Come With Me
The Lord saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be,
So He put his arms around you
and whispered, "Come with me"
With tearful eyes, we watched you suffer
And saw you fade away,
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
A beautiful smile at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the best.
It's lonesome here without you
We miss you so each day,
Our lives aren't the same
Since you went away.
When days are sad and lonely,
And everything goes wrong,
We seem to hear you whisper,
"Cheer up and carry on."
Each time we see your picture,
You seem to smile and say,
"Don't cry, I'm in God's keeping,
We'll meet again someday."
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 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 place at the close of the 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 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 set me free.
May You Find Serenity
May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand.
May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the
strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and
optimism. Always know that there are those whose love and understanding will
always be there, even when you feel most alone. May you discover enough
goodness in others to believe in a world of peace. May a kind word, a
reassuring touch, and a warm smile be yours every day of your life, and may you
give these gifts as well as receive them. Remember the sunshine when the storm
Teach love to those who hate, and let that love embrace you as you go out into
the world. May the teachings of those you admire become part of you, so that
you may call upon them. Remember, those whose lives you have touched and whose
have touched yours are always a part of you, even if the encounters were less
than you would have wished. It is the content of the encounter that is more
important than the form.
May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place
immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart. Find time each day to see
beauty and love in the world around you. Realize that, each person has
limitless abilities, but each of us is different in our own way. What you feel
you lack in the present may become one of your strengths in the future. May you
see your future as one filled with promise and possibility. Learn to view
everything as a worthwhile experience. May you find enough inner strength to
determine your own worth by yourself, and not be dependent on another's
judgement of your accomplishments. May you always feel loved.
The Plan of the Master Weaver
My life is but a weaving between the Lord and me,
I may not choose the colors,
He knows what they should be
For He can view the pattern upon the upper side,
While I can see it only on this, the under side…
Sometimes He weaveth sorrow, which seemeth strange to me,
But I will trust His judgement, and work on faithfully,
‘Tis He who fills the shuttle, and He knows what is best,
So I shall weave in earnest, leaving to Him the rest…
Not till the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly
Shall God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why -
The dark threads are as needed in the Weaver’s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD,
which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:
He that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is thy keeper:
The LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil:
He shall preserve thy soul.
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth,
And even forevermore.
When I'm Called Home
When I'm Called Home
When I breathe my last upon this earth,
Don't be sad and filled with pain.
My purpose will be completed.
What I've longed for, I've attained.
Don't shed a tear, but smile instead.
My death is not the end.
I'm still living - just on a higher plane,
With Jesus - my dearest friend.
When my earthly body is lowered,
Into the cold, dark, dreary ground.
It won't lie there forever,
Only 'til the trumpet's sound.
Please etch upon my headstone,
The date God gave me birth.
But enter not the month and year,
He took me from this earth.
My spirit will still be living,
For I was saved by grace.
I'll be dwelling with my Savior.
In that glorious, heavenly place.
And when the final trumpet sounds,
First the dead in Christ shall rise.
Then my body that was buried,
Will be caught up in the skies.
It will meet there with my spirit.
And the two shall be entwined.
To form the perfect body,
That my precious Lord designed.
If God has not yet called you,
Before that final trumpet sounds,
You'll be changed and rise to meet him.
For you, too, are Heaven bound.
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
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 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'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my 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,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
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 way
There's no longing for the past.
Buy 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?
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.
If You Could See Me Now
If you could see me now you wouldn’t shed a tear.
Though you may not understand why I’m no longer there.
Remember my spirit that is the real me because I’m still very
Much alive, I’ve just been set free, Oh, if you could only see!
I have beheld our Father’s face and I’ve touched my Savior’s
Hand. All of Heaven’s angels rejoiced as I entered the promised
Land. Beyond the gates of pearl I’ve walked on the golden streets.
I’ve touched the walls of jasper and dipped my foot in the
Crystal sea. The beauty is beyond words and nothing could
Compare, I’ve even seen your mansion and someday
I’ll meet you there. Let Jesus be your guide because
His Word will show you the way! So please don’t
Cry because we will meet again someday.
By Patsy Stambaugh Deskins
A Pet’s Prayer
If it should be that I grow old and weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this, the last battle, can’t be won.
You will be sad, I understand,
Don’t let your grief then stay your hand,
For this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship stand the test.
We’ve had so many happy years,
What is to come can hold not fears,
You’d not want me to suffer, so,
When the time comes, please let me go.
Take m where my needs they’ll tend,
Only, stay with me to the end,
And hold me firm and speak to me,
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will see,
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I’ve been saved.
Don’t grieve it should be you,
Who decides this thing to do,
We’ve been so close, we two, these years,
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.