Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Zauberflöte;, Plan of salvation, Mormon theology, Salvation, History of doctrines, 18th century, Christianity, literature, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Doctrines
The painful sighs are now past.
Elysium's joyful banquets
Drown the slightest moan—
Elysium's life is
Eternal rapture, eternal flight;
Through laughing meadows a brook pipes its tune.
Here faithful couples embrace each other,
Kiss on the velvet green sward
As the soothing west wind caresses them;
Here love is crowned,
Safe from death's merciless blow
It celebrates an eternal wedding feast.
Fowles, John B.
"From Arcadia to Elysium in The Magic Flute and Weimar Classicism: The Plan of Salvation and Eighteenth-Century Views of Moral Progression,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 43:
3, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol43/iss3/8