Endless, sinless, sorrowless immortality!
(John MacDuff, a prayer)
"Weeping may endure for a night — but joy comes in the morning!" Psalm 30:5
Here, Lord, I have "no continuing city." I would not desire to live here always.
Change is the portion of my earthly pilgrimage. Lord, wean me from this uncertain world!
Bring me to live under the influence of eternal realities. I rejoice to think of the happy myriads already in glory — safe in the presence of the Master they love, with every tear drop wiped away. May the thought of that endless, sinless, sorrowless immortality reconcile me to all of earth's severest discipline.
Let me not murmur under the heaviest cross — in the prospect of such a crown. Let me not refuse to pass cheerfully through the hottest furnace which is to refine and purify me for this exceeding and eternal weight of glory! Allow me to bear with calm serenity, whatever cross You see fit to lay upon me.
"They will be His people — and God Himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain — for the old order of things has passed away." Revelation 21:3-4
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We have published Francis Bourdillon's comforting two page article, "The Cry of the Sorrowful".