Joel H. Johnson's "I'll Come to Thee Joseph" (1882)

I'll come to thee Joseph, and dwell with the blest,
In mansions of glory, where Saints are at rest;
Where angels and Saints, too, in glory are free,
To dwell with the righteous: I'll soon come to thee.

I'll come to thee, Joseph, for war, plague, and strife,
Are not known where you are, as known in this life,
Where order is perfect, no jars can there be,
To share life eternal, I'll soon come to thee.

I'll come to thee, Joseph, and like thee prepare
The way for my kindred, who soon shall come there,
With all that have died, who the light wish to see;
To tell them this glad news, I'll soon come to thee.

I'll come to thee, Joseph, where Adam and Eve
Are now at the head; where the quickened receive
All knowledge that was, that is, and shall be.
To share in the glory: I'll soon come to thee.

I'll come to thee, Joseph, more fully to know
The blessings I've gained through my mission below;
My Father and Mother celestial to see;
And by their permission, I'll soon come to thee.

I'll come to thee, Joseph, with all that are true,
With Prophets, Apostles and Seventies too,
With High Priests, and Elders, who love thee so free,
When done with our labor; we'll all come to thee.


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