|I dreamt death came the other night|
And heaven's gate swung wide;
With kindly grace an angel came
To usher me inside.
And there to my astonishment
Stood folks I'd known on earth,
Some of whom I'd judged unfit
And of but little worth.
Indignant words rose to my lips,
But never were set free,
For every face showed stunned surprise;
NOT ONE expected ME!
Adapted from "A Book of Prayer" collected and compiled by Canon W. F. Shail, Christ Church, Dorset, United Kingdom