Monday, February 24, 2014

Life's Sunset

As calmly sinks the setting sun
To realms of gold in gorgeous skies;
When day and all its toils are done;
In glorious peace the good man dies.
As glow the stars when darkness falls,
To cheer the close of fading day,
So, brightening hopes, when death appalls
From Heaven gleam to light his way.
As peaceful clouds along the sky
Retain the glories of the sun.
In memory bright are floating by
His deeds of love in meekness done.
He dies! — as passed the dreary night.
The sun 'mid streams of light appears;
So, passed the valley, a holier light
Bespeaks the glorious crown he wears.
You, who art enthroned on high!
To me Your saving grace be given
To live, and like the good man die;
Like him, be crowned of you in Heaven!
[William Bacon Stevens]


James 1:12 ... Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

Isaiah 25:8 ... He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.

Revelation 7:17 ... For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.❤