IN MEMORY OF A SOUL

This soul was one in a body that was full of sin,
A body without Christ and lived to please men;
But thanks be to God for His Son on the cross,
In that souls should not be lost.

This one was baptized into Christ,
And was added to the Church, for which He paid the price.
In Christ we all begin anew,
And are to serve faithfully in His teachings true.

Now this body we return to the dust,
While the soul returns to God, freed from worldly lust.
This soul had been faithful in sounding the gospel call,
And in Christian service, it freely gave all.

We give Thee thanks, O, Gracious God,
For those that do not, upon Thy Holy Word trod.
I pray, O Lord, others may be as this one,
And one day, we may be together in Heaven with Thy Son.