Famous last words of great men & women

A few hours before entering his eternal Home, Dwight L. Moody caught a glimpse of the glory awaiting him.  Awakening from sleep, Moody said, "Earth recedes.  Heaven opens before me.  If this is death, it is sweet!  There is no valley here.  God is calling me, and I must go!"  Moody's son was standing at his bedside and said, "No, no father.  You are dreaming."  Moody soon replied, "No, I am not dreaming.  I have been within the gates:  I have seen the children's faces."  After a short time elapsed, Dr. Moody spoke once more, "This is my triumph;  this is my coronation day!  It is glorious!"

President George Washington: “Doctor, I am dying, but I am not afraid to die.” He folded his hands over his chest and said: “It is well,”

President Lincoln, in the Ford Theatre, speaking to Mrs. Lincoln: “I’d like us to visit the Holy Land, we could go to Jeru”…..(at that point Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth).

“The best of all is that God is with us, farewell, farewell.”  – John Wesley

“I die in the faith of Jesus Christ, and in the firm hope of a better life.” – Michelangelo

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, beloved preacher and author, on his deathbed: “I can hear them coming!” He sat straight up in bed and asked: “Don’t you hear them? This is my coronation day. I can see the chariots, I’m ready to board.”

John Knox uttered these piercing words and then died, "Live in Christ, die in Christ, and the flesh need not fear death.

"I shall be satisfied with Thy likeness. Satisfied!" – Charles Wesley

"The waters are rising, but so am I. I am not going under, but over. Do not be concerned about dying; go on living well, the dying will be right." – Catherine Booth, wife of the founder of The Salvation Army, William Booth

"Forthe Christian, the grave itself is but a covered bridge leading from light to light, through a brief darkness." – Henry Longfellow

"Children, when I am gone, sing a song of praise to God." – Susanna Wesley

"Our God is the God from whom cometh salvation. God is the Lord by whom we escape death! Into Thy hands I commit my spirit; God of truth, Thou hast redeemed me!" -Martin Luther

"Thou, Lord, bruisest me, but I am abundantly satisfied, since it is from Thy hand."  – John Calvin

"I hope to meet you all in Heaven. Be good children, all of you, and strive to be ready when the change comes."  –  Andrew Jackson

 John Hus was a man who believed the Scriptures to be the infallible and supreme authority in all matters. He died at the stake for that belief in Constance, Germany, on his forty-second birthday. As he refused a final plea to renounce his faith, Hus's last words were, "What I taught with my lips, I seal with my blood."

"I have pain—but I have peace, I have peace." – Richard Baxter, 17th Century Puritan Theologian.

"Let us pass over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees."  – Stonewall Jackson

"I am still in the land of the dying; I shall be in the land of the living soon." – John Newton

"Take me, for I come to Thee." –  John Bunyon, author of Pilgrim Progress

"Hold the Cross high so I may see it through the flames."  – Joan of Arc

"To be like Christ is to be a Christian."  William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania

"Build me a hut to die in.  I am going home."  David Livingstone, missionary


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