It Is Not Death to Die

My Grandma died this morning.  She was amazing and apparently had an amazing heart (unlike myself I’m sure – thank you dad).  She was 92 and lived a wonderful life, walked faithfully with a wonderful Savior and was surrounded by a wonderful family.  As soon as I heard of her physical state, the song below immediately came to my mind.  Most of my family likely finds hope and joy in the fact that grandma is present with Christ . . . and there truly is no greater joy.

Henri Abraham Malan (1787-1864) wrote the words to “It Is Not Death To Die.”  Bob Kauflin from Sovereign Grace Ministries arranged the music for this song and it is now part of their “Come Weary Saints” cd.

Verse 1:

It is not death to die,

to leave this weary road,

and join the saints who dwell on high,

who’ve found their home with God.

It is not death to close the eyes long dimmed by tears

and wake in joy before your throne, delivered from our fears.

Chorus:

O Jesus, conquering the grave.

Your precious blood has pow’r to save.

Those who trust in You will in Your mercy find

that it is not death to die.

Verse 2:

It is not death to fling

aside this earthly dust,

and rise with strong and noble wing,

to live among the just.

It is not death to hear

the key unlock the door

that sets us free from mortal years

to praise you evermore.

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