Scripture Verse

Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. Luke 21:10–11


Words: Mark H. Fors­cutt, in The Saints’ Harp (La­mo­ni, Io­wa: Re­or­gan­ized Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter Day Saints, 1870).

Music: Ab­er Will­iam H. Monk, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Fors­cutt (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

William H. Monk (1823–1889)


Signs in the pes­ti­lence,
Signs in the ocean’s swell,
Signs in the fa­mine’s death-like stealth,
Th’ap­proach­ing end fore­tell.

Signs in the fears of men,
Signs in their rage for war,
Signs in their ge­ne­ral ar­ma­ment,
These, last-day to­kens are.

Signs in the dark­ened sun,
Signs in the moon of blood,
Signs in the swift­ly fall­ing stars,
Signs all or­dained by God.

Signs in the weal and woe
Of Is­ra­el ga­ther­ing home,
Signs in the truth re­vealed and preached,
The lat­ter days have come.