“To the counselors of peace is joy… Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad” (Proverbs 12:20,25). “Ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope… For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
There is a comfort God imparts,
Which Christ, our Counselor, makes known,
That lifts the heaviest of hearts,
Since He shall gather all His own.
We sorrow not as others do
Who do not know our mighty Friend.
The fleeting things that they pursue
Provide no comfort in the end.
From heaven we shall hear the voice
Of Christ descending with a shout.
How greatly then shall we rejoice
With those He changes and calls out!
We’ll meet the Lord then in the air
When we shall hear the trumpet blast.
We shall rejoice that we are there
Forever with the Lord at last.
This comfort in God’s precious Word
Has made us counselors of peace.
As heads are lifted, hearts are stirred
With promised joys that never cease!
O Lord, Your comfort is so tender
Which fills our hearts with confidence,
Since You became our soul’s Defender
With wounds displayed in our defense!
Lord, send us with the Word You gave
To comfort as Your counselors
And reach the lost that You would save,
Sent forth as Your ambassadors.