For those we've loved

For those we’ve loved

For those we’ve loved who’re on a higher plane,
We hold them dear until we meet again,
Their memories live while moons – they wax and wane:
Alleluia, Alleluia!

Because they’ve lived, our lives have greater space,
The world has been a better, richer place,
They’ve fought the fight, they’ve run – and won the race:
Alleluia, Alleluia!

We come again to place them in God’s peace,
To God our loved ones, safely we release,
His love and power will never ever cease:
Alleluia, Alleluia!

The day will come when we will join the throng
Of those we’ve loved who’ve left us and passed on,
And when we meet our God, we’ll sing this song:
Alleluia, Alleluia!

©  Jacqui A Horton 2011

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