Monday, April 19, 2021

Thou God, Of Earth and Heaven

 

Whether at the funeral of a Prince,
whether almost a century old
or a baby,
or somewhere between,
the same words of comfort are offered,
drawn from ageless, timeless, changeless Word of God,
Father of all

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. 
The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
John 11:25

But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, 
concerning those who have fallen [b]asleep, 
lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 
14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, 
even so God will bring with Him those who [c]sleep in Jesus.
1 Thess.4:13-14



 


Thou God of earth and heaven
Thy Perfect Love, nail-scarred
Faith’s Dying-Breath confession
Thou dost not disregard

Thou Godhead Everlasting
Divine Supremacy
No Last-Post Bugle blasting
Thy final eulogy

Thou God, changeless and gracious
Author of life and light
Each one of us is precious
And equal in Thy sight

Where none can earn the merit
Of the gift of Your grace
Thou, Beholder of spirit
Rather than breed or face

Thou God of earth and heaven
Thou Saviour of the soul
Thou God, of sins forgiven
And faith that makes us whole

Thou, Father of the orphan
Thou, Comforter and Friend
Thou God of earth and Heaven
Thy Kingdom hath no end

© Janet Martin

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