Saturday, December 7, 2013

Should You Go First

Should you go first and I remain,
to walk the road alone,
I’ll live in memory’s garden,
dear, with happy days we’ve known.
In Spring I’ll wait for roses red,
when fades the lilac blue,
in early Fall when brown leaves call,
I’ll catch a glimpse of you.

Should you go first and I remain,
for battles to be fought,
each thing you’ve touched along the way,
will be a hallowed spot.
I’ll hear your voice, I’ll see your smile,
though blindly I may grope,
the memory of your helping hand 
will buoy me on with hope.

Should you go first and I remain, 
to finish with the scroll,
no length’ning shadows shall creep in,
to make this life seem droll.
We’ve known so much happiness,
we’ve had our cup of joy,
and memory is one gift of God 
that death cannot destroy.

Should you go first and I remain,
one thing I’d have you do:
walk slowly down that long, lone path,
for soon I’ll follow you.
I’ll want to know each step you take 
that I may walk the same,
for some day down that lonely road,
you’ll hear me call your name.
by Albert Kennedy Rowswell

"But now he has died; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me."
2 Samuel 12:23

"...we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. 

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 

For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of thearchangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 

Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 

Therefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

In honor of Janet's crown of life and Tom's love for her. Praising God!

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