Illustration: Eternal Life

In his latter days, Johnny Cash, whose spiritual renewal has been well documented, produced a series of songs, now collected in a CD under the title Ain't No Grave. The music contains his musings on faith and life after death. The only original song on the album is one titled "1 Corinthians 15:55." In case you need a reminder, the words that inspired Cash are, "Where, O Death is your victory? Where O death is your sting?" That song contains a stanza that says, "Oh, let me sail on with my ship to the East/And keep my eye on the North Star/When the journey is no good for men or for beast/I'll be safe wherever You are."