From the Dust
My voice from the dust a warning, my life to be a light,
My words engraven upon God’s plates shining clear and bright.
My mission to find you as you face the storm of life,
My mission to strengthen
you in a world of sin and strife.
I reach from the dust my
brother, I call you to be more,
I reach to reveal the way that your foundation may be sure.
I witness of Jesus Christ born to set men free,
I witness with all I am that you may come to see.
From the dust my light still shining for my Heavenly King,
From the dust I show the one who lived to take away deaths sting.
Engraven in my heart the truth I bring to thee,
I write upon these holy plates that you may come to see.
O man will you hearken to the one who suffered for you?
O man will you embrace
your Savior for he can make you new?
O man will you choose light or will you wander in the dark?
O man will you find joy or a place grim and stark?
One day you will see me, for we will stand face to face,
My King will then reveal to you that my words held heavens grace.
My voice from the dust was His voice crying out with care,
My words engraven were the truth He called
me to share.
May you hearken my brother as I call for you
May you accept His light and way and shine with me above.
together we may rejoice in the peace of our dear King,
That together by His grace we may live and sing!
Hallelujah, hallelujah, to the holy one so dear,
Hallelujah, hallelujah our hearts are filled with cheer!
We live by His power, we are brought forth to joy,
Our King has brought peace that none can destroy!
Written by Michelene
This poem was inspired by Nephis words found in 2 Nephi chapter 33. I am so grateful to hear his voice and
to follow his sacred witness of truth. It is so beautiful to feel this holy prophet reaching out to me in my day. His example and testimony have added to who I am and how I stand and fight! I am so very grateful for his sacrifice and diligence
in recording his words in the Book of Mormon. I am blessed by all he did to build the kingdom of God upon the earth!
10 And now, my beloved brethren, and also Jew, and all ye ends of the earth, hearken unto these words and believe in Christ; and if ye believe not in these words believe in Christ. And if ye
shall believe in Christ ye will believe in these words, for they are the words of Christ, and he hath given them unto me; and they teach all men that they should do good.
11 And if they are not the words of Christ, judge ye—for Christ will show unto you, with power and great glory, that they are his words, at the last day; and you and I shall stand face to face before his bar; and ye
shall know that I have been commanded of him to write these things, notwithstanding my weakness.
12 And I pray the Father in
the name of Christ that many of us, if not all, may be saved in his kingdom at that great and last day.
13 And now, my beloved
brethren, all those who are of the house of Israel, and all ye ends of the earth, I speak unto you as the voice of one crying from the dust: Farewell until that great day shall come.
14 And you that will not partake of the goodness of God, and respect the words of the Jews, and also my words, and the words which shall proceed forth out of the mouth of the Lamb of God, behold, I bid you an everlasting farewell,
for these words shall condemn you at the last day.
15 For what I seal on earth, shall be brought against you at the judgment
bar; for thus hath the Lord commanded me, and I must obey. Amen.