Grave Yard

The graveyard reminds us all that death is never far away. The Bible says that death entered the world because of sin: 'For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.' Romans 6:23. Christians need not fear death- those who have died in Christ will be resurrected to everlasting life. Death is not the end.

People wishing to view individual gravestones are welcome to visit the chapel at any time, or look at our photograph album which includes pictures of all out stones.

 

 

Come, come with me out to the old churchyard,

I so well know those paths 'neath the soft green sward.

Friends slumber in there that we want to regard;

We will trace out their names in the old churchyard.

Mourn not for them, their trials are o'er,

And why weep for those who will weep no more?

For sweet is their sleep, though cold and hard

Their pillows may be in the old churchyard.

 

I know that it's vain when our friends depart

To breathe kind words to a broken heart;

And I know that the joy of life is marred

When we follow lost friends to the old churchyard.

But were I at rest 'neath yonder tree,

Oh, why would you weep, my friends, for me?

I'm so weary, so wayworn, why would you retard

The peace I seek in the old churchyard?

 

Why weep for me, for I'm anxious to go

To that haven of rest where no tears ever flow;

And I fear not to enter that dark lonely tomb

Where our Saviour has lain and conquered the gloom.

I rest in the hope that one bright day

Sunshine will burst to these prisons of clay,

And old Gabriel's trumpet and voice of the Lord

Will wake up the dead in the old churchyard.

 

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