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Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me
(Psalm 23:4; KJV).
1. As I die, Lord,
You will hold me.
2. As I die,
You will enfold me.
3. As I die, Lord,
You will lead me.
4. As I die,
You will receive me.
Into your hands I commit my spirit;
deliver me, Lord, my faithful God
(Psalm 31:5; NIV).
1. Your strong right hand holds me securely (Psalm 63:8; NLT).
2. He returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him (Luke 15:20; NLT).
3. He will lead me out into the light; I will experience firsthand his deliverance (Micah 7:9; NET).
4. God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave, for he shall receive me (Psalm 49:15; NKJV).
The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).
2 thoughts on “As I die”
Your poem today touches on the security of the child of God facing death, a peaceful assurance which is beautiful to witness. On the other hand there is the torturous fear of the unbelievers which is not pleasant at all. As a care assistant in the past I have seen both, I know which one I prefer.
I honestly don’t know how people who have no faith manage life at all, let alone death. It must be horrifying to be so alone… xxxx