[Funeral Program for Edward Eugene Morgan, September 27, 1980] Page: 2 of 3
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We live a short while on earth below,
Reluctant to die for we do not know
Just what "dark death" is all about
And so we view it with fear and doubt
Not certain of what is around the bend
We look on death as the final end
To all that made us a mortal being
And yet there lies just beyond our seeing
A beautiful life so full and complete
That we should leave with hurrying feet
To walk with God by sacred streams
Amid beauty and peace beyond our dreams—
For all who believe in the RISEN LORD
Have been assured of this reward
And death for them is just "graduation"
To a higher realm of wide elevation—
For life on earth is a transient affair,
Just a few brief years in which to prepare
For a life that is free from pain and tears
Where time is not counted by hours or years—
For death is only the method God chose
To colonize heaven with the souls of those
Who by their apprenticeship on earth
Proved worthy to dwell in the land of new birth-
So death is not sad . . . it's a time for elation,
A joyous transition . . ..the soul's emigration
Into a place where the soul's SAFE and FREE
To live with God through ETERNITY!
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Words of Assurance Reverend E. L. Archield, Sr.
The Sanctuary Choir "Now Let Us All Praise God And Sing"
The Holy Scripture Reverend A. R. Nelson
The Prayer Reverend J. H. Carruthers
The Sanctuary Choir "My Tribute". Andre Crouch
The Sermon Reverend Prenza L. Woods
Meditation "The Lord's Prayer" Malotte
Recessional "Battle Hymn Of The Republic"
& it it it it it
Organist—Mr. Oscar Ford, Jr.
Pianist—Ms. Lynn Matlock
Soloist—Ms. Verlene Reese
The family of Mr. Edward E. Morgan, are grateful for all expressions all
sympathy and other deeds of thoughtfulness shown them at this time.
May God richly bless all of you.
Helen Steiner Rice
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