While external beauty in this life fades as we head closer to the next life, it is our internal beauty that we will take with us. And freed from all that taints us here, it is that beauty which will govern our changed relationships there. As our humanity is fully restored and made perfect by God at the end of our journey on this earth, there is much to look forward to
This song is a reworking of the same song that appeared on Pocketful of Rye
She looks like an angel, she walks on the earth
She's better than apples
She looks like an angel in the city of gold
One day I'll be there with you
She's beautiful on both sides in and out
She's beautiful on both sides
Life is a river, love is a flood
Time will keep flowing
No giving or taking in the city of gold
One day she'll be there with me
And in a flash when the trumpet sounds
We shall be changed somehow
And now, brothers and sisters, I want you to know what will happen to the Christians who have died so you will not be full of sorrow like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus comes, God will bring back with Jesus all the Christians who have died.
I can tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not rise to meet him ahead of those who are in their graves. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the call of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, all the Christians who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and remain with him forever. So comfort and encourage each other with these words.