Awake, my soul! No longer droop in sin. . . . Do not anger again because of mine enemies.
– 2 Nephi 4:27-28
This phrase is the turning point of a longer piece composed in the style of Biblical poetry. This unit is arranged in three sets of parallel couplets in an overarching chaiastic form:
A. Awake, my soul! No longer droop in sin.
B. Rejoice, O my heart, and give place no more for the enemy of my soul.
C. Do not anger again because of mine enemies.
c. Do not slacken my strength because of mine afflictions.
b. Rejoice, O my heart, and cry unto the Lord, and say . . .
a. Yea, my soul will rejoice in thee, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
I have read this many times whilst sobbing, sometimes hysterically.
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