Traditional Verses (Long)

They Say There Is A Reason

They say there is a reason,
They say that time will heal,
But neither time nor reason,
Will change the way I feel,
For no-one knows the heartache,
That lies behind our smiles,
No-one knows how many times,
We have broken down and cried,
We want to tell you something,
So there won’t be any doubt,
You’re so wonderful to think of,
But so hard to be without.

Memories

Distance takes us far apart

And darkness marks my today

I have to keep remembering

You’re just a thought away

When the world is too confusing

And times are hard to bear

I pull your precious meaning

Your bright spirit from the air

If I sometimes drift into

A lonely state of mind

I gather up the memories

Of days we left behind

And though you’re not beside me

I can tap into my heart

And draw upon the warmth and love

That lives when we’re apart

And with these fond reflections

On the times when you were near

I sense a little bit of what it’s

like to have you here.

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,

And never, never be afraid to die,

For I am waiting for you in the sky.

After Glow

I’d like the memory of me

To be a happy one.

I’d like to leave an after glow

 Of smiles when life is done.

I’d like to leave an echo

Whispering softly down the ways.

Of happy times and laughing times

And bright and sunny days.

I’d like the tears of those who grieve,

To dry before the sun.

Of happy memories that I leave

When life is done.

Softly

Softly in the evening (morning),

You heard a gentle call,

You took the hand God offered you,

And quietly left us all.

The day you left us …..,

our hearts just broke in two,

The smallest part is still with us,

And the biggest part with you.

For the rest of our lives we will miss you,

Our secret tears still flow,

Oh, how we really loved you,

No one will ever know.

We miss your smile, your joking ways

We miss the things, you used to say,

And when old times we do recall,

It’s when we miss you most of all.

You were always there when we needed you,

No task too great or small,

With loving heart and willing hands,

For us you did it all.

Look around your garden Lord,

And when he (she) turns and smiles,

Put your arms around him (her),

And hold him (her) for a while.

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 we 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 friends we know,

And bury your sorrow in doing good deeds,

Miss me but let me go.

Contented

Now I am contented

That my life it was worthwhile,

Knowing as I passed along the way

I made somebody smile.

When you are walking down the street

And you’ve got me on your mind

I’m walking in your footsteps

Only half a step behind.

And when you face the gentle breeze

Or the wind upon your face,

I’m giving you a great big hug

Or just a soft embrace.

So please don’t be unhappy,

Just because I’m out of sight,

Remember that I’m with you,

Every morning, noon and night.

His/Her Journey

Don’t think of her (him) as gone away,

Her (His) journey’s just begun,

Life holds so many facets,

This earth is only one.

Just think of her (him) as resting,

From the sorrows and the tears,

In a place of warmth and comfort,

Where there are no days or years.

Think how she (he) must be wishing,

That we could know today,

How nothing but our sadness,

Can really pass away.

And think of her (him) as living,

In the hearts of those she (he) touched,

For nothing loved is ever lost,

And she (he) was loved so much.

I Did Not Die

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 in the night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,

I am not there, I did not die.

Solace

They are not gone those loved ones

Whom we mourn;

We must not think of them as far away,

Unto a fuller life they have been born,

Laying aside the vesture of this day.

Yet near us still they watch and know;

We are the blind ones, who no longer see,

Familiar forms that we so dearly loved,

A waiting reunion in eternity.

They Say There Is A Reason

They say there is a reason,
They say that time will heal,
But neither time nor reason,
Will change the way I feel,
For no-one knows the heartache,
That lies behind our smiles,
No-one knows how many times,
We have broken down and cried,
We want to tell you something,
So there won’t be any doubt,
You’re so wonderful to think of,
But so hard to be without.

After Glow

I’d like the memory of me

To be a happy one.

I’d like to leave an after glow

 Of smiles when life is done.

I’d like to leave an echo

Whispering softly down the ways.

Of happy times and laughing times

And bright and sunny days.

I’d like the tears of those who grieve,

To dry before the sun.

Of happy memories that I leave

When life is done.

Memories

Distance takes us far apart

And darkness marks my today

I have to keep remembering

You’re just a thought away

When the world is too confusing

And times are hard to bear

I pull your precious meaning

Your bright spirit from the air

If I sometimes drift into

A lonely state of mind

I gather up the memories

Of days we left behind

And though you’re not beside me

I can tap into my heart

And draw upon the warmth and love

That lives when we’re apart

And with these fond reflections

On the times when you were near

I sense a little bit of what it’s

like to have you here.

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,

And never, never be afraid to die,

For I am waiting for you in the sky.

Softly

Softly in the evening (morning),

You heard a gentle call,

You took the hand God offered you,

And quietly left us all.

The day you left us …..,

our hearts just broke in two,

The smallest part is still with us,

And the biggest part with you.

For the rest of our lives we will miss you,

Our secret tears still flow,

Oh, how we really loved you,

No one will ever know.

We miss your smile, your joking ways

We miss the things, you used to say,

And when old times we do recall,

It’s when we miss you most of all.

You were always there when we needed you,

No task too great or small,

With loving heart and willing hands,

For us you did it all.

Look around your garden Lord,

And when he (she) turns and smiles,

Put your arms around him (her),

And hold him (her) for a while.

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 we 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 friends we know,

And bury your sorrow in doing good deeds,

Miss me but let me go.

Contented

Now I am contented

That my life it was worthwhile,

Knowing as I passed along the way

I made somebody smile.

When you are walking down the street

And you’ve got me on your mind

I’m walking in your footsteps

Only half a step behind.

And when you face the gentle breeze

Or the wind upon your face,

I’m giving you a great big hug

Or just a soft embrace.

So please don’t be unhappy,

Just because I’m out of sight,

Remember that I’m with you,

Every morning, noon and night.

Solace

They are not gone those loved ones

Whom we mourn;

We must not think of them as far away,

Unto a fuller life they have been born,

Laying aside the vesture of this day.

Yet near us still they watch and know;

We are the blind ones, who no longer see,

Familiar forms that we so dearly loved,

A waiting reunion in eternity.

His/Her Journey

Don’t think of her (him) as gone away,

Her (His) journey’s just begun,

Life holds so many facets,

This earth is only one.

Just think of her (him) as resting,

From the sorrows and the tears,

In a place of warmth and comfort,

Where there are no days or years.

Think how she (he) must be wishing,

That we could know today,

How nothing but our sadness,

Can really pass away.

And think of her (him) as living,

In the hearts of those she (he) touched,

For nothing loved is ever lost,

And she (he) was loved so much.

I Did Not Die

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 in the night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,

I am not there, I did not die.