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TitlePrecious Stones (3 Nephi 22:11-12)
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAnderson, Sharon Price
Book TitleThe Glory of the Son
PublisherTime Lines Etc.
CityOrem, UT
KeywordsHigh Priest; Poetry; Sanctification; Urim and Thummim

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Precious Stones  

The breastplate Aaron wore 
covered Urim-and-Thummim secrets 
and held signets set in gold,
precious stones for Israel’s house, 
jewels the color of creation—
diamond stars, opalescent moons,
topaz suns, and storm-cleared skies 
of sapphire, emerald forests, 
hummingbird’s ruby throat, 
and all earth’s wonders.
One day, the Lord, esteeming 
His children sanctified and pure, 
will fashion diadems with gems
more precious than all the crowns, 
scepters, orbs, and swords 
of worldly kings. 
Where jeweled temple windows, 
beautiful as His promises, 
prism light into sacred halls, 
across celestial walls,
He seals his peculiar treasure.


Scripture Reference

3 Nephi 22:11-12