Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard His call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found the peace at the close of day,
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared a laugh, a kiss;
Oh yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you all the sunshine of tomorrow,
My life’s been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He has set me free.
Miss Me But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me.
I want no rites in a gloom filled room. Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little – but not too long, and not with your heads bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared.
MISS ME, BUT LET ME GO.
For life is a journey that we all must take and each must go alone.
It’s all a part of the Master’s Plan, a step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart, go to the friends we know
and bury your sorrow in doing good deeds.
MISS ME, BUT LET ME GO.
One night I had a dream. I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonging to me, and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life there was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in my life.
This really bothered me and I questioned the LORD about it.
“LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.”
The LORD replied, “My child, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then I carried you.”
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
When tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes are filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry, the way you did today,
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,
That an Angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand.
And said my place was ready, in Heaven far above,
And that I have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye,
For all life, I’d always thought, I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for, so much yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad ones,
I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, just even for awhile,
I’d say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized, that this could never be,
For emptiness and memories, would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven’s gates, I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me, from His great golden throne,
He said, “This is eternity, and all I’ve promised you”.
Today for life on earth is past, but here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last,
And since each day’s the same day, there’s no longing for the past.
But you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things, you knew you shouldn’t do.
But you have been forgiven and now at last you’re free.
So won’t you take my hand and share my life with me?
God Saw The Road Was Getting Rough
God saw the road was getting rough, the hill was hard to climb, He gently closed those loving eyes and whispered, “Peace be Thine.” The weary hours, the days of pain, the sleepless nights are past, the ever patient, warn out frame has found sweet rest at last.
A Broken Chain
We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us peacefully. Remember your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Your family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.”
Don’t grieve, I’m just going home
To rest from my weary years;
My father has come to claim His own,
So I have no earthly fears.
Just to be with Him and wait
I will look for you to come;
Beyond the beautiful golden gate.
I will wait for you to come;
Home is with my savior above
He smiles on the pure in heart;
It may be morning, noon or night
I don’t want anyone to mourn;
My Father is rich, my heart is right
For I’m just going home.
One million times I need you, one million times I cried
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.
In life I love you dearly, In death I love you still;
For in my heart you hold a place that never could be filled,
It broke my heart to lose you, but you did not go alone,
For a part of me went with you the day God called you home.
A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we love is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
And after a lonely heartache,
And many a silent tear,
But always a beautiful memory
Of one we love so dear.