How glorious to die!

From Spurgeon's sermon, "Spiritual Liberty"

The Christian can sit down calmly and think of dying.

What is life?

It is a narrow screen that separates us from glory,
and death kindly removes it!

Death! you are a welcome guest;
you are an angel of light,
and the best friend I have.

How glorious to die!

Oh, angels, come!
Oh, cohorts of the Lord of hosts, stretch,
stretch your broad wings and lift us up from earth!

O, winged seraphs, bear us far above
the reach of these 'inferior' things!