All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him (2 Samuel 14:14; NLT).
1. I will fade, and suffer pain,
For all must die
To rise again.
2. I will trust your love and grace,
For all must die
In your embrace.
3. I will give up all I do,
For all must die
To merge with you.
4. Willingly, I’ll leave this place,
For all must die,
To see your face.
1. No one can live forever; all will die. No one can escape the power of the grave (Psalm 89:48; NLT).
Those who die in the Lord will live; their bodies will rise again (Isaiah 26:19; NLT).
2. The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you (Deuteronomy 33:27; NLT).
3. If we die with him, we will also live with him (2 Timothy 2:11; NLT).
4. Now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12; NRSV).
2. Follow the way of love (1 Corinthians 14:1; NIV).
How can we learn your way?
Just walk with Jesus — Never stray.
3. Love your enemies (Luke 6:27; NLT)
How can we learn to love?
Just live like Jesus, Come what may.
4. Set your affairs in order, for you are going to die (2 Kings 20:1; NLT).
How can we learn to die?
Just follow Jesus — And obey.
1. Lord, teach us to pray (Luke 11:1; NLT).
Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done (Philippians 4:6; NLT).
You desire honesty from the womb (Psalm 51:6; NLT).
Pour out your heart to him (Psalm 62:8; NLT).
Pray all the time (1 Thessalonians 5:17; MSG).
2. How can we know the way? (John 14:5; NLT).
Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths (Psalm 25:4; NIV).
Jesus told him, “I am the way” John 14:6; NLT).
Just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him (Colossians 2:6; NLT).
Travel steadily along his path (Psalm 37:34; NLT).
3. We live like Jesus here in this world (1 John 4:17; NLT).
Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all (Mark 9:35; NIV).
Even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others (Mark 10:45; NLT).
Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me (Matthew 25:40; NIV).
The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love (Galatians 5:6; NIV).
4. All of us must die eventually (2 Samuel 14:14; NLT).
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said (Matthew 4:19; NIV).
Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross (Philippians 2:6-8; NLT).
Let us also go, that we may die with him (John 11:16; NIV).
Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine (Luke 22:42; NLT).
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul,
all your strength, and all your mind
(Luke 10:27; NLT).
1. I love you, Christ Jesus:
Let’s walk here together,
Linking our hands, Lord, as one.
2. I love you, Christ Jesus:
Let’s talk here together,
Yoking our minds, Lord, as one.
3. I love you, Christ Jesus:
Let’s pray here together,
Binding our hearts, Lord, as one.
4. I love you, Christ Jesus:
Let’s stay here together,
Bonding our souls, Lord, as one.
5. I love you, Christ Jesus:
Let’s cry here together,
Sharing our pain, Lord, as one.
6. I love you, Christ Jesus,
Let’s die here together,
Joining our Father, as one.
I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one – as you are in me, Father, and I am in you […] I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me (John 17:21-3; NLT).
1. I love you, Lord (Psalm 18:1; NLT).
The Lord holds them by the hand (Psalm 37:24; NLT).
2. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5; NKJV).
3. I will give them one heart and one purpose: to worship me forever (Jeremiah 32:39; NLT).
4. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them (1 John 4:16; NIV).
5. If we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering (Romans 8:17; NLT).
6. Let’s go, too – and die with Jesus (John 11:16; NLT).
The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).
The dust returns to the ground it came from,
and the spirit returns to God who gave it
(Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).
1. One day, my soul
Will leave this flesh behind:
2. I’ll take my final breath,
Get out of bed,
3. And walk away, Lord,
Into the blue beyond.
4. Then, gathering strength
With every joyful step,
5. I’ll rise into the air
On eagles’ wings
6. To meet you, Lord,
As all creation sings.
1. The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).
2. Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” And with those words he breathed his last (Luke 23:46; NLT).
3. They shall walk and not faint (Isaiah 40:31; NKJV).
There they saw the God of Israel. Under his feet there seemed to be a surface of brilliant blue lapis lazuli, as clear as the sky itself (Exodus 24:10; NLT).
4. Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength (Isaiah 40:31; NKJV).
Ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace (Isaiah 55:12; KJV).
5. They shall mount up with wings like eagles (Isaiah 40:31; NKJV).
6. We […] will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:17; NLT).
Return to me, for I have redeemed you. Sing for joy, you heavens, for the Lord has done this; shout aloud, you earth beneath. Burst into song, you mountains, you forests and all your trees (Isaiah 44:23; NIV).