TO MY MEMORIAL PAGE FOR MY MOTHER
JUNE DELORIS (GRAY) IRWIN
IN MEMORY OF A MOTHER
I remember thee in this solemn hour, my dear mother.
I remember the days when thou didst dwell on earth, and they tender love
watched over me like a guardian angel. Thou hast gone from me but the
bond which unites our souls can never be severed, thine image lives within
my heart. May the merciful Father reward thee for the faithfulness and
kindness thou has ever shown me; may He lift up the light of His countenance
upon thee and grant thee eternal peace.
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush,
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.
TO THOSE I LOVE AND THOSE WHO LOVE ME
When I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears
Be thankful for our many beautiful years
I gave to you my love; you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness
I thank you for the love you each have shown
But now it's time I traveled on alone
So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
It's only for a time that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart
I won't be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you cannot see or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear
All my love around you soft and clear
And then, when you must come this way alone
I'll greet you with a smile and say
And He will raise you up on eagle's wings
Bear you on the breath of dawn
Make you to shine like the sun
And hold you in the palm of His hand.
Words by Michael Joncas
Momma.....look what my beautiful and dear friend
Tracy sent for your page. She's a sweetie Mom;
you'd love her just like I do.
This beautiful angel is from my dear friend Jo.
Thank you Jo; she's beautiful!
Song Playing is How Great Thou Art