When my Mortal Life is Over, and my Soul to Christ has Flown
Uploaded on Mar 14, 2019
This is the tenth of ten hymns based on the Heidelberg Catechism's elaboration on the Apostles' Creed. This one is on Articles 11 and 12, about the resurrection of the body and life everlasting, and on questions and answer 57 & 58 of the catechism. As follows:
57. Q. What comfort does
the resurrection of the body
A. Not only shall my soul
after this life
immediately be taken up
to Christ, my Head,1
but also this my flesh,
raised by the power of Christ,
shall be reunited with my soul
and made like Christ’s glorious body.2
1 Lk 16:22; 23:43; Phil 1:21-23.
2 Job 19:25, 26; 1 Cor 15:20, 42-46, 54; Phil 3:21; 1 Jn 3:2.
58. Q. What comfort do you receive
from the article about
the life everlasting?
A. Since I now already
feel in my heart
the beginning of eternal joy,1
I shall after this life
possess perfect blessedness,
such as no eye has seen,
nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man conceived—
a blessedness in which to praise God forever.2
1 Jn 17:3; Rom 14:17; 2 Cor 5:2, 3.
2 Jn 17:24; 1 Cor 2:9.
This song included a doxology, which is meant as a conclusion to all ten hymns.
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