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[We do] well to note what class of people takes comfort in the thought of God. Surely not that perverse and crooked generation to whom it was said, “Woe unto you that are rich; for you have received your consolation” (Luke 6:24). Rather, those who can say with truth, “My soul refuses comfort” (Ps. 77:2). For it is meet that those who are not satisfied by the present should be sustained by the thought of the future, and that the Contemplation of eternal happiness should solace those who scorn to drink from the river of transitory joys….

The people that in darkness sat
A glorious light have seen;
The light has shined on them who long
In shades of death have been.

From The Lutheran Hymnal                                                                                 

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