The Wanderer

As I walked through the wilderness of this world …

“My day is drawing to an end”

with 3 comments

Written after spending time talking with a saint who is nearly home.

UPDATE: I wrote this after making my visit on Tuesday 30 June 2020. It reflects some of what we spoke about, but I never read these words to her. The lady with whom I spoke went to be with Christ on the evening of Wednesday 01 July 2020. It makes these truths all the sweeter. She knows most of this now by experience, and is awaiting the dawn.

Belmont  C.M.

My day is drawing to an end,
The light of life grows dim;
My thoughts to Christ all sweetly tend,
For soon I’ll be with him.

I must put off this feeble tent,
But death itself defy;
My soul released, I’ll make ascent
To be with Christ on high.

The sufferings of this present time
Soon swallowed up in love;
Out of this pain and darkness climb—
Glory to come above!

My soul with him in perfect joy
Will wait the coming morn;
I know that nothing can destroy
The hope of that new dawn.

In Christ most happy and most blessed,
A body new I’ll take;
And all be peace, delight and rest
When in his form I wake.

And much that I have known below
Shall quickly fade away,
But life in Christ I’ll ever know,
In God’s eternal day.



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Written by Jeremy Walker

Tuesday 30 June 2020 at 13:18

3 Responses

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  1. Dear Jeremy,

    Thank you for “My day is drawing to an end”. I found it very meaningful in the light of Jane’s death, and also because of our own situation.

    We pray that the funeral service for Jane will greatly glorify Christ.


    Andrew & Caryll Coats

    Andrew Coats

    Friday 3 July 2020 at 13:09

  2. Thank you for sharing this precious hymn with us, readers.

    Grace and peace.

    Natalia Armando

    Monday 13 July 2020 at 18:40

  3. Thank you for sharing this poem. I just lost a close friend to cancer. Happened to chance upon your blog a day after her passing and was touched by the poem, which helped me to see things from her perspective. My friend is a child of God who lead a respectable life, showing Christ’s love to many and I’m comforted to know that she has taken on a better new form with our Saviour.


    Saturday 18 July 2020 at 06:13

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