Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Grave Robber

krause

There's a step that we all take alone,
an appointment we have with the grave unknown,
like a vapor this life is
just waiting to pass,
like the flowers that fade,
like the withering grass,
But life seems so long and
death so complete
And the grave an impossible
portion to cheat,

our-darlings
but there is One who has been
there & still lived to tell,
There is One who has been
thru both Heaven & Hell,
and the Grave will come up
empty handed that day,
Jesus will come and steal us away
elizabeth-arnold
Where is the sting,
tell me where is the bite?
When the Grave Robber
comes like a thief in the night,
Where is the victory, where is the prize?
When the Grave Robber
comes and death finally dies
Many still mourn, many still weep
for those that they love
who have fallen asleep,
But we have this hope
tho our hearts may still ache,
just one shout from above
and they all will awake
And in the reunion of Joy we will see,
Death will Be swallowed in sweet Victory

deer-ettie

But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, "DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory.

"O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?"

1 Corinthians 15:54 & 55

Lyrics: Petra

3-deer

all pictures were taken from our trip to Jacksonville, Oregon last December.

8 comments:

Deborah said...

Beautiful! Love the lyrics and the photos are fantastic. I love old graveyards. Little Donkey??? Too cute! **blows kisses** Deb

ellen b. said...

You really illustrated this song and the thoughts well with these great photos Cori! I'm glad we have one who has made the way for us!

simplyiowa said...

How Beautiful!
Love the Deer, and the beautiful Stone...
Barb C.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Cori!
I love to wander in old cemeteries...so many stories waiting to be told!
I hope all is well ---I miss you!
Hugs, Pat

Beverly said...

Cori, you always leave me speechless.

This is just beautiful, and I find it so comforting.

Amazing!!!

Tara said...

Cori

What neat pics! Thanks so much for visiting today-you are just one of my favorite people, my dear!
:0)
Tara

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

I so love OLD Gravestones...most especially the VICTORIAN ones..they really knew how to honor their dearly departed.in that Era ~~
These images are great..so peaceful looking with the deer strolling by.~~
And last but NOT LEAST...AMEN to this poem. ~~So looking forward to seeing my daughter again, who left this earth for heaven many years ago..I miss her still.~~
Rose
http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/

fairmaiden said...

wow!!! that donkey and deer around the tombstones is amazing.