Life and Death

Thank You, Lord, for Life,
Our senses and their joy;
For happy times with loved ones dear,
And memories so sweet
That even death cannot destroy,
Until some day we meet again
Around Your Mercy Seat.

Thank You, Lord, for Death -
The Gateway into Heaven,
Through which we all some day must pass
To stand before Your Face;
And if our sins are all forgiven
We'll hear Your "Welcome Home"
By Jesus' matchless Grace.

Thank You for Your Blood
Which cleanses from all sin,
And makes it possible to have
Assurance in our heart
That if we have Your peace within
We'll meet again in Heaven,
Nevermore to part.

Honoria A. Groves