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THE MORMON BISHOPS LAMENT
I AM a Mormon bishop and I will tell you what I know. I joined the confraternity some forty years ago. I then had youth upon my brow and eloquence my
tongue, But I had the sad misfortune then to meet with Brigham Young.
He said, " Young man, come join our band and bid
hard work farewell, You are too smart to waste your time in toil by hill
and dell; There is a ripening harvest and our hooks shall find
the fool And in the distant nations we shall train them in
our school."
I listened to his preaching and I learned all the role, And the truth of Mormon doctrines burned deep
within my soul. I married sixteen women and I spread my new belief, I was sent to preach the gospel to the pauper and
the thief.
'Twas in the glorious days when Brigham was our only Lord and King, 47






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