14*. Asleep in Jesus, Blessèd Sleep

by Mrs. McKay
Asleep in Jesus, blessèd sleep
From which none ever wakes to weep;
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Where pow'rless is the last of foes.
“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” (1 Thessalonians 4:14)
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)
“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” (1 Corinthians 15:26)
Asleep in Jesus: oh, how sweet
To be for such a slumber meet,
With holy confidence to sing,
That death has lost its venomed sting.
“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.” (Colossians 1:12)
“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:55-57)
Asleep in Jesus, peaceful rest,
Whence waking we're supremely blest;
No fear, no woe, shall dim that hour
That manifests the Savior's power.