BYU Studies Quarterly

BYU Studies Quarterly


John B. Fowles


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.

—Friedrich Schiller