A Certain Hope

"For the Lord himself shall descend." 1Th 4:16
"So shall we ever be with the Lord." 1Th 4:17 
"Looking for that blessed hope." Tit 2:13

This blessed hope is;
A powerful hope; "the dead shall be raised" 1Co 15:52
A glorious hope;  "this corruptible must put on incorruption,
        this mortality must put on immortality" 1Co 15:53
A victorious hope; "O death where is thy sting, O grave where is thy victory?" 1Co 15:55
A joyful hope; "so shall we ever be with the Lord" 1Th 4:17
           (Let us live in the light of this blessed hope)

    O joy! O delight! Should we go without dying;
    No sickness, no sadness, no dread, and no crying;
    Caught up through the clouds with our Lord into glory;
    When Jesus receives His own.