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Death

What can we say about the concept “death”?
It ends our life, it intercepts our breath;
No longer is there energy or thought;
Our pilgrimage is ended: come to naught.
Yet this is not the end, dear pilgrim friend;
It’s but the start of new life without end.
Death is the passage that leads Christians through
From earth to heav’n: blest land beyond the blue.

We grieve to leave our fam’lies and our friends,
But here on earth all things must have their ends.
We leave this land of sin and grief and pain
And reach true bliss: unutterable gain!
For there on heaven’s shore we stand and see
Our blessed Savior, Who has set us free
From sin’s dominion. On His face we’ll gaze
In ecstasy forever, sing His praise!