If I Could Relive Yesterday
When tomorrow starts without
me, and I'm not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things we didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me,
as much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name, and took me by my hand.
And said my place was ready, in heaven far above.
And that I had to leave behind all those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away , a tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I 'd always thought I didnt want to die.
I had so much to live for,
so much yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad.
I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, just even for awhile,
I'd say goodbye and kiss you, and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realize, that this could never be.
For emptiness and memories would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did my heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through Heaven's gates, I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me, from His great golden throne.
He said, "This is eternity, and all I've promised you.
Today your life on Earth is past, but here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last.
And since each day's the same day here, there's no longing for the past.
But you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn't do.
You have been forgiven and now at last you're free.
So won't you come and take my hand and share eternity with me?"
So when tomorrow starts without me, dont think we're far apart,
For everytime you think of me, I'm right here in your heart.
With Every Goodbye, You
After a while you learn
the subtle difference between
holding a hand
and chaining a soul
and you learn that love doesn't mean leaving
and company doesn't always mean security.
And you begin to learn
that kisses aren't contracts and
presents aren't promises
and you begin to accept your defeats
with your head up and your eyes ahead
with the grace of a woman
not the grief of a child.
And you learn
to build all your roads on today
because tomorrow's ground is
too uncertain for plans
and futures have a way of falling down
After a while you learn
that even sunshine burns
if you get too much
So you plant your own garden
and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting
for someone to give you flowers.
And you learn
that you really can endure
that you really are strong
and you really do have worth
and you learn and you learn
with every goodbye, you learn.
For Those I Love, For Those
Who Love Me
When I am gone, release me,
let me go...
I have so many things to see and do.
You must not tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my love - you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I travelled on alone.
So grieve a while for me,
if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part,
So bless the memories that lie 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 can't see me or touch me, I'll be near,
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear
All of my love around you, soft and clear.
And then, when you must come
this way alone...
I'll greet you with a smile and "welcome home".
Forever And A Day
When you held me
I knew that I would live again,
And when you smiled
I knew the sun was here to stay,
When you whispered softly
that you loved me still,
I understood forever and a day.
You came to me
when I had nowhere else to turn,
You gave me strength
when I had none of my own,
God sent you as an answer
to my fervent prayer
Not to face the darkness all alone.
You let your love fall softly
on me like the rain,
feeding the trust
you had planted in my soul,
Holding me close, sheltered
in your loving arms
You keep me safe; You make me whole.
When you touch me
I know I am alive again,
And when you smile
I know the sun is here to stay,
When you whisper softly
that you love me still,
I believe in forever and a day
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