Abraham Lincoln's Favorite Devotionals

October 23

Of Departed Friends

I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 1 Thess. 4:13, 14

Though loved and lost, not ours the pang of those
Whose earth-born grief no heavenly balsam knows:
We would not call their spirits from their home
Where sin assails them not, and sorrow cannot come.