A Christian's Last Words

by John Martin

"My faith has never been stronger; my hope has never been calmer; my life never purer. I love all. I hate none. My hope for some lifts my soul into the realm of the sublime. I am willing to die today; I am willing to tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love. My friends are dearer to me; association with them is sweeter to me; my sympathy for suffering souls is stronger; my love is truer for all the pure, the true, the beautiful, the good and sublime, for the bud, the blossom, the babe, and on up to Him from whom all blessings flow, and who is tenderer and sweeter than ever before. I sleep soundly, dream sweetly and rejoice evermore. O, it is delightful to love and be loved, and to do whatsoever duty demands. My vanity is all gone. What people say does not bother me."

John Martin

Sesser, IL