HOW HOPE MATTERS
If you walked on earth in heavenly hope
And was quite settled in your bliss;
What would it matter if death is the end
And you then left the world like this?
If you lived your days with faith in God's Son
And had peace and joy at the last;
Could it matter at all if hope should fail
And there's nothing when life is past?
If you disallow God, His love and truth
As the Bible truly does tell;
Should that matter now as you ponder life
If your end might sadly be hell?
If you miss heaven's joy and all that's good
And you find the Bible was true;
If you die so soon and know not God's Son,
What will it then matter to you?
- R. L. DeWitt, 7/04