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A Christian takes his final breath

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A Christian takes his final breath

And ushers in the body's death.

Fling now the doors of heaven wide,

A mighty man of God has died.


Where did his greatness find its source?

Was it in preaching full of force?

Was it in books with words to thrill?

Or in the hymns of poet's skill?


No, all these gifts and more beside

Were all by sovereign hands supplied.

But through his life you see the trace

Of Jesus Christ and precious grace.


This, the foundation that was laid,

The price of sin by Christ was paid.

And, having gained such great reward,

In love, he daily served his Lord.


Faithful to God through all his life,

He passes through the final strife.

Fling now the doors of heaven wide,

A mighty man of God has died.


James Hughes (September 2016) - In memory of W. Vernon Higham


Metre: LM


Tune - Arizona - Robert Henry Earnshaw (1856 - 1929)

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