To Zarahemla Alma went to bear his testimony.
Reminding all of their divine and righteous patrimony.
He spoke of chains unlinking and of hearts burst into bloom,
Of garments washed in sacred blood to wipe away sure doom.
He warned of pride and envy, twin devices of the devil –
Who wants to bring all mankind down to his own sorry level.
Mocking others for their humble lives and steadfast living
He explained would not persuade their God to be forgiving.
Alma saw the future, and the past, as prophets do;
He testified a Savior the whole world would have to view.
Whether they accepted him or turned their back in scorn
Decided if they were to die or rise as newly born.