Law of Life
a corn of wheat shall die, it shall abide alone—
words begin the law of life, decreed by Heaven’s throne.
if it die, from death itself the seed of life will spring,
through the minor chords of death the song of life will ring.
saw it in the cruel death of Christ upon the cross,
by His death our hearts were purged from sin’s condemning dross
we were born anew into the kingdom of God’s Son—
that which seemed to be defeat, our victory was won!
saw it in ourselves, when in our Saviour’s death we died,
daily Christ commands that sinful self be crucified.
yet that death is not an end—incredible, but true—
now our Saviour lives in us and gives us life anew!
once again we’ve come to face the mystery of death,
one we love lies silent, having neither life nor breath.
we concede that life is o’er and sorrowfully grieve?
no! For death’s the door to Heav’n when we His grace
those of us who sorrow here may rest in comfort sweet
there will come a time when we again this one will meet;
having merely passed beyond the earthly bounds of time,
loved one lives with Jesus Christ in peace and joy sublime!
the sorrow of death be swallowed up in the joy of victory!
verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground
and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much
fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his
life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. John 12:24-25
am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ
liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by
the faith of the Son of God, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me.
Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with
Me in Paradise. Luke 23:43
as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the
Son of Man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in Him should not
perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He
gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should
not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:14-16