Blessed be God

Blessed be God!
There shall be no sorrow in heaven.
There shall not be one single tear shed
within the courts above.
There shall be no more disease and
weakness and decay.
The coffin, and the funeral,
and the grave shall be things unknown.
Our faces shall no more be pale and sad.
No more shall we go out from the company
of those we love and be parted asunder –
that word, ‘farewell’, shall never be heard again.
There shall be no anxious thought about tomorrow
to mar and spoil our enjoyment.
There shall be no sharp and cutting words to wound our souls.
Our needs will have come to a perpetual end,
and all around us shall be harmony and love.

J.C. Ryle



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