"Gracious is the Lord and just;
Yes, our God is merciful.
The LORD protects the simple;
I was helpless, but God saved me.
Return, my soul, to your rest;
The LORD has been good to you.
For my soul has been freed from death,
My eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.
I shall walk before the LORD in the land of the living."
--- Psalms 116: 5-9
"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints."
--- Psalms 116:15
"For if we believe that Jesus died and rose, so too will God, through Jesus, bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
For the Lord himself, with a word of command, with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God, will come down from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first."
--- 1 Thessalonians 5:14, 16