""When Christ come to gather up his church"

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    Photo: William Arnett, 1997

"When Christ come to gather up his church, he'll get the hosanna fan in his hand and wrap the lightning around his wrist and the rainbow around his shoulder. And Gabriel will get his trumpet. And Gabriel ask. 'How loud shall I blow my trumpet?'

'"Blow it calm and easy, for my children are asleep. They will get up and meet Christ in the mid ofthe air.'

'"How loud shall I sound it for the sinner man and the ungodly man?'

'"Seven times louder than a clap of thunder for they are dead.'" —Rev. George Kornegay