Heritage Comes High

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 01
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1969
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s67p8wh3
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 326017
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67p8wh3

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Title Heritage Comes High
Description HERITAGE COMES HIGH Nora R. Mickelson Manti, Utah Second Place A golden heritage has come to me, Of home and field, of flower and fruited tree, Of Gospel truths and blessed liberty. For all these legacies most grateful should I be. For it was not my fragile hand that pushed the cumbrous handcart through the endless brush. My tender naked feet have never known the burn of blistering sand or bruise of jagged stone. I've never been awakened from my dreams by sound of mobber's threats, or Indian's savage screams. Nor have I ever for scant ration dug, with sweaty toil, the sidehill sego bulb. Neither from an angry father's roof have I been turned with bitterest reproof, because I could not in my heart deny, Those golden truths for which a martyred prophet died. Yet those who endured all these things for me, Never lived to see the fruit upon their tree, Or pick from arbored vine a fragrant flower, Or see the sun shine on a temple spire. Their hearts would nigh have burst with ecstacy, Could they have seen and known the things which are so commonplace to me. Oh! more than gratitude I owe to those brave, stalwart souls, and strong, Who visioned what their strength would mean to future generations yet unborn. Yes, more than gratitude they claim for me- A life as true and staunch as theirs, Of service full, of sacrifice not spared, A book of dead redeemed, a testimony shared. God grant my life, so lived through all the years, Be not too poor a pay for all their toil and tears. 3
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Identifier 007_Heritage Comes High.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325987
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67p8wh3/325987