Our friends are passing one by one
Through heaven’s open door,
When all their earthly work is done
They reach that golden shore.
We miss them here as on we go
To run our earthly race,
But as we run we’re helped to know
Their witness of God’s grace.
Just think how sweet the day will be
When we can meet once more
Each smiling face again to see
Where gold paves all the floor!
Or think what it would be to meet
With Jesus in the clouds,
To share communion long and sweet
With all the happy crowds!
For as our friends pass on before,
We know our turn will come
When we will enter through the Door
And find sweet heaven’s home.
So run with faith and joy today
Because it won’t be long
Until we meet and hear them say,
Did you stay true and strong?
Christina Joy Hommes