||But the souls of the just are in the hand of God and no torment of death will touch them.
||In the eyes of the foolish, they seemed to die, and their departure was considered an affliction,
||and their going away from us, a banishment. Yet they are in peace.
||And though, in the sight of men, they suffered torments, their hope is full of immortality.
||Troubled in few things, in many things they will be well compensated, because God has tested them and found them worthy of himself.
||Like gold in the furnace, he has proved them, and as a holocaust victim, he has received them, and in the time of their visitation
||they will shine, and they will dash about like sparks among stubble.
||They will judge the nations and they will rule over the people, and their Lord will reign forever.
||Those who trust in him, will understand the truth, and those who are faithful in love will rest in him, because grace and peace is for his elect.