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TitleOpen Now (2 Nephi 16:6-7)
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAnderson, Sharon Price
Book TitleThe Glory of the Son
PublisherTime Lines Etc.
CityOrem, UT
KeywordsSeraphim; Symbolism

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Purify my lips with fire, 
hot as Isaiah’s coal, that I, too, 
may testify. Open my mouth.
When offerings of oil and flour,
are brought before the Lord, 
may I also smell the sweet savor.
When evil, terrible as ancient Syria,
combines to destroy  righteousness,
fill the mountain with horses 
and chariots that I can see.  
When earth quakes 
and whirlwinds tumult the sky, 
let me hear the still small voice 
whisper again, Jesus is the Christ.
[O]ne of the seraphims . . . having a live coal in his hand 
. . . laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.  (Isa. 6:6-7 see also  Lev.2:1, 2 Kgs. 6:17, and 1 Kgs. 19:11-12)


Scripture Reference

2 Nephi 16:6-7