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Verses & Poems

Verse 011

“In tears we saw you sinking,
We saw you fade away.
You suffered much in silence,
You fought so hard to stay.
You faced your task with courage,
Your spirit did not bend.
But you still kept on fighting,
Until the very end.
God saw you getting tired,
When a cure was not to be,
So he put his arms around you;
And whispered “Come to me!”.
So when we saw you sleeping,
So peaceful, free from pain.
We could not wish you back,
To suffer that again.
In God’s own time
We will meet again.”
Forever remembered and loved,
by the family.

Verse 012

“In tears we saw you sinking
We watched you fade away.
Our hearts were almost broken
You fought so hard to stay
But when we saw you sleeping
So peaceful, free from pain
We could not wish you
Back to suffer again.
Two tired eyes are sleeping
Two willing hands are still
For one who suffered far too much
Is resting in God’s will.”

Verse 013

The Rose Beyond The Wall
A rose once grew where all could see,
sheltered beside a garden wall,
And, as the days passed swiftly by,
it spread its branches, straight and tall.
One day, a beam of light shone through,
a crevice that had opened wide,
The rose bent gently toward its warmth,
then passed beyond to the other side.
Now, you who deeply feel its loss,
be comforted, the rose blooms there,
Its beauty even greater now,
nurtured by God’s own loving care.

Verse 014

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house  of the Lord forever.

Verse 015

We think of bygone days,
When we were all together.
The family chain is broken now,
But memories live forever.
To us he has not gone away,
Nor has he travelled far.
Just entered God’s eternal home,
and left the gate ajar.

 

USE HE OR SHE WHICH EVER APPLIES

Verse 016

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 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 and hold you near.
And never, never be afraid to die,
For I am waiting for you in the sky!

Verse 017

“When my turn comes to go out of life,
I like to think I shall slip away,
With never a thought or look behind,
Though many voices may bid me stay.
So very sure I shall hope to be
That I shall live on,
Though they think me dead,
I’ll walk right into eternity,
Without so much as turning my head.”

Verse 018

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 sorrows 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 was loved so much.
                      Ellen Brenneman

Verse 019

      The Sheaf of Wheat......
                     Symbol of Christian Faith
The seeds of faith are sown 
in the human personality
and grow into mature faith of the
Christian man or woman.
The sown seed must lose its life in order that
it may develop and grow and multiply.
So symbolically, a sheaf of wheat is
 used by Christians to mark the
 passing of a fellow Christian.
Death is not the end
but the beginning of life eternal.
The mature grain in the sheaf is
 the direct symbol of the
Resurrection - the life beyond the grave,
the fulfillment of the promises
of Jesus Christ.

Verse 020

SERENITY PRAYER
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.