by Gareth James
(St Albans, England)
Hush now, close your tired eyes,
For tomorrow there will be brighter skies.
Rest now, for you have made your mark,
You will be remembered when it all turns dark.
Hush now, the pain will end I swear,
I will remain by your side, for I am always there.
Rest now, for you have had your time
And I know you are young and in your prime.
Hush now, for you are journey bound,
Take his hand and follow, rise off the ground.
Rest a while; you don't have to fear any more,
God's love awaits you through his glittering door.
Hush now; listen to the angelic call from above
With you always, in every whisper with all their love.
Rest now, for his arms will embrace you always.
We love you and will miss you throughout our lonely days.