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God's children cannot die

The weakening pulse the shortening breath

Author: J. M. Hunter
Tune: [The weakening pulse the shortening breath]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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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.

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