I heard a voice from Heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.@Revelation 14:13
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Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs, Book 1, 1707, num­ber 18. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.

Wig­town Scot­tish Psal­ter, 1635 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Hear what the voice from Heav’n proclaims,
For all the pious dead;
Sweet is the savor of their names,
And soft their sleeping bed.

They died in Jesus, and are blest;
How kind their slumbers are!
From sufferings and from sins released,
And freed from every snare.

Far from this world of toil and strife,
They’re present with the Lord;
The labors of their mortal life
End in a large reward.