The eternal God is your refuge,
and his everlasting arms are under you.
(Deuteronomy 33:27; NLT).
When I can no longer cling to you
With all my might,
Take me in your loving arms, Lord,
And hold me tight.
When I can no longer hear your voice
Or see your face,
Pardon all my sins and faults, Lord,
And end my race.
When I can no longer serve you,
And my exile here is done,
Leave my body far behind, Lord,
And make us one.
Whoever is united with the Lord
is one with him in spirit.
(1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).
1. Cling tightly to the Lord your God (Joshua 23:8; NLT).
Praise the Lord; praise God our saviour! For each day he carries us in his arms (Psalm 68:19; NLT).
2. They will hear my voice (John 10:16; NKJV).
They will see his face (Revelation 22:4; NLT).
He forgives all my sins (Psalm 103:2; NLT).
Have pity on me, according to the abundance of thy kindness (Nehemiah 13:22; YLT).
The Lord gives both life and death (1 Samuel 2:6; NLT).
“I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life” (1 Kings 19:4; NLT).
I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me – the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace (Acts 20:24; NIV).
3. Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only (Luke 4:8; NIV).
You will soon return from exile (Lamentations 4:22; NLT).
The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).
God will rejoice over you as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride (Isaiah 62:5; NLT).
I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one (John 17:22; NLT).