Monday, December 20, 2010

To Live Is Christ

From Blog10

For me to live
    Is life in Christ.
For me to die
    Is better yet.

Ye, if I live,
    I'll serve the LORD,
And if I die,
    I'll live with him.

To be with him
    Is much preferred,
And that will be
    My final lot.

Through Jesus Christ
    I'm clean; I'm new.
He washed me clean.
    He made me new.

      --         --         --

To be with You
    Day after day...
To be with You--
    That's where I'd stay.

To learn your ways
    And know your grace--
At last to gaze
    Upon your face,

Eons the same
    By your throne's fire--
This is my aim,
    My deep desire.

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
--Philippians 1:21

Illustration ©2010 James L. Swindle. Poem by JLS is public domain.

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