Don’t grieve for me, for I’m free,
I’m following paths God made for me
I took his hand, I heard him call,
then turned, and bid farewell to all.
I could not stay another day
to laugh, to love, to sing, to play,
tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found my peace…at close of play
and if my parting left a void,
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened…deep with sorrow,
I wish you sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full. I’ve savoured much,
good friends, good times,
a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief.
Don’t lengthen it now with grief
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wants me now…he set me free.