Poems, Prayers, Songs & Scriptures

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After Glow

I’d like the memory of me

to be a happy one,

I’d like to leave an afterglow

of smiles when life is done.

I’d like to leave and echo

whispering 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.

Broken Chain

We little knew that day,

God was going to call your name.

In life we loved you dearly,

In death, we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you.

You did not go alone.

For part of us went with you,

The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,

Your love is still our guide.

And although we cannot see you,

You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,

And nothing seems the same,

But as God calls us one by one,

The chain will link again.

The Final Flight / I Am Free

Don’t grieve for me for now I am free,

I’m following the path that God laid for me.

I took his hand when I heard his call,

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,

To laugh, to love, to work, to play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way,

I’ve found the peace at the end 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 surely will be missed.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,

I prayed for your joy to come on tomorrow.

My life was full, I savored much,

Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your heart, celebrate with me,

God wanted me now, he set me free.

Fireman’s Prayer
When I am called to duty, God whenever

flames may rage, give me the strength to save some life, whatever be its age.

Help me to embrace a little child before it’s too late, or some older person from the horror of that fate.

Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout, and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling and give the best in me, to guard my neighbor and protect his property.

And if according to my fate I am to lose my life, please bless with your protecting hand my children and my wife.

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 love you dearly,

we could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,

hard working hands rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us

He only takes the best.

If Tears Could Build  A Stairway

If tears could build a stairway

and thoughts a memory lane

I’d walk right up to heaven

and bring you home again.

No farewell words were spoken

no time to say good bye

You were gone before I knew it

And only God knows why.

My heart’s still active in sadness

and secret tears still flow

What it meant to lose you

No one can ever know.

But now I know you want us

to mourn for you no more

To remember all the happy times

life still has much in store.

Irish Blessing 1

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

and rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in

the palm of His hand.

Magic of Mother

There’s a magic in a mother’s touch

And sunshine in her smile.

There’s love in everything she does

to make our lives worthwhile.

We can find both hope and courage

Just by looking in her eyes.

Her laughter is a source of joy

Her words warm and wise.

There’s a kindness and compassion

To be found in her embrace,

And we see the light of heaven

Shining from a mother’s face.

On Eagles Wings

And He will raise you up on eagles’ wings

Bear you on the breath of dawn

Make you to shine like the sun

And hold you in the palm of His hand.

Psalm 23

1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,

he leads me beside quiet waters,

3 he refreshes my soul.

He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, [a]

I will fear no evil, for you are with me;

your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where this is hatred, let me sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light

And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,

grant that I may not 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 pardoning that we are pardoned,

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life

Safely Home

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,

He will gently call you home;

oh, the rapture of that meeting

oh, the joy to see you come!

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 to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother;

to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not

my petitions, but in thy mercy hear

and answer me. Amen.

Revelation 21:4

And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more.

The former things have passed away.

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Poems

After Glow

I’d like the memory of me

to be a happy one,

I’d like to leave an afterglow

of smiles when life is done.

I’d like to leave and echo

whispering 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.

A Mother’s Love

There is no love like a mother’s love,

No stronger bond on earth

Like the precious bond that comes from God,

To a mother when she gives birth.

A mother’s love is forever strong, never changing for all time

And when her children need her most,

A mother’s love will shine.

When her days on earth are over, a mother’s love lives on…

Through all the tears and heartache that may come,

A mother’s love is never done.

Be thankful for your mother.

For she loves with a higher love…

From the power God has given,

And the strength from up above.

A Thought on Death

by W. H. Auden

When life as opening buds is sweet,

And golden hopes the fancy greet,

And Youth prepares his joys to meet, – –

Alas! how hard it is to die!

When just is seized some valued prize,

And duties press, and tender ties

Forbid the soul from earth to rise, – –

How awful then it is to die!

When, one by one, those ties are torn,

And friend from friend is snatched forlorn,

And man is left alone to mourn, – –

Ah then, how easy ’tis to die!

When faith is firm, and conscience clear,

And words of peace the spirit cheer,

And visioned glories half appear, – –

‘Tis joy, ‘tis triumph then to die.

When trembling limbs refuse their weight,

And films, slow gathering, dim the sight,

And clouds obscure the mental light, – –

‘Tis nature’s precious boon to die.

And The World Will Live As One

By: Frederick W. Faber

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy like the wideness of the sea; there’s a kindness in his justice, which is more than liberty, for the love of God is broader than the measure of one’s mind and the heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind. If our love were but more simple, we should take him at His Word, and our lives would be all sunshine in the sweetness of our Lord.

Because I Could Not Stop For Death

By Emily Dickinson

Because I could not stop for Death,

He kindly stopped for me;

The carriage held but just ourselves

And Immortality.

We slowly drove, he knew no haste,

And I had put away

My labor, and my leisure too,

For his civility.

We passed the school, where children strove

At recess, in the ring;

We passed the fields of gazing grain,

We passed the setting sun.

Or rather, he passed us;

The dews grew quivering and chill,

For only gossamer my gown,

My tippet only tulle.

We paused before a house that seemed

A swelling of the ground;

The roof was scarcely visible,

The cornice but a mound.

Since then ‘tis centuries, and yet each

Feels shorter than the day

I first surmised the horses’ heads

Were toward eternity.

Beloved, My Beloved

By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Beloved, my Beloved, when I think

That thou wast in the world a year ago,

What time I sat alone here in the snow

And saw no footprint, heard the silence sink

No moment at thy voice, but, link by link,

Went counting all my chains as if that so

They never could fall off at any blow

Struck by thy possible hand,–why, thus I drink

Of life’s great cup of wonder! Wonderful,

Never to feel thee thrill the day or night

With personal act or speech,–nor ever cull

Some prescience of thee with the blossoms white

Thou sawest growing! Atheists are as dull,

Who cannot guess God’s presence out of sight

The Bride

By Anna Latitia Barbauld

My love looks like a girl tonight,

But she is old.

The plaits that lie along her pillow

Are not gold,

But threaded with filigree,

And uncanny cold.

She looks like a young maiden, since her brow

Is smooth and fair,

Her cheeks are very smooth, her eyes are closed,

She sleeps a rare

Still winsome sleep, so still, and so composed.

Nay, but she sleeps like a bride, and dreams her dreams

Of perfect things.

She lies at last, the darling, in the shape of her dream,

And her dead mouth sings

By its shape, like the thrushes in clear evenings.

Crossing the Bar

By Alfred Lord Tennyson

Sunset and evening star,

And one clear call for me!

And may there be no moaning of the bar,

When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,

Too full for sound and foam,

When that which drew from out the boundless deep

Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,

And after that the dark!

And may there be no sadness of farewell,

When I embark;

For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place

The flood may bear me far,

I hope to see my Pilot face to face

When I have crost the bar.

Death Is Nothing at All

By Henry Scott Holland

Death is nothing at all…

I have only slipped away into the next room.

I am I, and you are you.

Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by my old familiar name,

Speak to me in the easy way you always used.

Put no difference into your tone

Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed

at the little jokes we enjoyed together.

Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.

Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.

Let it be spoken without effort,

without the ghost of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.

It is the same as it ever was;

there is absolutely unbroken continuity….

Why should I be out of your mind because I am out of sight?

I am waiting for you for an interval,

Somewhere very near, just around the corner.

All is well

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

by Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,

Because there words had forked no lightning they

Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright

Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,

and learned, too late, they grieved it on its way

do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight.

Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you. my father, there on the sad height,

Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.

Do not go gentle into that good night.

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Do Not Stand At My Grave & Weep

By Mary Frye

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 softly falling snow.

I am the gentle showers of rain,

I am the fields of ripening grain.

I am in the morning hush,

I am in the graceful rush

Of beautiful birds in circling flight.

I am the star-shine of the night.

I am in the flowers that bloom,

I am in a quiet room.

I am in the birds that sing,

I am in each lovely thing.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,

I am not there — I do not die.

Don’t Cry For Me

By: Jamie Scott

Don’t cry for me my brother

because I am not alone.

I’ve gone to be with the lord

at a place I now call home.

Don’t cry for me my sister.

My pain is gone at last.

God took me up to heaven

and put it in the past.

Don’t cry for me my mother and father…

to you both I will always be bound.

Just know that it is God’s love

that now keeps me safe and sound.

Don’t cry for me my son,

because I can’t be there to watch you go through life.

Just know that I was

there the day you took your wife.

Don’t cry for me my loved ones,

because we are apart.

If you want to have me near you,

all just look inside your heart.

imagine

Imagine there’s no Heaven

It’s easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people

Living for today

Imagine there’s no countries

It isn’t hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion too

Imagine all the people

Living life in peace

You may say that I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope someday you’ll join us

And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people

Sharing all the world

You may say that I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope someday you’ll join us

The Fallen Limb

A limb has fallen from the family tree.

I keep hearing a voice that says,

“Grieve not for me.

Remember the best times,

the laughter, the song.

The good life I lived

while I was strong.

Continue my heritage,

I’m counting on you.

Keep smiling and surely

the sun will shine through.

My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest.

Remembering all,

how I truly was blessed.

Continue traditions,

no matter how small.

Go on with your life,

don’t worry about falls

I miss you all dearly,

so keep up your chin.

Until the day comes

we’re together again.”

The Final Flight / I Am Free

Don’t grieve for me for now I am free,

I’m following the path that God laid for me.

I took his hand when I heard his call,

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,

To laugh, to love, to work, to play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way,

I’ve found the peace at the end 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 surely will be missed.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,

I prayed for your joy to come on tomorrow.

My life was full, I savored much,

Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your heart, celebrate with me,

God wanted me now, he set me free.

Flanders Fields

by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place, and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow

Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

In Flanders fields

Take up our quarrels with the foe,

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch, be yours to hold it high

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields

Footprints/Footprints In The Sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.

Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.

In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.

Sometimes there were two sets of footprints;

other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed

that during the low periods of my life,

when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat,

I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord,

“You promised me Lord,

that if I followed you,

you would walk with me always.

But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life

there have only been one set of footprints in the sand.

Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?”

The Lord replied, “The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you”.

Forever In Our Hearts

Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow,

but remember me in every tomorrow.

Remember the sky, 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 now, but as I used to be.

I will remember you all and look on with a smile. Understand, in your hearts I’ve only gone to rest a while.

As long as I have the love of each of you,

I can live my life in the hearts of all of you

From The Prophet

by: Kahil Gibran

Only when you drink from the river of

Silence shall you indeed sing.

And when you have reached the mountain top,

Then you shall begin to climb.

And when the earth shall claim your limbs,

Then you shall truly dance.

God’s Garden

God looked around his garden

And He found an empty place.

And then He 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.

God Needed An Angel in Heaven

God needed an angel in heaven

to stand at the Savior’s feet;

His choice must be the rarest

a lily pure and sweet.

He gazed upon the mighty throng

then stopped and picked the best,

our child was His chosen one

with Jesus she’s [he’s] now at rest.

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 love you dearly,

we could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,

hard working hands rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us

He only takes the best.

Gone From My Sight

by Henry Van Dyke

I am standing upon the seashore.

A ship at my side spreads her white

sails to the morning breeze and starts

for the blue ocean.

She is an object of beauty and strength.

I stand and watch her until at length

she hangs like a speck of white cloud

just where the sea and sky come

to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says;

“There, she is gone!”

“Gone where?”

Gone from my sight. That is all.

She is just as large in mast and hull

and spar as she was when she left my side

and she is just as able to bear her

load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me, not in her.

And just at the moment when someone

at my side says, “There, she is gone!”

There are other eyes watching her coming,

and other voices ready to take up the glad shout;

“Here she comes!”

And that is dying

Grieving

To those I have loved and to those who loved me,

When I am gone release me; let me go.

I have so many things to see and do,

You must not tie yourself to me with tears.

Be happy that we had so many years,

I gave you my love you can only guess,

How much you gave to me in happiness.

I thank you for the love you each have shown,

But now it’s time I travel on alone.

So grieve awhile for me if grieve you must.

Then let your grief be comforted by trust.

It’s only for awhile that we must part,

So bless the memories within your heart.

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 within your heart you’ll hear,

All my love around you soft and clear.

And then when you must come this way alone,

I’ll greet you with a smile and welcome you home.

I Am Not There

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 glints

On snow.

I am the sunlight

On ripened grain.

I am the gentle

Autumn 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.

I Have A Rendezvous With Death

By Alan Seeger

I have a rendezvous with Death

At some disputed barricade

When Spring comes round with rustling shade

And apple blossoms fill the air.

I have a rendezvous with Death

When Spring brings back blue days and fair.

It may be he shall take my hand

And lead me into his dark land

And close my eyes and quench my breath;

It may be I shall pass him still.

I have a rendezvous with Death

On some scarred slope of battered hill,

When Spring comes round again this year

And the first meadow flowers appear.

God knows ‘twere better to be deep

Pillowed in silk and scented down,

Where love throbs out in blissful sleep,

Pulse nigh to pulse, and breath to breath,

Where hushed awakenings are dear…

But I’ve a rendezvous with Death

At midnight in some flaming town,

When Spring trips north again this year,

And I to my pledged word am true,

I shall not fail that rendezvous

I Live On

Don’t cry for me in sadness; don’t weep for me in sorrow,

For I will be beside you, as sure as comes tomorrow.

My body has gone but my spirit lives on, as does my love

For you.

Just as in life. I’ll watch over you, I always will be true.

My blood lives on in my children, how I’ve watched them

grow up with pride.

I’ll live on within them, always by their side.

I know my jokes weren’t always funny and jobs weren’t

Always done.

Just try and always remember the good times the days when

We had fun.

Reach out if you need me, for I will always be near.

Just talk to me, as if I am there, I promise I will hear.

For I’ll live on, with in your mind, we’ll never be apart,

As long as you keep my memory, deep within your heart.

So lift up your hearts, don’t be sad, my spirit hasn’t gone.

While your still there, so am I, I really will live on

If Death Is Kind

By Sara Teasdale

Perhaps if death is kind, and there can be returning,

We will come back to earth some fragrant night,

And take these lanes to find the sea, and bending

Breathe the same honeysuckle, low and white.

We will come down at night to these resounding beaches

And the long gentle thunder of the sea,

Here for a single hour in the wide starlight

We shall be happy, for the dead are free.

If Tears Could Build  A Stairway

If tears could build a stairway

and thoughts a memory lane

I’d walk right up to heaven

and bring you home again.

No farewell words were spoken

no time to say good bye

You were gone before I knew it

And only God knows why.

My heart’s still active in sadness

and secret tears still flow

What it meant to lose you

No one can ever know.

But now I know you want us

to mourn for you no more

To remember all the happy times

life still has much in store.

If There Are Any Heavens

By E.E. Cummings

if there are any heavens my mother will (all by herself) have

one. It will not be a pansy heaven nor a fragile heaven of lilies-of-the-valley but it will be a heaven of black red roses

my father will be(deep like a rose tall like a rose) standing near my (swaying over her silent) with eyes which are really petals and see nothing with the face of a poet really which is a flower and not a face with hands which whisper This is my beloved my (suddenly in sunlight he will bow, & the whole garden will bow)

In the Presence of Death

By Rodney Murphy

In the presence of death we stand awkward, and ill at ease;

For death is a well-known stranger whom we recognize,

but do not wish to know;

But death is not a thing in itself, but a stage in the journey of life,

through which all must pass.

It may come swiftly and catch us unawares,

or slowly with leaden feet;

but death comes to all who live, and in so doing

heightens the understanding of the one we know.

It Was Not Death, For I Stood Up

By Emily Dickinson

It was not death, for I stood up,

And all the dead lie down;

It was not night, for all the bells

Put out their tongues, for noon.

It was not frost, for on my flesh I felt siroccos crawl,

– – Nor fire, for just my marble feet

Could keep a chancel cool.

And yet it tasted like them all;

The figures I have seen

Set orderly, for burial,

Reminded me of mine,

As if my life were shaven

And fitted to a frame,

And could not breathe without a key;

And’t was like midnight, some,

When everything that ticked has stopped,

And space stares, all around,

Or grisly frosts, first autumn morns,

Repeal the beating ground.

But most like chaos,– – stopless, cool,– –

Without a chance or spar,

– – Or even a report of land

To justify despair

The Journey

By Emily Dickinson

Our journey had advanced;

Our feet were almost come

To that odd fork in Being’s road,

Eternity by term.

Our pace took sudden awe,

Our feet reluctant led.

Before were cities, but between,

The forest of the dead.

Retreat was out of hope, – –

Behind, a sealed route,

Eternity’s white flag before,

And God at every gate

Last Request

Please don’t say that I gave up, say that I gave in.

Don’t say I lost the battle, For it was God’s battle to lose or win.

Please don’t say how good I was, but that I did my best.

Just say I tried to do what’s right, to give the most I could not less.

Please don’t give me wings or halos, That’s for God to do.

Please don’t give me more than I deserve, No extra, just my due.

Please don’t give flowers, or talk in hushed tones.

Don’t be concerned about me now, Know I’m well with God, I’ve made it home.

When you draw a picture of me, don’t draw me as a saint.

I did some good, I did some wrong, So use all of your paint.

Not just the light and bright tones, Use some gray and dark.

In fact, don’t put me down on canvas, paint me in your heart.

Don’t just remember the good times, but remember some bad,

For life is full of many things, Some happy and some sad.

But if you must do something, Then I have one last request:

Forgive me for the wrongs I’ve done, and with the love that’s left,

Thank God for my soul’s resting; Thank God for I’ve been blessed, Thank God for all who loved me; Praise God who loved me best!

Let Me Go

We’ve known lots of pleasure,

At times endured pain;

We’ve lived in the sunshine

And walked in the rain.

But now we’re separated

And for a time apart,

But I am not alone-

You’re forever in my heart.

Death always seems so sudden,

And it is always sure,

But what is oft’ forgotten-

It is not without a cure.

I’m walking now with someone,

And I know He’ll always stay,

I know He’s walking with you too,

Giving comfort everyday.

There may be times you miss me,

I sort of hope you do,

But smile when you think of me,

For I’ll be waiting for you.

Now there’s many things for you to do,

And lots of ways to grow,

So get busy, be happy, and live your life,

Miss me, but let me go.

Letting Go

To “let go” does not mean to stop caring. It means I can’t do it for someone else.

To “let go” is not to cut myself off. It’s the realization that I can’t control another.

To “let go” is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands.

To “let go” is not to try to change or blame another. It’s to make the most of myself.

To “let go” is not to care for, but to care about.

To “let go” is not to fix, but to be supportive.

To “let go” is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being.

To “let go” is not to be in the middle, arranging all the outcomes, but to allow others to affect their own destinies.

To “let go” is not to deny, but to accept.

To “let go” is not to nag, scold, or argue, but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.

To “let go” is not to adjust everything to my desires, but to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.

To “let go” is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.

To “let go” is to fear less and to love more.

Little Boy Blue

by Eugene Field

The little toy dog is covered with dust,

But sturdy and stanch he stands;

And the little toy soldier is red with rust,

And his musket molds in his hands,

Time was when the little toy dog was new

And the soldier was passing fair,

And that was the time when our Little boy blue

Kissed them and put them there.

“Now don’t you go till I come,” he said

And don’t you make any noise!

So toddling off to his trundle bed

He dreamed of the pretty toys.

And as he was dreaming, an angel song

Awaken our little boy blue’-

Oh the years are Many, the years are long,

But the little toy friends are true.

Ay. Faithful to little Boy Blue they stand,

Each in the same old place,

Awaiting the touch of a little hand..

The smile of a little face.

And they wonder, as waiting these long years through,

In the dust of that little chair.

What has become of our little boy Blue

Since he kissed them and put them there.

May You Always Walk In Sunshine

May you always walk in sunshine

and God’s around you flow,

for the happiness you gave us,

no one will ever know.

It broke our hearts to lose you,

but you did not go alone,

a part of us went with you,

the day God called you home.

A million times we needed you,

a million times we’ve cried.

If love could only have saved you,

you never would have died.

The Lord be with you and

may you rest in peace.

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 a little, but not too long,

and not with your head bowed low.

Remember the love that was 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 hills we know.

And bury your sorrow among the trees there.

Miss me – but let me go.

My Heart Is In the Highlands

by Robert Burns

My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here,

My heart’s in the Highlands a—chasing the deer—

A-chasing the wild deer, and following the roe;

My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.

Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North

The birth place of Valour, the country of Worth;

Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,

The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.

Farewell to the mountains high cover’d with snow;

Farewell to the straths and green valleys below;

Farewell to the forests and wild—hanging woods;

Farwell to the torrents and loud—pouring floods.

My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here,

My heart’s in the Highlands a-chasing the deer

Chasing the wild deer, and following the roe;

My heart’s in the Highlands, where ever I go.

Never Say Goodbye To Love

Never say goodbye to love,

And let it pass away,

And always hold me in your heart,

And think of me each day.

For my love is always with you

From now until the end,

For moments shared will never die,

And true love shall transcend.

by Keith Michael Phelan

Not In Vain

By Emily Dickinson

If I can stop one heart from breaking,

I shall not live in vain:

If I can ease one life the aching,

Or cool one pain,

Or help one fainting robin

Unto his nest again,

I shall not live in vain.

Nothing Gold Can Stay

By Robert Frost

Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold

Her early leaf’s a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.

On Death

By Kahlil Gibran

You would know the secret of death.

But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?

The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.

If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;

And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.

Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honor.

Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king?

Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?

And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.

And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.

And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance

Poem of Comfort

We little knew that morning

God was going to call your name,

In life we loved you dearly;

in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,

you did not go alone.

Part of us went with you,

the day God call you home.

You left us wonderful memories;

your love is still our guide.

Although we cannot see you,

you are always by our side.

Our family chain is broken

and nothing seems the same,

But as God calls us one by one the chain will link again…

gone but not forgotten

We sat beside your bedside

Our hearts were crushed and sore;

We did our best 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.

Poem of Life

Life is but a stopping place,

A pause in what’s to be,

A resting place along the road,

to sweet eternity.

We all have different journeys,

Different paths along the way,

We all were 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.

And when the journey finally ends,

We’ll claim a great reward,

And find an everlasting peace,

Together with the lord.

Remembrance

by Anonymous

Remembrance is a golden chain

Death tries to break,

but all in vain.

To have, to love, and then to part

Is the greatest sorrow of one’s heart.

The years may wipe out many things

But some they wipe out never.

Like memories of those happy times

When we were all together.

Remember Me

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 the roses,

Or seagulls sailing high in a sky of blue;

Remember me whenever you see the waves

Shining in the sun

And remember…

I’ll be remembering you!

Remember me whenever you see a teardrop

Or meadows still wet with dew.

Remember me when you feel love growing in your heart.

And remember…

I’ll be remembering you!

Remember Me In Your Heart

To the Living, I am gone,

To the sorrowful, I will never return;

To the angry, I was cheated.

But to the happy, I am at peace.

To the faithful, I have never left.

Talk to me, and I will hear,

your prayers, they comfort me,

your laughter makes me laugh,

but don’t weep for me as I have my reward,

I am with the Father and he will never let me perish,

The Lord comforts me, and longs to comfort you.

So be happy my family and don’t despair,

I am in good hands, waiting for the day when

the Lord calls you to come home.

Requiem

By Robert Louis Stevenson

Under the wide and starry sky,

Dig the grave and let me lie.

Glad did I live and gladly die,

And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you gave for me:

Here he lies where he longed to be;

Home is the sailor, home from the sea,

And the hunter home from the hill.

The Road Not Taken

by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that, the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

Safely Home

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,

He will gently call you home;

oh, the rapture of that meeting

oh, the joy to see you come!

She is Gone

You can shed tears that she is gone

or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back

or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her

or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday

or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she’s gone

or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back

or you can do what she’d want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

She Walks In Beauty

She walks in beauty, like the night

Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all that’s best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes;

Thus mellowed to that tender light

Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,

Had half impaired the nameless grace

Which waves in every raven tress,

Or softly lightens o’er her face;

Where thoughts serenely sweet express,

How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,

So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,

The smiles that win, the tints that glow,

But tell of days in goodness spent,

A mind at peace with all below,

A heart whose love is innocent! (Byron)

Since You’ll Never Be Forgotten

By William Wordsworth

I pledge to you today

A hallowed place within my heart

is where you’ll always stay.

Wordsworth – Intimations of Immortality

What though the radiance which was once so bright

Be now for ever taken from my sight,

Though nothing can bring back the hour

Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;

We will grieve not, rather find

Strength in what remains behind;

In the primal sympathy

Which having been must ever be;

In the soothing thoughts that spring

Out of human suffering;

In the faith that looks through death,

In years that bring the philosophic mind.

Sympathy Poem

Birth is a beginning

and death a destination

And life is a journey:

From childhood to maturity

and youth to age;

From innocence to awareness

and ignorance to knowing;

From foolishness to desecration

and then perhaps to wisdom.

From weakness to strength or

from strength to weakness

and often back again;

From health to sickness

and we pray to health again.

From offense to forgiveness

from loneliness to love

from joy to gratitude

from pain to compassion

from grief to understanding

from fear to faith.

From defeat to defeat to defeat

until looking backwards or ahead

We see that victory lies not

at some high point along the way

but in having made the journey

step by step a sacred pilgrimage.

Birth is a beginning

and death a destination

And life is a journey;

A sacred journey to life everlasting

That Fateful Day

By David Hedges

I can’t forget that fateful day

You had to leave, you went away

A sadness filled me up inside

Emotions that I could not hide

Tears, they came, sadness too

All my emotions just for you

Time will heal so I was told

But time could never fill this hole

Here in my heart there is a place

You’re always there keeping me safe

It’s filled with love and happy times

It’s never dark, your light it shines

In heaven now you do reside

To watch over me with love and pride

I know one day we’ll meet again

Until we do just know

I’ll always love you until the end

‘Tis All That Heaven Allows (To My Dear Loving Husband)

By Anne Bradstreet

If ever two were one, then surely we.

If ever man were lov’d by wife, then thee.

If ever wife was happy in a man,

Compare with me, ye women, if you can.

I prize thy love more than whole Mines of gold

Or all the riches that the East doth hold.

My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,

Nor ought but love from thee give recompetence.

Thy love is such I can no way repay.

The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.

Then while we live, in love let’s so persevere

That when we live no more, we may live ever.

To Those I Love

By Isla Paschal Richardson

If I should ever leave you,

Whom I love

To go along the silent way…Grieve not.

Nor speak of me with tears.

But laugh and talk of me

As if I were beside you there.

(I’d come… I’d come,

Could I but find a way!

But would not tears and

And grief be barriers?)

And when you hear a song

Or see a bird I loved,

Please do not let the thought of me

Be sad…for I am loving you

Just as I always have…

You were so good to me!

There are so many things

I wanted still to do…

So many things I wanted to say

to you… Remember that

I did not fear… It was

Just leaving you

That was so hard to face.

We cannot see beyond…

But this I know:

I loved you so…

‘twas heaven here with you

Turn Again to Life

By Mary Lee Hall

If I should die and leave you here a while,

be not like others sore undone,

who keep long vigil by the silent dust.

For my sake turn again to life and smile,

nerving thy heart and trembling hand

to do something to comfort other hearts than thine.

Complete these dear unfinished tasks of mine

and I perchance may therein comfort you

Until We Meet Again

Those special memories of you will always bring a smile

If only I could have you back

For just a little while

Then we could sit and talk again

Just like we used to do

You always meant so very much

And always will do too

The fact that you are no longer here

Will always cause me pain

But you are forever in my heart

Until we meet again

Vanished

By Emily Dickinson

She died, —this was the way she died;

And when her breath was done,

Took up her simple wardrobe

And started for the sun.

Her little figure at the gate

The angels must have spied,

Since I could never find her

Upon the mortal side.

When I Am Gone

When I am gone, release me. Let me go

I have so many things to see and do

You must not tie yourself to me with tears

Be happy that we had so many years

I gave you 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 is time I travel alone

So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must,

Then let your grief be comforted by trust

It is only for a while that we must part,

so bless those memories within your heart

I will not be far away, for life goes on

So if you need me, call and I will come

Though you cannot see or touch me,

I will be near

And if you listen with your heart, you will hear

All of my love around you, soft and clear

Then when you must come this way alone,

I will greet you with a smile and welcome home.

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 never got 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…An angel came and called my name and took me by the hand, It seemed my place was ready – In Heaven far above, and that I’d have to leave behind, those things I dearly love…But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye. For all of 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 how much fun we had…If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while, I’d say goodbye, then kiss you ‘til I saw that special smile…But then I fully realized, that it could never be, ‘Cause emptiness and memories, would take the place of me. And when I thought of all those 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 your life on Earth is past, but here it starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last, and since each day is the same day, there’s no longing for the past… But you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true, Though there were some times you did some things you shouldn’t do…But you have been forgiven, and now at last you’re free, So come and take me by the 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’ll be right there—in your Heart.

Prayers

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A Prayer For Our Loved One

The day God took you back home you never said you were leaving you never said goodbye. You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why. A million times we needed you a million times we cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place that no one could ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone, for part of us went with you the day God took you home. We Love You!

An Old Celtic Blessing

May the blessing of light be on you—

light without and light within.

May the blessed sunlight shine on you

and warm your heart

till it glows like a great peat fire.

An Old Irish Blessing

May love and laughter light your days,

and warm your heart and home.

May good and faithful friends be yours,

wherever you may roam.

May peace and plenty bless your world

with joy that long endures.

May all life’s passing seasons

bring the best to you and yours!

Another Leaf Has Fallen

Another leaf has fallen,

another soul has gone.

But still we have God’s promises,

in every robin’s song.

For he is in His heaven,

and though He takes away,

He always leaves to mortals,

the bright sun’s kindly ray.

He leaves the fragrant blossoms,

and lovely forest, green.

And gives us new found comfort,

when we on Him will lean.

The Blessing of St. Francis of Assisi

The Lord bless you and keep you.

May He show His face to you and have mercy.

May He turn His countenance to you and give you peace.

The Lord bless you!

Child’s Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep;

I pray thee, Lord, my soul to keep.

If I should die before I wake,

I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to take.

From Saint Patrick’s Breastplate

Christ be with me

Christ before me

Christ behind me

Christ in me

Christ beneath me

Christ above me

Christ on my right

Christ on my left

Christ where I lie

Christ where I sit

Christ where I arise

Christ in the heart of every man

who thinks of me

Christ in the mouth of every man

who speaks of me

Christ in every eye that sees me

Christ in every ear that hears me

Salvation is of the Lord.

God Is

The light of God surrounds us.

The love of God enfolds us.

The power of God protects us.

The presence of God watches over us.

Where ever we are God is!

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace,

the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit

of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the

hour of our death.

Amen.

In Time of Sorrow…

May you see God’s light on the path ahead

When the road you walk is dark.

May you always hear,

Even in your hour of sorrow,

The gentle singing of the lark.

When times are hard may hardness

Never turn your heart to stone,

May you always remember

when the shadows fall—

You do not walk alone.

Irish Blessing 1

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

and rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in

the palm of His hand.

Irish Blessing 2

Walls for the wind,

and a roof for the rain,

and drinks beside the fire –

laughter to cheer you and

those you love near you,

and all that your

heart may desire!

Irish Blessing 3

May the Irish hills caress you.

May her lakes and rivers bless you.

May the luck of the Irish enfold you.

May the blessings of

Saint Patrick behold you.

Irish Blessing 4

May your pockets be heavy

and your heart be light,

May good luck pursue you

each morning and night.

Irish Blessing 5

May God be with you and bless you,

May you see your children’s children,

May you be poor in misfortune,

rich in blessings.

May you know nothing but

happiness from this day forward.

Irish Blessing 6

May you live as

long as you want,

And never want as

long as you live.

Irish Blessing 7

May your neighbors respect you,

Trouble neglect you,

The angels protect you,

And heaven accept you.

Irish Blessing 8

May the saddest day of

your future be no worse

than the happiest day

of your past.

Irish Blessing 9

May the roof above

us never fall in.

And may the friends gathered

below it never fall out.

Irish Blessing 10

May you have warm

words on a cold evening,

a full moon on a dark night,

And the road downhill

all the way to your door.

Irish Blessing 11

May there be a

generation of children

On the children

of your children.

Irish Blessing 12

May you always have work

for your hands to do.

May your pockets hold

always a coin or two.

May the sun shine bright

on your windowpane.

May the rainbow be certain

to follow each rain.

May the hand of a friend

always be near you.

And may God fill your heart

with gladness to cheer you.

Irish Blessing 13

Always remember to forget

The things that made you sad.

But never forget to remember

The things that made you glad.

Always remember to forget

The friends that proved untrue.

But never forget to remember

Those that have stuck by you.

Always remember to forget

The troubles that passed away.

But never forget to remember

The blessings that come each day.

Irish Blessing 14

May the blessings of light be upon you,

Light without and light within.

And in all your comings and goings,

May you ever have a kindly greeting

From them you meet on the road.

Irish Blessing 15

May you live long,

Die happy,

And rate a mansion in heaven.

Irish Blessing 16

May the hand of a friend

always be near you,

And may God fill your heart

with gladness to cheer you.

Irish Blessing 17

May your heart be warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day in every way

And forever and ever after.

Irish Blessing 18

May brooks and trees and singing hills

Join in the chorus too.

And every gentle wind that blows

Send happiness to you.

Irish Blessing 19

May the joys of today

Be those of tomorrow.

The goblets of life

Hold no dregs of sorrow.

Irish Blessing 20

May your neighbors respect you,

Trouble neglect you,

The angels protect you

And heaven accept you.

Irish Blessing 21

Death leaves a heartache

no one can heal;

Love leaves a memory no

one can steal.

Irish Blessing 22

Until we meet again,

may God Hold you

in the palm of his hand.

Irish Blessing 23

Said in the morning when rising…

Christ be with me,

be after me,

be before me,

and be at my right and left hand.

May everything I do be for Christ.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth

as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who

trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory, forever.

Amen.

Love Lives On

Those we love remain with us

for love itself lives on,

and cherished memories never fade

because a loved one’s gone.

Those we love can never be

more than a thought apart,

for as long as there is memory,

they’ll live on in the heart.

May God Give You

May God give you…

For every storm, a rainbow,

For every tear, a smile,

For every care, a promise,

And a blessing in each trial.

For every problem life sends,

A faithful friend to share,

For every sigh, a sweet song,

And an answer for each prayer.

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 to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother;

to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not

my petitions, but in thy mercy hear

and answer me. Amen.

Prayer of Solace

May Christ support

us all the day long,

till the shadows 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 holy rest and

peace at the last.

Amen.

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where this is hatred, let me sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light

And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,

grant that I may not 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 pardoning that we are pardoned,

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life

Safely Home

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,

He will gently call you home;

oh, the rapture of that meeting

oh, the joy to see you come!

Serenity Prayer

God grant me the Serenity

to accept the things I cannot change,

Courage to change the things I can,

and Wisdom to know the difference.

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!

A Wish for a Friend

Wishing you a rainbow

For sunlight after showers—

Miles and miles of Irish smiles

For golden happy hours—

Shamrocks at your doorway

For luck and laughter too,

And a host of friends that never ends

Each day your whole life through!

You Toiled So Hard For Those You Loved

You toiled so hard for those you loved.

You said goodbye to none,

your spirit flew before we knew,

your work on earth was done.

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.

Your life was love and labor.

Your love for your family true.

You did the best for all of us.

We will always remember you.

Songs

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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound;

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost but now am found,

Was blind but now I see

‘Twas Grace that taught my heart to fear

And Grace my fears relieved

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed

Through many dangers, toils and snares

I have already come

‘Tis Grace has brought me safe thus far

And Grace will lead me home

The Lord has promised good to me

His word my hope secures;

He will my shield and portion be,

As long as life endures

Yet, when this flesh and heart shall fail,

And mortal life shall cease,

I shall possess within the veil,

A life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years

Bright shining as the sun,

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we’ve first begun

Be Not Afraid

You shall cross the barren desert, but you shall not die of thirst.

You shall wander far in safety though you do not know the way.

You shall speak your words in foreign lands and all will understand.

You shall see the face of God and live.

Refrain: Be not afraid.

I go before you always.

Come follow me, and

I will give you rest.

If you pass through raging waters in the sea, you shall not drown.

If you walk amid the burning flames, you shall not be harmed.

If you stand before the pow’r of hell and death is at your side,

know that I am with you through it all.

Blessed are your poor, for the kingdom shall be theirs.

Blest are you that weep and mourn, for one day you shall laugh.

And if wicked men insult and hate you all because of me,

blessed, blessed are you!

Blessed Assurance

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!

O what a foretaste of glory divine!

Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

Born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

Refrain

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior all the day long;

This is my story, this is my song,

Praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,

Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;

Angels descending bring from above

Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

Refrain

Perfect submission, all is at rest;

I in my Savior am happy and blest,

Watching and waiting, looking above,

Filled with his goodness, lost in his love.

Refrain

In the Garden

I come into the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses, and the voice I hear, falling on my ear, the Son of God discloses.

Chorus

And He walks with me, and He talks with me, and He tells me I am His own; and the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known.

He speaks and the sound of His voice, is so sweet the birds hush their singing, and the melody that He gave to me within my heart is

ringing.

Chorus

I’d stay in the garden with Him though the night around me be falling, but He bids me go; through the voice of woe, his voice to me is

calling.

Chorus

In the Sweet By And By

There’s a land that is fairer than day,

And by faith we can see it afar;

For the Father waits over the way

To prepare us a dwelling place there.

Chorus:

In the sweet by and by,

We shall meet on that beautiful shore;

In the sweet by and by,

We shall meet on that beautiful shore

Chorus:

We shall sing on that beautiful shore

The melodious songs of the blessed;

And our spirits shall sorrow no more,

Not a sigh for the blessing of rest.

Chorus:

To our bountiful Father above;

We will offer our tribute of praise

For the glorious gift of His love

And the blessings that hallow our days.

Irish Folksong

I danced in the morning

when the world was begun,

And I danced in the moon

and the stars and the sun,

And I came down from heaven

and I danced on the earth,

At Bethlehem I had my birth.

(Refrain:)Dance then, wherever you may be,

I am the Lord of the Dance said he,

And I’ll lead you all wherever you may be,

And I’ll lead you all in the Dance said he.

I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black.

It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back.

They buried my body and they thought I’d gone,

But I am the dance and I still go on.

(Refrain)

They cut me down and I leap up high.

I am the life that’ll never die.

I’ll live in you if you’ll live in me.

I am the Lord of the Dance, said he.

From “Lord of the Dance”

Refrain

It Is Well With My Soul

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll;

Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,

It is well, it is well with my soul.

Refrain

It is well with my soul,

It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,

Let this blest assurance control,

That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,

And hath shed his own blood for my soul.

Refrain

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!

My sin, not in part but the whole,

Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

Refrain

And, Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,

The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;

The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
even so, it is well with my soul.

Refrain

Some Glad Morning

Some glad morning when this life is o’er,

I’ll fly away;

To a home on God’s celestial shore,

I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away).

Chorus

I’ll fly away, Oh Glory

I’ll fly away; (in the morning)

When I die, Hallelujah, by and by,

I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away).

When the shadows of this life have gone,

I’ll fly away;

Like a bird from prison bars has flown,

I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away)

Chorus

Just a few more weary days and then,

I’ll fly away;

To a land where joy shall never end,

I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away)

Choruses

When I get there

Jesus Gone to prepare

What a glory that will be

I am riding sweetly riding

By and By when the morning comes

My Home Is in Heaven

‘Twill soon be done

No grave can hold my body

When we all get to Heaven

We’ll sing and shout the victory!

What A Friend We Have In Jesus

What a friend we have in Jesus,

All our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry

Everything to God in prayer!

O what peace we often forfeit,

O what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry

Everything to God in prayer.

Have we trials and temptations?

Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged;

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful

Who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness;

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy laden,

Cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Savior, still our refuge;

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?

Take it to the Lord in prayer!

In his arms he’ll take and shield thee;

Thou wilt find a solace there.

When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder

When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound, and time shall be no more,

And the morning breaks, eternal, bright and fair;

When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore,

And the roll is called up yonder,  I’ll be there.

Refrain

When the roll, is called up yon-der,

When the roll, is called up yon-der,

When the roll, is called up yon-der,

When the roll is called up yonder I’ll be there.

On that bright and cloudless morning when the dead in Christ shall rise,

And the glory of His resurrection share;

When His chosen ones shall gather to their home beyond the skies,

And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.

Refrain

Let us labor for the Master from the dawn till setting sun,

Let us talk of all His wondrous love and care;

Then when all of life is over, and our work on earth is done,

And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.

Refrain

When We All Get to Heaven

Sing the wondrous love of Jesus

Sing his mercy and his grace

In the mansions bright and blessed

He’ll prepare for us a place.

Refrain:

When we all get to heaven

What a day of rejoicing that will be

When we all see Jesus

We’ll sing and shout the victory!

Refrain:

While we walk the pilgrim pathway

Clouds will over spread the sky

But when traveling days are over

Not a shadow, not a sigh.

Refrain:

Onward to the prize before us

Soon his beauty we’ll behold

Soon the pearly gates will open

We shall tread the streets of gold.

Refrain:

When we all get to heaven

What a day of rejoicing that will be

When we all see Jesus

We’ll sing and shout the victory!

Scriptures

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Psalm 8

O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. 6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: 7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; 8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. 9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

Psalm 23

1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,

he leads me beside quiet waters,

3 he refreshes my soul.

He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, [a]

I will fear no evil, for you are with me;

your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 90

(A Prayer of Moses the man of God.) 1 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. 3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men. 4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. 5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. 6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth. 7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled. 8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. 9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. 10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. 12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. 13 Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants. 14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. 15 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil. 16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children. 17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Psalms 116:15

Precious in the eyes of  Jehovah is the death of his loyal ones.

Isaiah 41:13

For I, Jehovah your God, am grasping your right hand, the

One saying to you, “Do not be afraid, I myself will help you.”

Matthew 6:9–12

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

John 11:25

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die

Romans 8:38–39

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 Corinthians 13:4–8

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always

perseveres. 8 Love never fails.

Revelation 21:4

And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more.

The former things have passed away.

Poems, Prayers, Songs & Scriptures In Spanish

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Ave Maria

Dios te salve Maria. Llena eres de gracia El Señor es contigo bendita eres entre todas las mujeres bendito es el fruto de tu vientre Jesus. Santa Maria Madre de Dios ruega por nosotros los pecadores ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte. Amen.

Bendición Especial

Si un día tienes ganas de llorar… Llámame.Yo no te prometo que te haré reír, Pero puedo llorar contigo.Si un día deseas salir corriendo… no tengas miedo de llamarme,te prometo que no te pediré que te detengas… Pero puedo correr contigo. Si un día tu no quieres escuchar a nadie… Llámame. Prometo estar a tu lado. Y te prometo estar calmado. Pero si un día me llamas … y no hay respuesta… Ven rápido a verme… quizás yo te necesite. Si algún día te ignoré, Me arrepiento de ello… Si algún día de hice sentir mal o te desprecié, Me arrepiento de ello… Si pensé que era más grande o mejor que tú, Me arrepiento de ello, Te quiero mucho… ¡No te olvides nunca de eso! En tiempos malos y buenos, siempre estaré aquí para ti. Me arrepiento de todas las cosas malas que he hecho en mi vida. ¿Estoy escribiendo esto, porque qué tal si mañana nunca viene? ¿Qué tal, si no puedo darte un abrazo y decirte adiós? ¿Qué tal, si nunca puedo decirte que estoy arrepentido o que te quiero mucho? ¿Porque que tal, si el mañana nunca llega?

¡Te quiero mucho!

Corazón de Jesús en Vos Confío

Sacrantísimo Corazón de Jesús, ten piedad de nosotros. Si la confianza es prueba de ternura: Esta prueba de amor daros ansío. Aun cuando estésumido en al amargura: Sagrado corazón en tí confío Yo siento una confianza de tal suerte: Que sin ningún temor, Oh Dueño mío! Espero repetir hasta la muerte ¡Sagrado Corazón en tí Confío!

Despuéz de la Luz

Me gustaría que mi memoria fuera

una de la más felices,

Me gustaría dejar una sonrisa radiante

cuando el día haya terminado.

Me gustaría dejar un eco que vaya

rondando suavemente por los caminos,

De tiempo alegres y tiempo sonriente,

y días alegres y brillantes.

Me gustaría que las lágrimas

de aquellos.

Que sufren, sequen ante del sol.

De memorias felices que dejo detras

cuando el día haya terminado.

Eclesiastés 3:1–15

1 Hay un tiempo señalado para todo, y hay un tiempo para cada suceso bajo el cielo: 2 tiempo de nacer, y tiempo de morir; tiempo de plantar, y tiempo de arrancar lo plantado; 3 tiempo de matar, y tiempo de curar; tiempo de derribar, y tiempo de edificar; 4 tiempo de llorar, y tiempo de reír; tiempo de lamentarse, y tiempo de bailar; 5 tiempo de lanzar piedras, y tiempo de recoger piedras; tiempo de abrazar, y tiempo de rechazar el abrazo; 6 tiempo de buscar, y tiempo de dar por perdido; tiempo de guardar, y tiempo de desechar; 7 tiempo de rasgar, y tiempo de coser; tiempo de callar, y tiempo de hablar; 8 tiempo de amar, y tiempo de odiar; tiempo de guerra, y tiempo de paz. 9 ¿Qué saca el trabajador de aquello en que se afana? 10 He visto la tarea que Dios ha dado a los hijos de los hombres para que en ella se ocupen. 11 El ha hecho todo apropiado a su tiempo. También ha puesto la eternidad en sus corazones, sin embargo el hombre no descubre la obra que Dios ha hecho desde el principio y hasta el fin. 12 Sé que no hay nada mejor para ellos que regocijarse y hacer el bien en su vida; 13 además, que todo hombre que coma y beba y vea lo bueno en todo su trabajo, eso es don de Dios. 14 Sé que todo lo que Dios hace será perpetuo; no hay nada que añadirle y no hay nada que quitarle; Dios ha obrado así para que delante de El teman los hombres. 15 Lo que es, ya ha sido, y lo que será, ya fue, y Dios busca lo que ha pasado.

En Memoria

Oh Dios, através de la muerte de tu Hijo en la cruz, tu has sobrepasado el sufrimiento de la muerte por nosotros. Através de su entierro, Tú has hecho la tumba un lugar sagrado. Rogamos por todos los que han muerto creyendo en Jesus, y han sido enterrados con Él creyendo que algún día llegaría el día de la resurecciòn. En el nombre del Padre, del Hijo y del Espíritu Santo. Amén.

Memorare

Acordaos, ¡oh piadosísima Virgen María!, que jamás se ha oído decir que ninguno de los que han acudido a vuestra protección, implorando vuestra asistencia y reclamando vuestro socorro, haya sido desamparado. Animado por esta confianza, a Vos también acudo, ¡oh Madre, Virgen de las vírgenes!, y gimiendo bajo el peso de mis pecados me atrevo a comparecer ante vuestra presencia soberana. ¡Oh Madre de Dios!, no desechéis mis súplicas, antes bien, escuchadlas y acogedlas benignamente. Amén.

No Tengas Miedo

No tengas miedo por

Lo que el Mañana te pueda traer

El mismo Dios lleno de amor

Siempre te va a proteger

Así como El te cuida hoy

Te cuidará mañana y todos los días.

El del sufrimiento te apartará

O la fuerza para soportarlo te dará.

Quédate entonces en paz,

y no te preocupes más,

Olvida todas las preocupaciones

ansiedad e imaginaciones

Oración a Nuestra Santa Madre

Dios mío te rogamos nos concedas tu gracia para que por la intercesión de vuestra Gloriosa Madre la Virgen María de que seamos enrriquecidos por las bendiciones perpetuas y libres de peligros y que por medio del amor y caridad de la Virgen seamos uno de corazón y mente por los siglos de los siglos. Amén.

Oración a la Virgen de Guadalupe

Oh amada Virgen de Guadalupe, rosa mística, intercede por nosotros ante tu Hijo y obteén por nosotros las gracias que te pedimos. En los momentos de angustia defiendenos de las fuerzas de nuestros enemigos, y a la hora de nuestra muerte recibe nuestra alma en el Cielo. Amén.

Oración a la Virgen de Lourdes

Oh, Virgen Inmaculada, Virgen María, tu eres el refugio de los pecadores, de la salud de los enfermos y el consuelo de los afligidos. En el santuario de Lourdes tu has otorgado muchos favores a personas como yo lo necesitaban. Por esta razón acudo a tí, para que intercedas por mí y me concedas la gracia que te pido. Amén.

Oración al Angel de la Guarda

Angel de Dios, Mi querido Guardián; fuiste enviado para protegernos. En este día permanece junto a mí, para alumbrar y guiar, guardarme y dirigirme. Enseñame, mi querido Angel de la Guarda, a conocer a Dios, para amarlo y servirlo por siempre. Aléjame de todo peligro y enseñame el camino al Cielo. Amén.

Oración al Sagrado

Corazón de María Purísimo corazón de María, manten mi corazón libre del pecado. Dulce Corazón de María Sálvame. Nosotros confiamos en que intercedas por nosotros ante tu hijo Jesús. Ayudanos, Oh Madre a poder aguantar todas las pruebas de esta vida: para así poder compartir la vida y la paz eterna con Dios por siempre. Amén.

Oración de San Francisco

Oh, Señor, hazme un instrumento de Tu Paz.

Donde hay odio, que lleve yo el Amor.

Donde haya ofensa, que lleve yo el   Perdón.

Donde haya discordia, que lleve yo la Unión.

Donde haya duda, que lleve yo la Fe.

Donde haya error, que lleve yo la Verdad.

Donde haya desesperación, que lleve yo la Alegría.

Donde haya tinieblas, que lleve yo la Luz.

Oh, Maestro, haced que yo no busque tanto ser consolado,

sino consolar; ser comprendido, sino comprender;

ser amado, como amar.

Porque es: Dando , que se recibe;

Perdonando, que se es perdonado;

Muriendo, que se resucita a la

Vida Eterna.

Oraciòn de san Francisco de Asis

Señor, hazme un instrumento de tu paz

Donde haya odio, siembre yo amor;

Donde haya injuria, perdòn;

Donde haya duda, fe;

Donde haya desaliento, esperanza;

Donde haya sombra, luz;

Donde haya tristeza, gozo;

¡Oh, Divino Maestro! Concèdeme

que no busque ser consolado, sino consolar; que no busque ser comprendido, sino comprender; que no busque ser amado.

sino amar; Por que al dar recibimos Al perdonar somos perdonados.

Oración el Piadoso

Oh Piadoso Corazón de Jesus siempre presente en el Sacramento, siempre lleno de amor ardiente por las pobres almas cautivas en el Purgatorio, ten piedad del alma de quien llega a Ti con humildad. No seas muy severo en Vuestro Juicio y deja que algunas gotas de Vuestra Preciosa Sangre caigan en las devoradoras llamas y haced, oh piadosa Señor, que Vuestros angeles conduzcan el alma de quien a Ti clama, a un lugar de descanso y paz eterna. Amen.

Oraciòn Español 1

Da siempre lo mejor de ti…Y lo mejor vendrá para ti…

A veces las personas son egoístas, ilógicas e insensatas…

Aún así perdónalas. Si eres amable, las personas pueden acusarte de egoísta e interesado…

Aún así sé gentil. Si triunfas en la vida, tendrás algunos falsos amigos y algunos enemigos verdaderos…Aún así, triunfa.Si eres honesto y franco, las personas pueden engañarte…

Aún así sé honesto y franco. Lo que tardaste años para construir, alguien puede destruirlo de una hora para otra…Aún así… Construye. Si tienes paz y eres feliz, las personas pueden sentir envidia…Aún así…Sé feliz. El bien que hagas hoy, puede ser olvidado mañana…

Aún así…Haz el bien. Da al mundo lo mejor de tí, aunque nunca sea suficiente…Aún así…da lo mejor de tí mismo.

Y recuerda que, al fin de cuentas…

Es entre Tú y DIOS…Nunca fue entre Tú y ellos!

Oraciòn Español 2

No lloren por mi, que yo estoy libre;

Me fui de la mano con Dios cuando escuche su llamado;

Di la espalda a todo y deje todo atras.

Si mi partida les ha dejado un vacio a ustedes;

entonces llenenla con alegrias y recuerdos.

Mi vida ha estado completamente llena;

he disfrutado mucho de la vida;

buenos amigos, buenos tiempos y la

amistades compartida, sonrisas, y besos;

Si; esas cosas, yo tambien extranare.

A lo mejor mi tiempo parece haber sido corto,

no lo alarguen ahora con tanta pena.

Levanten sus corazones y compartan conmigo;

Dios quiso que me fuera con El ahora.

Dios me ha llamado.

Dios me ha liberado.

Oración por Señor

Señor, dame la serenidad necesaria para aceptar las cosas que no puedo cambiar. Coraje para cambiar las cosas que puedo y Astucia para saber la diferencia entre ellas.

Padre Nuestro

Padre Nuestro, que estás en el cielo, santificado sea tu nombre. Venga a nosotros tu reino; hágase Señor tu voluntad aquí en la tierra, como en el cielo; danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día; perdona nuestras ofensas, como también nosotros perdonamos a los que nos ofenden; no nos dejes caer en tentación y líbranos del mal. Amen

Salmo 23

El Señor es mi pastor, nada me falta, en verdes pastos el me hace reposar y adonde brota agua fresca me donduce. Fortalece mi alma, por el camino del del bueno me dirige por amor de su nombre. Aunque pase por quebradas muy oscuras no temo ningun mal, porque tu estas conmigo, tu baston y tu vara me protegen. Me sirves a la mesa frente a mis adversarios, con aceites tu perfumas mi cabeza y rellenas mi copa. Me acompaña tu bondad y tu favor mientras dura mi vida, mi mansion sera la casa del Señor por largo, largo tiempo.

San Martin de Porres Oracion de San Martin de Porres

San Martín de Porres, te ruego que me atiendas y me consueles

en mis penas y tribulaciones.

Intercede por mí.

Defiéndeme de peligros y adversidades.

Protégeme de tristezas y tentaciones.

Socórreme en mis dolencias y enfermedades, y líbrame de
cualquier mal de alma y cuerpo. Amén.

Te Prestaré por un Tiempo a un Hijo

Y el Señor dijo: Te prestarè un hijo mío. Para que lo ames mientras vivas. Podrá ser un mes, seis meses, siete años,

diez, treinta años o más tiempo, hasta que lo llame.

¿Podrás cuidarlo? Quiero que aprenda a vivir, he buscado

un maestro y te he elegido a tì. ¿Le enseñaràs? No te ofrezco que se quedará contigo, sòlo te lo presto, Por un tiempo. Porque lo que va a la tierra, a mi regresa. El dará la ternura, la alegría y toda la comprención de su juventud. Y el día que lo llame, tú no

llorarás ni me odiarás por regresarlo conmigo. Su ausencia corporal quedará compensada, con los muchos y muy agradables recuerdos, y con ello tu luto será màs llevadero y habrás de decir con agradecida humildad. Hágase, Señor, Tu Voluntad.