Dr. Mark Press’ article, “Singing Our Mother into Eternity,” in the August Lutheran Witness touched my heart because we also sang my dear husband, Elmer, into heaven in January 2007. We, too, had sung numerous hymns those last hours, many from The Lutheran Hymnal. They included “Abide with Me,” “Nearer My God to Thee,” “I Know that Redeemer Lives,” “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow,” and “Now the Light Has Gone Away.” Then we sang “For All the Saints,” and as we concluded the last verse, Elmer breathed his last and entered heavenly glory.
What a comfort we as Christians have trusting in our Savior Jesus’ atoning work of salvation for fallen mankind.
Dorothy M. Kuck
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