Verses

Verse A-1

There is no night without
a dawning,
No Winter without a
Spring,
And beyond death’s
dark horizon
Our hearts once more
will sing -
For those who leave us
for a while,have only
gone away
Out of a restless,
careworn world,
Into a “Brighter Day”

Verse A-2

Prayer to Our Lady
of Knock
Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland,you gave
hope to your people in a time of distress and comforted them in sorrow.
You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your divine Son,
remembering His promise: ?Ask and you shall receive,
Seek and you shall find?.
Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to heaven. Fill me with love and concern for my
brothers and sisters in Christ,
especially those who live with me.
Comfort me when I am sick or lonely or depressed.
Teach me how to take part ever more reverently
in the holy Mass.
Pray for me now, and at the hour
of my death. Amen.

 

Verse A-3


Thou hast made us O Lord, for
Thyself and in our hearts shall find
no rest till then rest in thee.
We did not see you close your eyes,
We did not see you die,
All we knew was that you were gone,
Without a last goodbye,
It was a sudden parting,
Too bitter to forget,
Only those who loved you
Are the ones who will never forget.
The happy hours we once enjoyed,
How sweet their memory still,
But death has left a vacant place,
This world can never fill.
Your life was one of kindly deeds,
A helping hand for others needs,
Sincere and true in heart and mind,
Beautiful memories left behind.

Verse A-4

We lost a mother with a heart of gold,
How much we miss her can never be told,
She shared our troubles and helped us along,
If we follow her footsteps,
We will never go wrong.
What she suffered she told but few,
She did not deserve what she went through,
Tired and weary she made no fuss,
But tried so hard to stay with us.
We prayed for a miracle all in vain,
That God would make well again.
But God knew best, we had to part,
It eased your pain but broke our hearts.
We cannot bring the old days back
When we were all together,
The family chain is broken now,
But memories live forever.
She was a mother so very rare,
Content in her home and always there,
On earth she toiled, in heaven she rests,
God bless you mother, you were one of the best.

Verse B-1

I'm Free
Don't grieve for me now I?m free.
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him 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 that peace at close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy,
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah, yes these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow,
My life's been full, I've savoured much,
Good friends, good times,
a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief,
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

Verse B-2

Your painful days are over............,
Your restless nights have passed,
God gently closed your eyes,
And gave you peace at last.
Sad are the hearts that loved you,
Silent tears that fall,
Living our lives without you,
Is the hardest part of all.
You gave us years of happiness,
Then sorrow came with tears,
You left us lovely memories,
We will treasure through the years.
There is a beautiful path,
In a wonderful land,
Where God and our ............,
Walk hand in hand.
How lucky God is to have such a treasure,
Take care of her Lord, forever and ever.
May you Rest in Peace,
Is now our daily prayer,
We thank you ............ for everything,
Your love and all your care.

Verse B-3

HIS JOURNEY'S JUST BEGUN


Don't think of him as gone away!
his journey's just begun
Life holds so many facets!
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrow and the tears.
In a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today,
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched...
For nothing loved is ever lost!
and he is loved so much.

Verse B-4

Gone only from our Sight
I am standing on the seashore.
Suddenly a ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze, and starts out from the
blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength,
and I stand and watch her until at length
she is a ribbon of white cloud, just
above where sea and sky mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says:'There
She's Gone!, Gone where? Gone from my sight! that is all'.
She is just as large in mast and hull as she was when she left my side, and just as able
to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her, and
just at the moment someone at my side
says: 'There! She's gone!', there are other voices ready to greet her with a glad shout'
There She comes!'.
And that is dying.

 


Verse C-1

There comes a time for all of us
When we must say goodbye,
But faith and hope and love
and trust
Can never, never die.
Although the curtain falls at last
Is that a cause to grieve?
The futures fairer than the past
If only we believe.
Trust in God's eternal care!
So when the master calls
Let's say that life is still more fair
Although the curtain falls.

Verse C-2

The Memorare


Remember, O most gracious
Virgin Mary, that never was it
known that anyone who fled to
thy protection, implored thy help,
or sought thy intercession, was
left unaided. Inspired with this
confidence I fly unto thee, O
Virgin of Virgins, my mother, to
thee I come, before thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of
the Word Incarnate, despise not
my petitions, but in thy clemency
hear and answer me. Amen.
Sacred Heart of Jesus
I place all my trust in thee.

Verse C-3

A bouquet of beautiful memories,
Sprayed with a million tears,
Wishing God could have spared you,
If just for a few more years.
It does no take a special day,
For us to think of you,
Each Mass we hear,
each prayer we say,
Is offered up for you,
We cannot bring the old days back,
When we are all together,
The family chain is broken now,
But memories live forever.
It was a sudden parting,
Too bitter to forget,
Only those who loved you,
Are the ones who will never forget.
May he rest in peace, dear Jesus,
In thy heavenly home above,
With the sacred heart of Jesus,
In His own eternal love.
Along the road to yesterday,
That leads straight to you,
Are memories of happy days,
Together we once knew.
The blow was hard, the shock severe,
To part with one we loved so dear,
Our loss is great, we'll not complain,
But trust in God to meet again.
A silent grief that's in our hearts,
No human eye can trace,
For many a broken heart is hid,
Beneath a smiling face.

Verse C-4

Distance takes us far apart
And darkens my today.
I have to keep remembering!
You're just a thought away.
When the world is too confusing,
Times are to hard to bear,
I pull your precious meaning,
Your bright spirit, from the air.
If I sometimes drift into
A lonely state of mind,
I gather up the memories
Of days we left behind.
And though you're not beside me,
I can tap into my heart
And draw into the warmth and love
That lives when we're apart.
And with these fond reflections
On the times when we are near,
I sense a little bit of what
It's like to have you here.

 

Verse D-1

After Glow
I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after-glow of
smiles when life is done,
I'd like to leave an echo,
Whispering softly down the ways.
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun.
Of happy memories that I Leave
when life is done.

Verse D-2

No sacrifice would be to great,
No price to high to pay,
If only we could see you again,
If only for a day.
When last we looked upon your face,
We tried hard not to cry,
Instead, we bent over you,
And whispered you goodbye.
Our memories Daddy will never grow old,
They are locked in our hearts in letters of gold,
Death cannot part us nor distance divide,
For each of our lives you are by our side.
We thank you God and will always be glad,
For a better father this world has never had,
He shared our troubles and helped us along,
If we follow in his footsteps we can
never go wrong.
We can never forget him, we don't even try,
We just miss him more, as time goes by.

Verse D-3

Safely Home
I am home in heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is a perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed:
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus’ love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.
And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus; arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows
Pray to trust our Father’s Will.
There is still work waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth-
You shall rest in Jesus’ land.
When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!

Verse D-4

He never failed to do his best,
His heart was true and tender,
He worked, and toiled for those he loved,
And left them to remember.
We sat beside your bedside,
Our hearts were crushed and sore;
We did our duty to the end,
'Till we could do no more.
In tears we watched you sinking,
We watched you fade away;
And though are heart was breaking,
We knew we could not stay.
You left behind some aching hearts,
That loved you most sincere;
We never shall and never will,
Forget you, Father dear.
O Eternal Father, I offer Thee the most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ in all the Masses being offered all over the world or that will be offered for the soul of Thy Servant.
Amen.


Verse E-1

Our Lady of Knock


I come to thee, my Mother,
To lay before thy feet,
My fears, my hopes, my longings,
My bitter hours and sweet.
O take them, Mother Mary,
And place them by God's throne,
Your hands will give them value,
They're worthless on their own.
And as I kneel before you,
Speak to your son for me,
Though poor and small my offering,
I know 'tis dear to thee.
For you, your son at Cana,
Changed water into wine,
The needs of bride and bridegroom,
Were small compared to mine.
And so, my Mother Mary
I lay before Thy feet,
My fears, my hopes, my longings,
My bitter hours and sweet.

 

Verse E-2

God grant me the
Serenity
to accept the things I
cannot change. . .
Courage to
change the things I can
and the Wisdom to
know the difference.

Verse E-3

They say there is a reason,
they say that time will heal,
But neither time or reason,
Will change the way we feel.
For no one knows the heartache,
That lies beyond our smiles,
No one knows how many times,
We've broken down and cried.
We want to tell you something,
So there won't be any doubt,
You're so wonderful to think of,
But so hard to do without.
O Jesus in Thy infinite mercy and through the
prayers of the Blessed Mother of Sorrows, have compassion on the poor suffering souls in Purgatory.
Oh! bring comfort to them in their
pains, shorten their exile, and conduct them finally into Thy Heavenly Kingdom, where with
Thy Saints and Angels they shall praise and glorify Thee for all eternity.
Amen.


Verse E-4

When I Leave


Family and friends, I am about to leave; my last breath does not say 'Goodbye', for my love for you is truly timeless.
I leave myself not to the undertaker and the grave, but to your memory with love.
I leave my thoughts, my laughter, my dreams to you whom I have treasured.
I give you what no thief can steal, tender love-filled moments, the successes we have shared, the hard times that brought us closer together and the roads we have walked side by side.
I also leave you a solemn promise that after I am home in
the bosom of God, I will still be present in the communion of Saints, whenever and wherever
you call on me. My spirit will be drawn to you by the magnet of love. Whenever you are in
need, call me;
I will come to you, with my arms
full of wisdom and your light to open up your blocked
paths, to untangle your knots and to be your
avenue to God. And all I take with me as I leave
is your love and the millions of memories of all
that we have shared. So fear not nor grieve at
my departure,you whom I loved so much,
for my roots and yours are forever intertwined.


Verse F-1

We hold you close
within our hearts,
And there you shall remain,
To walk with us
throughout our lives,
Until we meet again.
So rest in peace
dear loved one,
And thanks for all
you've done,
We pray that God
has given you,
The crown you've
truly won.

Verse F-2

Togetherness
Death is nothing at all !
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by my old familiar
name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Laugh as we always at the little
jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort.
Life means all that it
ever meant. It is the same that it ever was;
there is absolutely unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of your mind because I am of our sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well. Nothing is past,
nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before, only better,
infinitely happier and forever!
we will all be one together with Christ.

Verse F-3

Remembering


Everybody loves to be remembered.
But if we want to be remembered,
we have a duty also to remember.
Memory is a powerful thing.
Wrongly used it can bring death
rather than life.
Rightly used it is a form of immortality.
It keeps the past alive.
Those we remember never die.
They continue to walk and talk with us.
Their influence is still felt among us.
There is nothing stronger or more helpful
than a good remembrance.
............, we want you to know that
we haven't forgotten you.
We remember you, and your memory most definitely brings life to us today.
May it also assure us of life for you, that eternal life Christ came to earth to give to us.

Verse F-4

Lonely is the home without you,
Life to us is not the same!
All the world would be like heaven,
If we could have you back again.
A light is from our household gone,
A voice we loved is still,
A place is vacant in our home,
That never can be filled.
May the God of Love and Mercy,
Care for our loved one who is gone,
And bless with consolation,
Those left to carry on.
The happy hours we once enjoyed,
How sweet their memory still,
But death has left a vacant place,
This world can never fill.
How dearly we loved you,
And prayed you might live,
But Jesus just beckoned,
And we had to give.
God gave us strength to bear it,
And courage to fight the blow,
What it has meant to lose you,
God alone will ever know.

 

Verse G-1

Road to Eternity
Life is but a stopping place.
A pause in what's to be.
A resting place along the road.
To sweet eternity.
We have all different journeys.
Different paths along the way.
We were all meant
To learn some things.
But never meant to stay...
Our destination is a place.
Far greater than we know.
For some, the journey's quicker.
For some, the journey's slow.
But when the journey finally ends.
We'll claim a great reward.
And find an everlasting peace.
Together with the Lord

Verse G-2

Along the road of suffering
You found a little lane,
That took you up to heaven,
And ended all your pain.
You may be out of sight,
We may be world's apart,
But you are always in our prayers,
And forever in our hearts.

Verse G-3

It does not take a
special day for us
to think of you,
A heart of gold that
won so many friends,
your care for others,
your smile, the kiss,
the welcome,
the willing bands,
Love and memories
never die, as each of us
remember you in our
own special way.

 

Verse G-4

Your painful days are over Dad,
Your restless nights have passed,
God gently closed your eyes,
And gave you peace at last.
Sad are the hearts that loved you,
Silent tears that fall,
Living our lives without you,
Is the hardest part of all.
You gave us years of happiness,
Then sorrow came with tears,
You left us lonely memories,
We will treasure through the years.
There is a beautiful path in a wonderful land,
Where God and our Dad walk hand in hand,
How lucky God is to have such a treasure,
Take care of him Lord, forever and ever.
May you rest in peace dear Dad,
Is now our daily prayer,
We thank you Dad for everything,
Your love and all your care.

Verse H-1

Footprints


One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was
walking along the beach with the LORD.
Across the sky floated scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one
belonging to him, and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and
saddest times of his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the
LORD about it.
'LORD you said 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 I needed you most you would leave me.'
The LORD replied, 'My precious,precious child, I
love you and 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'.

Verse H-2

May He support
us all day long
till the shades lengthen
and the evening comes
and the busy world is
hushed and the fever of life
is over and our work is done;
then in His mercy may he give us a safe lodging and the holy rest and
peace at last.

 

Verse H-3

A light from our household gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
That never can be filled.
The happy hours we once enjoyed,
How sweet their memory still,
But death has left a vacant place,
This world can never fill.
How dearly we loved you,
And prayed you might live,
But Jesus just beckoned,
And we had to give.
God gave us strength to bear it,
And courage to fight the blow,
What it has meant to lose you,
God alone will never know.
May the God of love and mercy,
Care for our loved one who is gone,
And bless with consolation,
Those left to carry on.

 

Verse H-4

You can only have one mother,
Patient, kind and true,
No other friend in all the world,
Will be the same to you.
When other friends forsake you,
To mother you will return,
For all her loving kindness,
She asks nothing in return.
As we look upon her picture,
Sweet memories we recall,
Of a face so full of sunshine,
And a smile for one and all.
Sweet Jesus take this message,
To our dear mother above,
Tell her how we miss her,
And give her all our love.

 

Verse L-1

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so
much seek to be consoled as to console
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love,
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in forgiving that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are
born to Eternal life.

Verse L-2

As angels hovered o'er the earth,
This blossom met their eyes,
So wondrous fair they marked it out,
As fit for Paradise.
Not gone from Daddy's memory,
Not gone from Mammy's love,
But gone to shine with Jesus
In His beautiful home above.
Our Lady wished a pretty flower,
To lay at Jesus feet,
Her choice was of the fairest,
A lily pure and sweet.
She gazed amid the little ones,
And stooped to pick the best,
Dear......... was the chosen one,
With Jesus now she rests.
Fold her, O Jesus, in Thy arms,
And let her henceforth be,
A messenger of love between
Our human hearts and thee.

Verse L-3

Now I am contented
That my life it was worthwhile
Knowing as I passed along the way
I made somebody smile.
When you are walking down the street
And you've got me on your mind
I'm walking in your footsteps
Only half a step behind.
And when you feel the gentle breeze
Or the wind upon your face
That's me giving you a great big hug
Or just a soft embrace.
So please don't be unhappy
Just remember I'm out of sight
Remember that I'm with you
Every morning, noon and night.

Verse L-4

A Child Loaned
I'll lend you for a little while, a child of mine, God said.
For you to love while he lives, and mourn for when he's dead.
It may be six or seven years,or twenty-two or three.
But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you and should his stay be brief.
You'll have his lonely memories as a solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught below I want this child to learn.
I've looked this whole world over in my search for teachers true.
And from all the folks that crowd life's lane I have chosen you.
Now you will give him all his love nor think the labour vain,
Nor hate me when I come to take this lent child back again!
I fancied that I heard them say, dear Lord Thy will be done.
For all the joy Thy child will bring, the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness, We'll love him
while we may.
And for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay.
But should the angels come for him much sooner
than we've planned
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.

Verse M-1

To Those I Love
And Those Who Love Me
When I am gone, release me,
let me go, I have to say many things to say and do,
You mustn't tie yourselves to me in tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave to you my love,
You can only guess how much you gave to me in happiness,
I thank you for the love you all have shown,
But now its time I traveled on alone.
So grieve a while for me if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust,
It's only for a while we must part,
So bless the memories within your hearts.
I won't be far away, for life goes on,
So if you need me, call and I will come,
Though you can't see or touch me,
I'll be near
And if you listen with your hearts, you'll hear all my love around you, soft and clear.
Should any of you come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and
'Welcome Home'.

 

 

Verse M-2

Do not stand at my grave
and weep!
I am there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamonds glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the
morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine
at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry!
I am not there, I did not die.

Verse M-3

Mother


God bless you, Mother, in your grave God keep you in His care,
And may He listen to my heart,
And hear my fervent prayer.
I pray that you are safe with Him
For all eternity:
And He will bless you for your love
For all your family.
May you have peace and rest at last, From every care and woe,
And may you sleep in comfort from
The winds and rains and snow.
God bless you for your smiling lips.
And all you tried to do,
To bring us happiness on earth
And make our dreams come true.
And up in Heaven, Mother dear,
Please say a prayer for me
And for all your family.

Verse M-4

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 for a little, but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey 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 of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrow in doing good deeds
Miss me, but let me go.

 

Verse N-1

Your life was love and labour,
Your love for your family true,
You did your best for all of us,
We will always remember you.
God saw you getting tired,
When a cure was not to be,
He closed his arms around you
And whispered 'come to me!'
Our lives are all so different now,
From what they used to be,
All because you are not here,
To share our company.
Life brings us happiness,
But can quickly turn unkind
It brings a grief that's hard to bear,
For loved ones left behind.
Your resting place we visit,
We place some flowers with care,
But no one knows the heartache,
As we turn and leave you there.

Verse N-2

Softly in the morning,
You heard a gentle call,
You took the hand God offered you,
And quietly left us all.
The day you left us father,
Our hearts just broke in two.
The smallest part is still with us,
And the biggest part with you.
For the rest of our lives,
we will miss you father.
Our secret tears still flow.
Oh, how we really loved you,
No one will ever know.
We miss your smile, your joking ways,
We miss the things you used to say.
And when old times we do recall,
It's then we miss you most of all.
You were always there when we needed you.
No task too great or small,
With loving heart and willing hands,
For us you did it all.
Look around your garden Lord,
And when he turns and smiles,
Put your arms around him
And hold him for a while.

Verse N-3

I have passed over the final hurdle,
I have crossed into the light.
No more darkness here forever,
Only God's love shining bright.
I am happy now in the Lord's hand,
Though I am sad leaving you behind.
And I know that you grieve for me,
And thoughts of me cloud your mind.
You might feel lost and lonely,
There may be an emptiness in your heart.
But with my help you'll get stronger,
Till we meet again we'll never part.
So come close to me my family,
Let me whisper in your ear,
I have not really left you,
And if you try you'll feel me near.
And worry not when God calls you.
He'll only call when the time is right,
And then you will have crossed the final hurdle,
And you'll be with me in the light.

Verse P-1

Our Lady of Knock
Intercede for him

 

Verse P-2

Our lips cannot speak how we loved him,
Our hearts cannot tell what to say.
But God only knows how we miss him,
In our home that is lonely today.

Verse P-3

As each day dawns,
we think of you,
As each night falls,
we pray for you
And throughout our lives,
no matter where,
In our hearts you are
always there.

Verse P-4

Deep are the memories,
Precious they stay,
No passing of time,
can take them away.

Verse P-5

Those who die in grace go no
further from us than God,
And God is very near.

Verse P-6

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him
and his soul and all the souls of the
faithful departed rest in peace.

Verse P-7

Come Holy Spirit. Give light to my
mind. Purify my heart. Strengthen my
will, And guide my steps.
Amen.

Verse P-8

No matter how life changes,
No matter what we do,
A special place within our hearts,
Is always kept for you.

Verse P-9

A silent thought,
a quiet prayer,
For a special person in
God's care.

Verse P-10

Your life touched so many others,
and will you be remembered forever more,
to leave the world a better place
than it had been before.

Verse P-11

Time is too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love, Time is Eternity.

Verse P-12

'We have loved her in life,
Let us not forget her in death'

Verse P-13

Loved with a love beyond telling,
Missed with a grief beyond all tears.

Verse P-14

'To live in the
hearts of those
we love is not
to die'

Verse P-15

'And flights
of angels
sing thee to thy
rest'

Verse P-16

Deep in our hearts
your memory
is kept
to Love,
to Cherish,
and
Never Forget.

Verse Q-1

Along the road to yesterday,
That leads us straight to you,
Are memories of happy days,
Together we once knew.

Verse Q-2

To us you were something special,
Someone set apart,
Your memory will live forever,
Engraved within our hearts.

Verse Q-3

Even though you're not around,
Love will overcome all bounds,
Pain and tears may fade away,
But memories will always stay.

Verse Q-4

O Sweet Jesus, for the sake of Thy Bitter Passion
and the sorrows of Thy Immaculate Mother, have
mercy on his soul, and let the light of Thy
Countenance shine upon him.
Amen.

Verse Q-5

We feel so sad when those we love
are called to live in 'The Home Above;
But they have gone to prepare the
way, and we'll meet them again some happy day.
For God has told us nothing
can sever a life he created to live on forever.
So let God's promise soften our
sorrow, and give us strength for a brighter tomorrow.

Verse Q-6

Your life was one of thoughtful deeds,
A helping hand to others needs,
Sincere and true in heart and mind,
Wonderful memories left behind.

Verse Q-7

No matter how life changes,
No matter what we do,
A special place within our hearts,
Is always kept for you.

Verse Q-8

Fold him O Jesus in Thine arms
and let him henceforth be a
messanger of love between our
human hearts and Thee.

Verse Q-9

You gave us years of happiness,
Then sorrow came with tears,
You left us lovely memories,
We will treasure through the years.

Verse Q-10

When I Must Leave You
When I must leave you for a little while,
Please do not grieve and shed wild tears,
And hug your sorrow to you through the years,
But start out bravely with a gallant smile,
And for my sake and in my name,
Live on and do all things the same.
Feed not on your loneliness on empty days,
But fill each waking hour in useful ways,
Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer,
And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near.
And never, never be afraid to die,
For I am waiting for you in the sky.

When Tomorrow

When tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes,
All filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn't cry,
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.
I know how much you loved me,
As much as I loved you,
And each time you think of me,
I know you 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'd have to leave behind,
All those I dearly love.
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here in your heart.

 

God's Garden

God's Garden
God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, ’Peace be Thine’.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

 

To Those I Love And Those Who Love Me

To Those I Love
And Those Who Love Me
When I am gone, release me, let me go,
I have so many things to see and do,
You must not tie yourselves to me in tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave to you my love.
You can ongluyess how much you gave
to me in happiness,
I thank you for the love you all have shown,
But now it's time I traveled on alone.
So grieve a while for me if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust,
It's only for a while that we must part,
So bless the memories within your hearts.
I won't be far away, for life goes on,
So if you need me, call and I will come,
Though you can't see or touch me,
I'll be near,
And if you listen with your hearts, you'll hear
all my love around you, soft and clear.
Should any of you come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and
'Welcome Home'.
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint of snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle Autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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