Goodbye. The world is not a
better place. You've torn an empty,
aching space in my heart. Goodbye.
I know that now your pain is done.
Your life in heaven's just begun,
but I'm still here.
Sorry for your loss, just give it
time. He's in a better place, yes,
but the loss still is mine. Can you
hear those church bells chime?
Marking the march of time,
oh, the march of time.
He was a godly man who loved
the Lord. But no matter the
strength of his love, his God loved
him more. And He held him
through the storm, across to the
other shore, oh, the other shore.
But we don't live like the rest of
the world - we know that this is
not the end. So though I'll grieve
your loss to my soul, I know I'll
see you again.
So not goodbye. For those who
love the Lord it's true. He's
prepared a place for you, and for
me too. So not goodbye, no,
'cause I'll see you on the other side.
And there your arms will open
wide and I'll run in.
I love you. I'll miss you. But I'll
see you again. This parting is not
forever. Godspeed, my friend.
©2006 Jennifer C. Shaw