Eternity Draws Near!
YOU must die; be always prepared.
You may die when you least think of it.
You will die, and the moment of death will decide your lot for Eternity
Consider, meditate, ponder well that terrible word–Eternity.
O Eternity, which alone deserves our care and solicitude!
O Eternity, which alone is neglected and forgotten by the generality of mankind!
Who will give to mine eyes a fountain of tears that I may weep over this forgetfulness of Eternity?
O Eternity, who shall measure thy depth; who shall sound thy boundless abyss?
Millions and millions of ages are nothing, when compared with Eternity!
After millions and millions of years there will still remain a never-ending Eternity.
Everything else passes away; but Eternity never passes away.
Happy the just, who shall reign with God during a whole Eternity
Woe to unhappy sinners! if they die in mortal sin they shall suffer for all Eternity.
Yes, my soul, after this short life thou must live for ever either in a state of endless happiness or of endless misery.
Thou art now suspended between these two Eternities; one or the other must be thy final lot.
Canst thou hesitate to choose between an Eternity of happiness or an Eternity of misery?
What then wilt thou do?
Think of death, which is the gate to Eternity.
Think of judgment, which is to decide thy lot for Eternity.
Think of hell, which is the abode of a miserable Eternity.
Think of heaven, which is the habitation of a happy Eternity:
Continually labor to secure the all-important concern of Eternity
Repent, watch, pray, suffer patiently all the evils of this life, and strive courageously for a happy Eternity.
O Lord, spare me not in time, provided Thou spare me for
Blessed are those who die in the Lord