There are two songs that mean a great deal to me. The first is a song that was often sung in the home by my mother-in-law. These are the words:
It will be worth it all when we see Jesus,
Life’s trials will seem so small when we see Christ.
One glimpse of His dear face all sorrow will erase,
So bravely run the race till we see Christ.
Don’t give up, weary pilgrim – it will be worth it all one day!
I first heard the other song on 16th September 1966. Mavis sang this song as a solo that night. I preached and there was an amazing response at the call inviting people to come to Jesus. But I was a proud young evangelist, and what excited me most that night was the praise that people heaped upon me. All that is, except Mavis. She shook my hand at the door, looked me full in the face and said to me, “You didn’t glorify God tonight, did you? Good night.” My pride was punctured and that night, on my knees at the place where I was staying, I met afresh with God. There were tears, confession and brokenness, but that was a new day. This was the that song that Mavis sang that night:
Some day the silver cord will break,
And I no more as now shall sing;
But, oh, the joy when I shall wake
Within the palace of the King!
And I shall see Him face to face,
And tell the story—Saved by grace.
Some day my earthly house will fall;
I cannot tell how soon ’twill be;
But this I know—my All in All
Has now a place in heav’n for me.
Some day, when fades the golden sun
Beneath the rosy tinted west,
My blessed Lord will say, “Well done!”
And I shall enter into rest.
Some day: till then I’ll watch and wait,
My lamp all trimmed and burning bright,
That when my Saviour opens the gate,
My soul to Him may take its flight.
As we draw to the end of the series will you focus on Jesus and heaven? Will you live your life for His glory and in the light of eternity?