-5 Duet <br/>The Church will not die. <br/> JOSEPH (Offstage) <br/>My people, I know your feelings. <br/> (Coming onstage, wearing a white suit like Temple workers use.) <br/>My people, I know. <br/>You saw me walk from our city, <br/>YOUNG (Throughout the rest, he does not see Joseph) <br/>I in my heart and you in your sight, <br/>And he was alone among us. <br/> JOSEPH (Standing beside YOUNG) <br/>I gave you my vision, and under my hand I left you <br/>To do as I bid you, to preach the testament of the new world: <br/> YOUNG <br/>But we did not know him as we do now. <br/>I feel his presence and his loneliness: <br/>He would go to Carthage for us, he would die for us, <br/>And we did not want him to stay if he could do more. <br/> JOSEPH <br/>'If my brethren do not value my life, neither do I,' I cried. <br/>And I went among my enemies, who wanted me. <br/> YOUNG <br/>Now the light comes in the sky of my vision, <br/>The bird of God alights on the branch of Ephraim, <br/>The ages cry in my marrow: <br/> JOSEPH and YOUNG <br/>My heart shakes with the wonder of our knowing, the voice <br/>Of the millenniums in the crystal of earth; <br/>Our hand trembles over them, and they ripple <br/>Like the waters of Jordan and Zion <br/>In the meridian day o£ the Lord: <br/>We know the Testament and the voice <br/>That runs like the wonder of heaven <br/>Among the groves of Olivet. <br/>It draws us with it, and abroad as our mission has been <br/>Speaks His name. <br/> YOUNG <br/>Joseph, your hand! Where can you be? <br/> FORBES <br/>Brother Clayton, look! <br/>It is Joseph. <br/>The mantle of the Prophet has fallen on him! <br/>(Anderson comes forward with the mantle of the Prophet; Joseph takes it from him and puts it on Brigham's shoulders.) <br/> YOUNG <br/>Joseph, I feel your ghost, and you have delivered me <br/>Over the veil into the velvet planes <br/>And the white air that shatters into the rivers of stars <br/>We listen to from the pavilions of heaven, <br/> JOSEPH and YOUNG <br/>And all is new in the earth, <br/>Where the petals fall like the leaves of another year. <br/>Before me the people feel the breath of our being: <br/>The Saints must leave Nauvoo, <br/>And they weep in the fields for the harvests of grain; <br/>They watch the light flowing from the grove, westward <br/>To the cities of America in the havens of spring. <br/>The Spirit thrives in them, <br/>And we are left open to the people, <br/>And they weep for the mission before us <br/>And the scroll of the covenants you wrote upon: <br/>The dust rises; the seasons disappear; <br/>The people stir like the wings of returning memory <br/>And the exile of forgotten ages: the bronzed hand <br/>Breaks the seal, the lance of God <br/>Springs from the taut bow; <br/>Rushing, rushing, it rides in the waning afternoon; <br/> (Joseph leaves.) <br/> YOUNG <br/>Joseph, the swiftness is upon me; <br/>The certain hour and the flight of what is to be <br/>Arrow my days of wondering <br/>And you are with me in the mission <br/>You brought me to, that I cannot deny.
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