A Meditation for Noël on Ruth Noël Piper and Barnabas William Piper and Acts 4:36

How can we say farewell to one
Who never lived among us?
How cease the song that we’d begun,
And hoped that God had sung us?

Perhaps the answer lies unsaid
Behind the placid glory,
And secrets in his little head
Will later tell the story.

Though now he is not wholly new,
No daughter exultation,
I pray that he will be for you
A son of consolation.

J.

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John Piper (@JohnPiper) is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books.

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