Friday, December 09, 2005

Heaven's Gates

GreatMom Lottie B. and our girls this past summer

-are opening and preparing to welcome someone we love dearly. We are grieving over the temporary loss we will experience, but rejoice to know we will see her and spend eternity in heaven. No more pain, no more sorrow, she will be made perfect. There are no words, but sometimes a song helps me convey how I feel about someone or something. As I read the words to this song, it seemed to capture the strong faith she has in her "Sweet Jesus". She's ready when He is, and we will see her 'round the Mulberry Bush...even better -round the Pearly Gate. We love you so much GreatMom Lottie B. There are no words...for you have put a song in our hearts.
My Life Flows On In Endless Song
(How Can I Keep From Singing?)

Psalm 146:2 While I live I will praise the LORD; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

Words: Robert Lowry
Music: Robert Lowry

My life flows on in endless song;
Above earth’s lamentation
I hear the sweet though far off hymn
That hails a new creation:

Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear the music ringing;
It finds an echo in my soul—
How can I keep from singing?

What though my joys and comforts die?
The Lord my Savior liveth;
What though the darkness gather round!
Songs in the night He giveth:

No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that refuge clinging;
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth,
How can I keep from singing?

I lift mine eyes; the cloud grows thin;
I see the blue above it;
And day by day this pathway smoothes
Since first I learned to love it:

The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
A fountain ever springing:
All things are mine since I am His—
How can I keep from singing?

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