The Death of Saints Magnifies Christ
Philippians 1:21
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Rev. J. Hervey: Oh, welcome death! thou mayst well be reckoned among the treasures of the Christian. The great conflict is over; all is done. To live is Christ, but to die is gain — Dr. Payson: The battle's fought — the battle's fought; and the victory is won; the victory is won forever! I am going to bathe in an ocean of purity, and benevolence, and happiness to all eternity. Faith and patience, hold out — Rev. G. Roberts: Be quiet, my son? Be quiet, my son? No, no! If I had the voice of an angel I would rouse the inhabitants of Baltimore, for the purpose of telling them of the joys of redeeming love, Victory! Victory! Victory through the blood of the Lamb! — Rev. P. Hardcastle: On the second day before his death his pulse was feeble, and he was evidently sinking. When asked, "Can you say that the precious Word which you have been preaching is now your individual salvation?" "Yes," said he, "and my strength." "And your comfort?" "Yes, and my peace." "And your refuge?" "Yes," said the dying man, "and my life, my life, my life!" He passed away in the sixtieth year of his age, and the thirty-fifth of his ministry — Rev. J. Dickens: "My dear brother, do you not already see the towers of the New Jerusalem?" said a Christian brother. "I do," was his reply. When asked by the same person if they should engage in prayer, he said — "I would rather engage in praise." In that exercise he spent his last breath. The last words uttered were — "Glory! Glory! Come, Lord Jesus!"

(J. Bate.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

WEB: For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

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