Musical Encouragement #18- "It Is Not Death to Die"

Death can be one of the most discouraging, if not downright frightening, things we face in this world... but it doesn't have to be. For the Christian death isn't really Death. As this song reminds us, it is not death to die. Death for the Christian means to be present with Christ. As Paul writes, "To live is Christ and to die is gain." For those of us who have faced death, either personally or through the eyes of a loved one, let us take encouragement from these words.

It Is Not Death To Die
Original Words by Henri Malan (1787-1864)
Music, Chorus, & Alternate Words by Bob Kauflin

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

O Jesus, conquering the grave, Your precious blood has power to save
Those who trust in You will in Your mercy find
That it is not death to die

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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