Young Men of Zion


Commissioned for the 175th anniversary of the restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood, May 15, 2004

Young Men of Zion

1. Young men of Zion, all who bear
The priesthood Aaron bore,
Who watch and teach, expound, exhort
As ancients did before.
Remember John the Baptist,
Who conferred this pow’r of old;
Let us prepare the way of Christ
As he did, strong and bold.
[Chorus]
O be strong in the Lord,
In the power of his might,
Then come, put on his armor
And stand up for the right.
For we bear his priesthood
And he gives our call;
With faith in his power,
We give the Lord our all!
2. Young men of Zion, let us do
Our duty to our God
And magnify our callings as
We walk where Christ has trod;
Administ’ring the sacrament
And minist’ring with love,
We baptize to unlock the gate
That leads to heaven above.
3. Young men of Zion, let us live
That we may soon obtain
The priesthood of Melchizedek
And temple blessings gain.
We’ll go and teach the nations all,
Endowed with heav’nly pow’r,
And lead our fam’lies unto Christ
As watchmen on the tow’r!

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[photo] Photography by Steve Bunderson