Made meet for fellowship above,
He heard the call, "arise my love."
"I come," his dying lips replied;
And lamb-like as the Lord, he died.

William Trebilock aged 87 in 1826
St Erme Church, Truro, Cornwall.


For ever here my rest shall be,
Close to thy bleeding side;
This all my hope, and all my plea,
For me the Saviour died.

Charles Berriman  aged 75 in 1863
St Constantine Church, Cornwall.
(This is a verse from a hymn by Charles Wesley)

Reader awake, believe, repent,
Thy hours like mine are only lent,
The day is hastening, when like me
You must in dust and ashes be.

Thomas Midlen  aged 69 in 1844
St Constantine Church, Cornwall.

What a Meeting!!

David Pawson's Grandfather, Newcastle.

He walked with God then he was no more, because God took him.

Gen 524 

Remember all as you pass by
And on these lines do cast an eye
As you are now, so once was I
As I am now, so you must be
Prepare for death and follow me

The old burial ground of the Methodist Church in Felixstowe, now a carpark.
Underneath was written:

      To follow you I'm not content,
      Until I know which way you went!

Resting where no shadows fall.

St Budock Church

Ruth Bell Graham once saw a sign on a strip of highway that was under construction.
I would like to have that sign copied onto my gravestone. The sign read

"End of construction. Thank you for your patience."

Decision Magazine Jan 1970

My glass is run, my life is spent,
My earthly temple was but lent
Why should I wish to lengthen years
To spend them in a vale of tears.
Friends nor physicians could not save
My mortal body from the grave
Nor can the grave confine it here
When Christ doth call me to appear.

Ruth Adams, Vermont