It Was A Sudden Parting

It was a sudden parting,

Too bitter to forget,

Those who loved you dearly,

Are the ones who can't forget.

We often sit and think of you,

And think of how you died;

To think you could not say goodbye,

Before you closed your eyes.

Your life was one of kindly deeds,

A helping hand for others needs,

Sincere and true in heart and mind,

Beautiful memories left behind.

The blow was hard, the shock severe,

To part with one we loved so dear,

Our loss is great, we'll not complain

But trust in God to meet again.

Two tired eyes are sleeping,

Two willing hands are still,

The one who worked so hard for us,

Is resting at God's will.

Our family chain is broken,

Nothing seems the same,

But as God calls us one by one

The links shall join again.