I have been contemplating that if we live pure and virtuous lives here, when we come upon
the bed of death, we shall be enabled to lean our head upon the bosom of Jesus, and to breathe
our souls out sweetly there. He will safely carry us through the dark valley and the shadow of
death, and angels will convey us to heaven. There we shall sit down with Abraham, and Issac, and
Jacob, and with the spirits of just men made perfect. There the Lord God will wipe away tears
from all our faces, and we shall join with the hundred and forty-four thousand, in singing the song
of Moses and the Lamb:
Worthy the Lamb that died, they cry,
To be exalted thus!
Worthy the Lamb, our lips reply,
For he was slain for us!
My Christian friends, let us examine ourselves, and pray for peace of conscience, joy in the
Holy Ghost, increase of grace, and perseverance there unto the end.