I walk up to the casket of a friend
Whose life and loves I barely even knew
And as I view his body at its end
I wonder if he knew the Savior, too.
A stranger comes and stands beside me there;
His smile is warm, his eyes are full of light.
He says “Here lies a man that really cared,
Who always strove to treat his neighbor right.
He came across as strict but ever fair.
No, as a man he was not sinless pure,
But he was intimate with God in prayer;
He loved the Savior deeply to be sure.
He has a life eternal with the Lord:
His faith in Christ was where his wealth was stored.”
And this is life eternal,
that they might know Thee the only true God,
and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
John 17:3 KJV