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From John & Betty's Stamm's belongings after their death in China

Afraid?Of what?To feel the spirit's glad release,To pass from pain to perfect peace,The strife and strain of life to cease.Afraid of that?

Afraid?Of what?Afraid to see the Savior's face,To hear his welcome and to traceThe glory gleaned from wounds of graceAfraid of that?

Afraid?Of what?A flash, a crashA pierced heartDarkness!Light!

Oh, heaven's art!A wound of His,A counterpartAfraid of that?

Afraid?Of what?To do by death what life could notBaptize with blood a stony plotTill souls shall blossom from this spotAfraid of that?

E. H. Hamilton