• “In case any are puzzled by the different translations from which I draw strength and help and delight, it is like this: In studying any object with the microscope we use different lenses and turn the mirror in various ways; each change brings out some new wonder and beauty. So it is for those who are not Greek or Hebrew scholars, and who use the work of scholars to open the meaning of the exhaustible Word–the Bible is richer than any single version can fully show.” – Amy Carmichael

Why should I fear to die? by Charlotte Elliot

Why should I fear to die? 

In that sweet home above 
Are gathering all my family, 
And all the friends I love; 
Heavenward I look, and breathe the prayer. 
Soon, soon their happiness to share. 

Surely 'tis time to die ! 

My " threescore years and ten " 
Are overpast, and oft I cry, 

" How long, my Lord? Oh! when 
Wilt Thou my ransomed spirit free. 
And bid Thy child come home to Thee?" 

Then, Saviour, let me die ! 

My sweetest moments here 
Are those when, deigning to draw nigh. 
Thou whisperest, " I am near." 
And e'en from these bright glimpses given 
I feel Thy presence must be heaven. 

Oh ! when I come to die. 

These glories let me see. 
Ne'er grasped by human thought or eye, 
Reserved in heaven by Thee ; 
And show me, 'mid the parting strife. 
That death is better far than life !

 

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