June 23, 1943
June 3, 2001
Forever In Our Hearts
God looked around his garden and he found
an empty place.
He then looked down upon this earth and saw
your tired face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you
Godís garden must be beautiful, he always
takes the best.
He knew that you were in pain, and with
So he closed your weary eyelids and
whispered, "Peace be thine."
He then took you to heaven with handís
gentle and kind.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you
did not go alone,
For part of us went with you the day God
called you home.
The Lord came to me like a dream one day
and asked, "Why do you sorrow?"
I answered, "Lord my life is so full
of pain, I canít face one more tomorrow."
The Lord sat down beside me, and gently
took my hand.
He said, "Let me explain to you and
then youíll understand.
Each sorrow is a stepping stone you must
surmount each day,
And every stepping stone you climb is a
sorrow thatís passed away.
The road of life is a mountainside, with
crevices in which to be caught,
But as you struggle on your way, I the
Rock, will lend support.
Every stepping stone you climb, makes
spirit and heart grow strong.
Exercising character and faith this road
seems painful and long.
The way is paved with stepping stones, to
uplift your heart and soul,
Though difficult they aid your way, to a
City paved with gold.
I know that you are tired, for I too have
walked this way,
My sorrows did they multiply, but I cleared
many stones away.
I left my rock to lift you up, I left
behind my story.
To give you strength to make your climb, to
that special place in glory.
And never fear, the Rock is here, Youíll
never climb this mountain alone
Surmount lifeís sorrows, continue on, For
they are but stepping stones.