We shall live again! how true
That all will live once more!
And in a world most grandly new
Will worship and adore.
Life again! yes, with God, the King,
Who takes us from this earth
That he may greater blessings bring
At our eternal birth.
Live again! yes, with Christ, so dear,
Who taught the splendid truth,
And made the fact so very clear,
Of an immortal youth.
Live again! yes, with dear ones gone
So far from mortal sight!
Live where all hearts shall be like one,
Where all is blessed light.
Thanks, God, for this holy peace,
This greatest gift of thine,
That whilst our earthly part must cease,
As angels we shall shine.