I heard a voice from Heaven saying unto me, Revelation 14:13
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.
Words: Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Book 1, 1707, number 18.
Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.
Hear what the voice from Heav’n proclaims,
For all the pious dead;
Sweet is the savor of their names,
And soft their sleeping bed.
They died in Jesus, and are blest;
How kind their slumbers are!
From sufferings and from sins released,
And freed from every snare.
Far from this world of toil and strife,
They’re present with the Lord;
The labors of their mortal life
End in a large reward.