But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren,
concerning them which are asleep,
that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
1 Thessalonians 4:13 KJV
The marrow of your soul is thick with grief,
And sorrow’s made a home within your heart.
It feels as if the Lord’s become a thief
For making someone precious to depart.
This is the time to mourn, you’ve lost a friend;
The world seems so much colder than before.
Remember, though,that this is not the end;
Death’s just like walking through an open door.
Your faith confounds the others with no hope;
You know that life exists beyond the grave.
The Holy Ghost is here to help you cope;
Because of Jesus, you are not grief’s slave.
Your heart is heavy now, as it should be,
The day is coming, though, your friend you’ll see.