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him, may have everlasting life : and I will raise him up at the last day.”
John vi. 51. “I am the living bread which came down from heaven : if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever : and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
John vi. 58. This is that bread which came down from heaven : not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead : he that eateth of this bread shall live forever.”
John xvi. 33. “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation : but be of good cheer ; I have overcome the world.”
“ After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, saying, Amen : Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, be unto our God forever and ever. Amen. And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes ? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of
great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple : and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more ; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters : and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” XI. AT THE GRAVE. * (1.) From the Service of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
| Then, while the earth shall be cast upon the Body by some standing by, the Minister shall say: “Forasmuch as it hath pleased Almighty God, in His wise providence, to take out of this world the soul of our deceased brother, we therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust : looking for the general resurrection in the last day, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ; at whose second coming in glorious majesty to judge the world, the earth and the sea shall give up their dead; and the corruptible bodies of those who sleep in Him shall be changed, and made like unto His own glorious body; according to the mighty working whereby He is able to subdue all things unto Himself." (2.) A Form of Committal to the Earth.
It is written, “Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt * In case of burial in a vault or tomb, the words,“ this receptacle prepared for the dead,” may be substituted for “ earth "or
return.' And we know that soon or late we too must go the way
of all the earth. But we believe in One who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. In the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we therefore commit this body to the ground ; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust : trusting to find in Him our comfort in this life, and in the world to come life everlasting.
And to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, one God, shall be praise evermore. Amen! (3.) Another Form of Committal.
We have come here to lay our dead out of our sight. But we sorrow not as those who have no hope. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we commit all that is mortal of this our brother to the earth whence he came ; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust. And to Him who sitteth on high, in whose hand are the keys of death and hell, we look for that resurrection of the body whereof He was the first fruits from the dead.
“Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen."
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