The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want
He makes me to lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside the still waters,
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the path of righteousness
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Weep not for me though I am gone
Into that gentle night
Grieve if you will, but not for long
Upon my soul's sweet flight
I am at peace, my soul's at rest
There is no need for tears.
For with your love I was so blessed
For all those many years.
There is no pain, I suffer not,
The fear now is all gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts,
In your memory I live on.
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife
Please do not dwell upon my death,
But clebrate my life.
Don't think of me as gone away
My journey's just begun,
Life holds so many facets
This earth is of but one.
Just think of me as resting
From the sorrows and the tears,
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years.
Think of how I must be wishing
That you could know today,
How nothing but your sadness
Can really go away
And think of me as living
In the hearts of those I touched,
For nothing loved is ever lost
And I know I was loved so much.
Aunt Robin visiting Brent
Brent always loved the Chicago Bulls
Right after his death, the Bulls won
the National Championship. I had this
arrangement made for him
To read the poem on the back of Brent's headstone, click here: Brent's Poem
When I am gone, release me, let me go,
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't 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 me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown.
So grieve awhile for me, if you must.
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while 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 with 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 home."
Midi selection: Go Rest High On That Mountain