I've been rather absent-serious family illness has meant time out of town, time thinking and time catching up.
Anyway, these well known verses struck me yesterday. They seem so appropriate in the midst of illness in someone who loves the Lord, and were a comfort to me.
Love's redeeming work is done,
Fought the fight, the battle won;
Lo! our Sun's eclipse is o'er,
Lo! He sets in blood no more.
Vain the stone, the watch, the seal;
Christ has burst the gates of hell;
Death in vain forbids Him rise;
Christ has opened paradise.
Lives again our glorious King:
Where, O death is now thy sting?
Once He died our souls to save;
Where thy victory, O grave.
King of glory! Soul of bliss!
Everlasting life is this:
Thee to know, Thy power to prove,
Resurrected God of love.