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"Thou Shalt Arise, And Have Mercy Upon Zion: For The Time To Favor Her,
SHALL APPEAR IN HIS GLORY."—Psalms.
LATTER-DAY SAINTS' BOOK DEPOT, 30, FLORENCE STREET, ISLINGTON.
The completion of the twenty-fifth volume of the Stab brings us one year nearer that longed-for period when the glorious light—of which the Stab is but emblematical—of the Millennial era of peace shall dawn upon a benighted world, and shed its refulgent and cheering rays over the rejoicing millions of earth's happy sons. Satan has one year less to exert his power on the earth; and we are one year nearer the time when "He whose right it is shall reign." During the past year Satan's empire has made rapid strides towards disintegration and final overthrow; while the kingdom of God has been gathering strength and power.
It affords us no pleasure to contemplate the sufferings which the wicked have endured during the past year; but the Saints may derive benefit therefrom by contrasting the many blessing they enjoy, through obedience to the Gospel, with the miseries endured by those who reject it. We rejoice to know that, while the adversaries of truth are manifesting increased hatred thereto, the Saints, both at home and abroad, are making rapid progress in the knowledge and practice of those principles which will purify and ennoble their characters, and make their habitations the abode of uninterrupted peace. How far tho present volume of the Stab may have contributed to this gratifying result we cannot pretend to say; but we are thankful to know that it has been the means, under the blessing of the Lord, of giving light, joy and peace to thousands who have perused its pages, and we trust that its light may continue to shine and illuminate the pathway of the righteous, so long as they have to tread the dark and intricate paths of Babylon.