12th May

A Home In Heaven

For we know that if the ‘ earthly tent’ we live in is destroyed, we have a ‘building’ from God, an eternal home not made with hands. 2 Corinthians 5:1

I have not many friends of influence upon earth; they have journeyed on
from the joys of this world to find the King of Glory;
they live in heaven with the High Father, they dwell in splendour.
Now I look day by day for that time when the cross of the Lord
which once I saw in a dream here on earth
will fetch me away from this fleeting life
and lift me to the home of joy and happiness
where the people of God are seated at the feast in eternal bliss,
and set me down where I may live in glory unending
and share the joy of the saints.
May the Lord be a friend to me,
He who suffered once for the sins of all
here on earth on the gallows tree.
He has redeemed us; He has given life to us and a home in heaven.
From The Dream of the Rood Trans. Kevin Crossley-Holland

Saviour and Friend, how wonderful art Thou,
My companion upon the changeful way,
The comforter of its weariness,
My guide to the Eternal Town,
The welcome at its gate.
Hebridean Altars

I am going home with you, to your home, to your home;
I am going home with you, to your home of mercy.
I am going home with you, to your home, to your home;
I am going home with you, to the place of all the blessings.
Carmina Gadelica, adapted

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