Something About Life Eternal | A Poem

by Joy C. Woodbury


Oh, brothers and sisters in the Lord,
Don’t you long for the passing away of this world?
There’s just something about life eternal,
Something about the earth made new.

Isn’t the sound of Gabriel’s trump reaching your ear?
Aren’t you ready for that hour
when He, at last, will put an end to all fear?
There’s just something about life eternal,
Something about the earth made new.

Listen to the children’s laughter,
The laughter of the children leading the wolves and the lambs.
Isn’t that just something we long to hear and understand?
Don’t you long to go forever to that fair and happy land?
There’s just something about life eternal,
Something about the earth made new.

In the glory of the sun and moon
He descends, wrapped so bright,
Laying cloaks over us with His marvelous light,
Forever barring the black void of the night.
Oh, there’s just something about life eternal!
There’s just something about the earth made new.

Those who are deaf –
The first sound they hear shall be
the races of the whole world singing, “Holy is the Lamb!”
No altar for sacrifice, no blood from rams,
For the Spotless One has already paid it all.
There’s just something about life eternal,
Oh, there’s just something about the earth made new.

Those who are blind –
The first face they see shall be
the blazing brow of the Holiest Being.
How precious and mighty He is,
How He looks with love on all He sees,
For eternity with Him we wish to leap and sing.
There’s just something about life eternal,
Something about the earth made new.

So come; come, His flock,
And gather to the Shepherd.
With His gentle crook He leads
beyond the sparkling gates.
Oh, won’t we tell them something about life eternal?
Won’t we tell them something about the earth made new?

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