Re-birth: A Welcome to Eternity.
A Funeral song to the tune of How Can I Keep From Singing.
(First two verses for anyone: Last verse for committed Christians)
As I embrace eternity
I’m joined by many others:
Yes! several hundred thousand*: all,
my sisters and my brothers.
I feel my God will look with love
on humble souls and gracious,
whatever faith they’d had or none
if they’d been kind and selfless.
A loving welcome most will share,
though not the vain nor greedy,
nor those who by their power had crushed
the poor, the sick, the needy.
So my great hope is, on this day
our God will smile upon me,
welcoming me with unknown friends,
together bound for glory.
And though I know that Jesus Christ
is my path to salvation
I’m sure those who’ve not heard his word
won’t face annihilation.
So may I tread with joyful steps
into the realms of glory
with many humble, righteous souls
who’ve never heard God’s story.
*The average global hourly death rate in 2023 is 333,000