Water, Blood & Oil

A Poem from Volume 57 of the Millennial Star

Posted in Uncategorized by Tod Robbins on February 19, 2010

Anyone else confused by the line “Bless our race from pole to pole”? Is the author referring to humanity in general or something else?


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  1. Dan said, on February 19, 2010 at 7:54 am

    I think it’s just saying from “north to south” as in, the entire planet.

  2. J. Stapley said, on March 4, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I think it is the “human race.” Similar usage in “If You Could Hie to Kolob.”

  3. Tod Robbins said, on March 4, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Good insight. It makes a lot of sense with a comparison to “If You Could Hie to Kolob”. Cheers.

  4. borenmt said, on April 7, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    This phrase is in several hymns, included one that says “the chosen race”. It bugged me, so I thought some more about it, and concluded that in most contexts it probably refers to Israel, either blood Israel, or by adoption. That makes many of these songs make a lot more sense. (In “If You Could Hie to Kolob” I do think it’s referring to the race of God and his children, meaning all mankind.)

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