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Nineteenth-century Swiss Pastor and hymn writer Henri Mann captures the incredible promise of John 8:51 this way:

It is not death to die—
to leave this weary road,
and join the saints who dwell on high
who’ve found their home with God.

It is not death to close the eyes
long dimmed by tears,
and wake in joy before Your throne
delivered from our fears.

It is not death to fling aside
this earthly dust
and rise with strong and noble wing
to live among the just.

It is not death to hear
the key unlock the door
that sets us free from mortal years
to praise You evermore.

O Jesus, conquering the grave
Your precious blood has power to save.
Those who trust in You will in Your mercy find
that it is not death to die.