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When John Owen, the great Puritan, lay on his deathbed his secretary wrote (in his name) to a friend, "I am still in the land of the living."

"Stop," said Owen. "Change that and say, 'I am yet in the land of the dying, but I hope soon to be in the land of the living.'"

(Death, John M. Drescher, In Pulpit Digest Summer 1985. From a sermon by Gene Escoe, Funeral for a Christian man, 2/5/2011)

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