Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed...When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Cor 15:50-58)
Thought: Death is not the end; death is only a per-requisite to resurrection. Yet resurrection is something than none of us can really understand. It is like a child in the womb trying to imagine what it would be like to breathe air, eat food, and bathe in sunlight. It is the same for the life to come.
The great truth is that the casket is more like a cocoon than a final resting place. This song praises God for the hope we have in Christ of the life to come, and the taste we have of that life today. CS Lewis says this world is like the anteroom to a party, with little tastes of things to come. Yet one day we will enter into the main chamber and feast with all of the saintly departed and with our Lord. I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die (John 11:25).