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FROM A. U. A. SERVICE BOOK.
I AM the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord Jesus Christ: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain that we can carry nothing out. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: blessed be the name of the Lord.
All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass.
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth ; but the word of our God endureth forever.
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would
I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for
have told you.
one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.
As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy; and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither can corruption inherit incorruption. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death! where is thy sting? O grave! where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
I reckon that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us. For eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man con
ceived, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. For we know that, if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
Whom the Lord loveth, he chasteneth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with
Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them that are exercised thereby.
The trying of your faith worketh patience. Submit yourselves to God, and the Lord will raise you up.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who, according to his abundant mercy, hath begotten us again to a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead ; to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.
We know in part, and we prophesy in part; but ' when that which is perfect shall come, then that
which is in part shall be done away. Now we see through a glass, darkly; but then, face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
And I heard a great voice out of heaven, s: Behold! the tabernacle of God is with men he will dwell with them, and they shall be hi : ple, and God himself shall be with them, ai their God.
I heard a voice from heaven, saying unt Write, From henceforth blessed are the dea die in the Lord. Even so, saith the Spirit they rest from their labors, and their wor! follow them.
They shall hunger no more, neither thirs more; neither shall the sun light on them, nc heat. For the lamb which is in the midst throne shall feed them, and shall lead them living fountains of waters; and God shall away all tears from their eyes.
And there shall be no more death, neither sus row, nor crying, nor pain : for the former things are passed away.
Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
Jesus said, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God.
Prayer may here be offered by the Minister, or said as
follows: Holy Father, be thou blessed both now and evermore; for all that thou doest is good. Thou hast seen fit to take away one who is very
Give us, we beseech thee, the spirit of ial submission. Enable us to say, It is well, for e Lord hath done it. May we feel that thy will
better than any thing we can desire for ourIves, and may we find comfort in holy and happy oughts of the unseen world. Bring home to our earts the promises of thy Son to those who fall sleep in him.
O Lord, teach us how to live so as to please lee. May nothing cause us to forget that we are ilgrims and sojourners here, as all our fathers rere; and may we set our chief affections on hose things which are above. Merciful Father, orgive us our sins, and raise us from the death of in to the life of righteousness.
O Lord God, fill our hearts with gratitude for hy great loving kindness to us. When thou akest away, we see how much thou hast given. We thank thee for the sweet memory of blessings which are for a season withdrawn from us, and for the many blessings which yet remain, and for hopes which no earthly troubles can overshadow.
Blessed be thy name, O Lord, for the assurance of eternal life; for the faith that, when the night of the grave is past, a glorious morning will come, when thou shalt wipe away all tears from our eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, nor pain. Let this immortal hope sustain us in our bereavement. May we embrace thy promises, and be thankful; may we know that thou art God, and be still.
O Lord, most high, with thy whole Church throughout the world we give thee thanks for all