WHY SHOULD WE FEAR THE SWELLING FLOOD?
(Tune: Majestic Sweetness #52 CM)
Why should we fear the swelling flood,
Or dread our dying day?
Our blessed Savior by His blood
Has borne the curse away.
Why do we mourn departed friends,
As if they suffered harm?
Death is the messenger Christ sends
To fetch them to His arms.
The grave of every saint is blest;
Yes, blessed are the dead
Who, dying in Christ Jesus, rest
Forever with their Head!
When Jesus comes, with trumpet sound,
The dead in Christ shall rise;
His saints shall come forth from the ground
Savior, Your rich consolations
Of grace and hope now send,
That we may with faith and patience
Await our coming end.