April 21, 2011

October 3, 2011


Taking the Days


I know you’ll soon be going home,

that the day is nearer than we hope

but today you are here, today we can love

taking these days you remain


time is not ours to give and take

we have no charge of its speed and end

but today we have time, today we’ll enjoy

taking these days you remain


none but God know tomorrow’s end

nothing for us but to wait and trust

but today we have you, today we’ll rejoice

taking these days you remain


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all too sudden that day will come

yet tears show only passing grief

only today we will mourn this fearsome loss

ours are the days that endure                                               


despite this pain our hope stands firm

on Him who’s love is beyond all thought

only today we suffer pain and sorrow

ours are the days that endure


My father is sick, quite sick,

with more wrong than can be fixed.

A cold could kill him before we know.

Every day he wakes again is a gift

before we say our last good-bye.


Last two verses added 09/12/2011

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