When we mourn the death of friends who were prepared for an early summons, let their preparation be our support. Blessed be God they were not found sleeping! While we drop our tears upon the grave of any young Christian who was awake and alive to God, that blessedness which Christ himself pronounces upon them, is a sweet cordial to mingle with our bitter sorrows, and will greatly assist to dry up the spring of them. The idea of their piety, and their approbation in the sight of God, is a balm to heal the wound, and give present ease to the heartache.
~ Isaac Watts ~
[The World to Come]