Servant, Well Done!

Cindy over at notes in the key of life shared her feeling and thoughts during her father’s last days here on Earth. He passed away Wednesday. The following is a poem that her mother chose for the funeral program that has really touched me this evening:

Servant of God, Well Done

— James Montgomery

Rest from thy loved employ;
The battle is fought, the vict’ry won,
Enter thy Master’s joy.

The voice at midnight came
He started up to hear
A mortal arrow pierced his frame,
He fell–but felt no fear.

The pains of death are past,
Labor and sorrow cease;
And life’s long warfare closed at last,
His soul is found in peace.

Soldier of Christ, well done!-
Begin thy new employ;
And while eternal ages run,
Rest in they Savior’s joy.”