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

Introduction

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).

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

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William H. Monk
(1823–1889)

Lyrics

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.