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Common Sayings from the Bible » “In the midst of life we are in death”


An acknowledgment that death, both spiritual and physical, is an ever-present possibility and reality.


The prayer is said at the graveside, acknowledging human mortality and fallibility and asking God for mercy. 'In the midst of life we are in death' (Taken from Book of Common Prayer, 1662, Burial of the Dead). 'In the midst of life we are in death' (Taken from Common Worship, Funeral Service).
1. Consisting of or relating to (the) spirit(s), rather than material or bodily form. 2. Relating to matters of the soul, faith, religion, or the supernatural. 3. A type of religious song whose roots are in the slave communities of North America.
Communication, either aloud or in the heart, with God.
The Bible describes God as the unique supreme being, creator and ruler of the universe.