Who slew all these?

-Spurgeon, "Between Two Appearances"

Alas, what evil has sin done!

How many of our best beloved lie rotting beneath the clay!
The worms are feeding on those whose voices were the
music of our lives.
The scythe of death has cut them down like the grass-
they lie together in rows in yonder cemetery.

Who slew all these?

The sting of death is sin.

But when our lord comes, who is the resurrection
and the life- from beds of dust and silent clay,
our dead brethren shall rise!

They shall leap up into immortality!

Not a bone, or a piece of a bone, of a saint,
shall be left as a trophy in the hand of the enemy!