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Hearts of the Children (3 Nephi 25:5-6)
TitleHearts of the Children (3 Nephi 25:5-6)
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAnderson, Sharon Price
Book TitleThe Glory of the Son
Pagination29
PublisherTime Lines Etc.
CityOrem, UT
KeywordsElijah (Prophet); Genealogy; Poetry

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Hearts of the Children

I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers. (Mal. 4:5-6)
 
In the palm of one hand,
I hold the Book that begins
In the beginning. . . .
 
It was published in Philadelphia 
in 1806, the same year 
the Holy Roman Empire ended.
Two hundred years 
have discolored the paper,
brittled crumbling leather.
 
Carefully, 
as I would stroke feathers 
of a fallen sparrow,
I touch pages once edged with gold, 
examine fragile evidence 
of an ancestor’s life and faith.
 
I study the faded brown ink,
 
Sarah – wife of Hance Hamilton 
born October 20, 1800
sons – William and David 
 
and write the names of those who wait. 
 

 

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