Orson F. Whitney writes a poem that evokes Kolob, associates it with pre-existence, the stars, etc.

Orson F. Whitney

Orson F. Whitney, Elias: An Epic for the Ages (New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1904), 30, 104, 120

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In solemn council sat the Gods;

From Kolob's height supreme,

Celestial light blazed forth afar

O'er countless kokaubeam;

And faintest tinge, the fiery fringe

Of that resplendent day,

'Lumined the dark abysmal realm

Where earth in chaos lay.

. . .

From endless spirit, endless element,

The worlds that glow in glory's firmament;

Created all and governed all by law,

Perfect they shine, or show sin's fatal flaw;

Their Maker's will obey or disobey,

And felons found, a felon's debt must pay;

While wiser orbs, obedient in time's school,

Through all set terms, here learn to shine and rule,

The lords of light, supernal and supreme,

E'en as great Kolob 'mid the kokaubeam.

. . .

Time, mighty daughter of eternity!

Mother of ages and of æons past!

Assemble now thy children at thy side,

And ere thou diest teach them to be one;

Link to its link rebind the broken chain

Of dispensations, glories, keys and powers,

From Adam's fall unto Messiah's reign;

A thousand years of rest, a day with God,

While Shiloh reigns and Kolob once revolves!

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