I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one,
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when day is gone.
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.
Bridge of Love
There is a bridge of memory.
From earth to heaven above.
It keeps you always near us,
it’s called the bridge of love.
May you always walk in sunshine
and God’s love around you flow,
for happiness you gave us,
no one will ever know.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did not go alone,
for part of us went with you.
The day God called you home.
Do Not Grieve For Me
Don’t grieve for me, for I’m free,
I’m following paths God made for me
I took his hand, I heard him call,
then turned, and bid farewell to all.
I could not stay another day
to laugh, to love, to sing, to play,
tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found my peace...at close of play
and if my parting 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...deep with sorrow,
I wish you 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 to brief.
Don’t lengthen it now with grief
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wants me now...he set me free.
a time to every purpose under the
heaven: A time to be born, and a time
to die; a time to plant, and a time to
pluck up that which is planted; A time
to kill, and a time to heal; a time to
break down, and a time to build up; a
time to weep, and a time to laugh; a
time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time
to gather stones together; a time to
embrace, and a time to refrain from
embracing; A time to get, and a time
to lose; a time to keep, and a time to
cast away; A time to reap, and a time
to sew; a time to keep silence, and a
time to speak; A time to love, and a
time to hate; a time of war, and a time
Fill Not Your Hearts
Fill not your hearts with pain and
sorrow, but remember me in every
tomorrow. Remember the joy, the
laughter, the smiles. I’ve only gone
to rest a while. Although my leaving
causes pain and grief, my going has
eased my hurt and given me relief.
So dry your eyes and remember me,
not as I am but as I used to be.
Because, I will remember you all and
look on with a smile. Understand in
your hearts, I’ve only gone to rest
awhile. As long as I have the love
of you, I can live my life in the
hearts of all of you.
Your gentle face and patient smile with
sadness we recall, you had a kindly word
for each and died beloved by all. The voice
is mute and stilled the heart, that loved us
well and true. Ah, bitter was the trial to part
from one so good as you. You are not
forgotten loved one nor will you ever be.
As long as life and memory last we will
remember thee. We miss you now, our
hearts are sore, as time goes by we miss
you more. Your loving smile, your gentle
face no one can fill your vacant place.
God Saw You Getting Tired
God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be,
so He put his arms around you,
and whispered, "Come to Me".
With tearful eyes we watched you,
and saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly,
we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.
When those we love go away, they never really leave us;
they are with us now, wherever we are.
Those whom we have cherished, live on forever,
for love wraps itself around the heart.
Although it’s difficult now, someday beyond our tears
and all the world’s wrongs; beyond the clouds
and all that we can see and touch, we shall all understand.
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
on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened
grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When
you wake in morning hush, I am the swift
uplifting rush of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night. Do not stand
at my grave and cry, I am not there. I did not die.
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
may God hold you in the
hollow of His hand.
“I am the light of the world. He that
follows me shall not walk in darkness,
but shall have the light of life.”
Come to me,
all of you
who are tired
your heavy loads,
and I will
give you rest.
Beautiful things in this life
are manifold tis true,
we count the stars by thousands,
the birds and flowers, too;
The sunsets and dawnings,
rare beauties far and near,
but all the wide world over,
there’s just one “Mother Dear.”
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 for ever.
One gift, above all others God gives
to us to treasure one that knows no
time, no place and one gold cannot
measure. The precious, poignant,
tender gift of Memory ~ that will keep
our dear ones ever in our hearts
although God gives them sleep. It
brings back long remembered things
a song, a word, a smile and our world’s
a better place~~~~because we had them
Remember me whenever you see a sunrise.
Remember me whenever you see a star.
Remember me whenever you see a rainbow,
or woods in Autumn colors from afar.
Remember me whenever you see roses,
or seagulls sailing high in a sky of blue.
Remember me whenever you see waves
shining in the sun. Remember me and
I’ll be remembering you! Remember me
whenever you see a teardrop or meadows
still wet with morning dew. Remember
me when you feel love growing in your
heart and remember I’ll be remembering
I am home in heaven, dear ones. Oh, so
happy and so bright! There is a perfect
joy and beauty in the 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. There is work
still waiting for you, so you must not idly
stand, do it now, while life remaineth, you
shall rest in God’s own land. When that
work is all completed, oh, the rapture of
that meeting; oh, the joy to see you come!
God grant me the serenity to accept the
things I cannot change, the courage to
change the things I can, and the wisdom
to know the difference.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
But there are those that move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to new understanding with the
passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people
make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.
They stay in our lives for awhile, leave
footprints on our hearts and we are never,
ever the same.
I have fought the good fight, I have
finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Henceforth there is laid up for me the
crown of righteousness.
2 Timothy 4:7-8
To Those Who Love Me
When I am gone, just release me,
let me go – so I can move into my
afterglow. You mustn’t tie me down
with your tears; let’s be happy that
we had so many years. I gave you my
love, you can only guess how much you
gave me in happiness. I thank you for
the love you each have shown but now
it’s time I traveled alone. So grieve for
me a while, if grieve you must, then let
your grief be comforted with trust. It’s only
for a while that we must part, so bless the
memories within your heart. And then,
when you must come this way alone, I’ll
greet you with a smile and a
We Sat Beside Your Bedside
We sat beside your bedside, our hearts
were crushed and sore; we did our duty
to the end, ’til we could do no more. In
tears we watched you sinking, we watched
you fade away; and though our hearts were
breaking we knew you could not stay. You
left behind some aching hearts, that loved
you most sincere; we never shall and never
will forget you, Mother Dear.
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 you and
hold you near; and never, never be afraid
to die, for I am waiting for you in the sky!
When Those We Love
When those we love go
away, they never really
leave us; they are with us
now, wherever we are.
Those whom we have
cherished,live on forever,
for love wraps itself
around the heart.