The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saves such as be of
a contrite spirit.
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
The righteous perishes, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are
taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to
I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore
comforts unto him and to his mourners.
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the
oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that
they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he
might be glorified.
Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for
I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them
rejoice from their sorrow.
1 Thes. 4:13-14
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are
asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.  For if we
believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus
will God bring with him.