God's children cannot die

The weakening pulse the shortening breath

Author: J. M. Hunter
Tune: [The weakening pulse the shortening breath]
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1 The weak’ning pulse, the short’ning breath,
The last, faint flutt’ring sigh,
Why do we weep and call it death?
God’s children cannot die.

Refrain:
God’s children cannot die,
They live with Him above,
Still faithful be, and by and by,
We’ll meet the friends we love.

2 ‘Tis but the entrance into life,
With Jesus ever nigh,
‘Tis leaving toil and sin and strife,
God’s children cannot die. [Refrain]

3 ‘Tis op’ning wide earth’s prison bars,
That spirit wings may fly,
‘Tis soaring past the sun and stars,
God’s children cannot die. [Refrain]

4 ‘Tis but a blessed going home
To that fair land on high,
‘Tis hearing Jesus whisper “Come”—
God’s children cannot die. [Refrain]

5 O, life above, O, joys that glow
Beyond the sunset sky,
How can we call it death to go,
God’s children cannot die. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #74

Author: J. M. Hunter

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First Line: The weakening pulse the shortening breath
Title: God's children cannot die
Author: J. M. Hunter



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