LINES WRITTEN IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE, 18TH NOVEMBER, 1890; AGED 50 YEARS.
“And as we have borne the image of the earthly, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.” 1 Cor., XV 40
He bore the earthly image
While here with us below,
But now he bears the heavenly,
With garment white as snow.
Taken away from out our midst,
At two score years and ten,
How brief do seem the days, when past,
Allotted unto men.
He had much for to contend with
Through all of his probation
But ere he died he told us
He’s sought and found salvation.
He said, “Oh do not weep for me
When I am dead and gone,
For I am happy in the Lord,
I go to join His throng.”
He’s gone! we cannot see him now,
How bitter is the smart,
How sad we feel, when thinking on
The friend we had to part.
But oh! what comfort’s in the thought,
He’s only gone before,
And entered into the sheepfold,
Through Jesus Christ the door.
It almost broke our hearts to part
From our dear guide and friend
But still we ought to thank the Lord
For his blessed happy end.
For ah! how many leave our midst,
And pass from us away,
Without a word of comfort for
The friends who here must stay.
For Christ is always ready,
To guide us to the shore
Oh! to meet with Him in glory,
To part from him no more.
May we all reflect the heavenly,
As the earthly life we live,
That the “Well done faithful servant,”
God to each of us may give.
Adam Lynn, Fenaghy, 7th May 1891