Friday, October 26, 2007

Sunrise

When I shall come to the end of my way,
When I shall rest at the close of life's day,
When "Welcome home" I shall hear Jesus say,
Oh, that will be sunrise for me. . . .
When in His beauty I see the great King,
Join with the ransomed His praises to sing,
When I shall join them my tribute to bring,
Oh, that will be sunrise for me. . .
When life is over and daylight is passed,
In heaven's harbor my anchor is cast,
When I see Jesus my Savior at last,
Oh, that will be sunrise for me. . .
Refrain
Sunrise tomorrow, sunrise tomorrow,
Sunrise in glory is waiting for me;
Sunrise tomorrow, sunrise tomorrow,
Sunrise with Jesus for eternity.

In loving memory of my dear friend who slipped quietly into the presence of Jesus last evening. This morning she saw the sunrise from the other side. The battle is over. Peace at last.

Hymn: "Sunrise"

Words by W.C. Poole

Melody by B.D. Ackley

9 comments:

  1. I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. What a beautiful poem.

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  2. My most sincere condolences, I know that you will miss your friend even though you can rejoice that her pain is over and she is with our Lord.

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  3. Amen and amen.....
    Finally home..

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  4. Adrienne, my condolences to you. I know you loved your dear friend and will miss her. Her pain is over and she's with her Lord and Saviour now. As Christians, that's something to rejoice in. . .until we meet again!

    Blessings,

    Sher

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  5. "Home at last, Home at last, Thank God Almighty I'm home at last"

    I don't recall where this comes from but it immediately came to mind when I read about your dear friend. So sorry for your loss...

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  6. Adrienne, I am late in offering my sympathy in the loss of your dear friend. How well she was loved by you and your family in her last days! Rejoicing she is now in the Savior's arms.

    Hugs,
    Lallee

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  7. First of all, I am sorry for your loss but so happy that they are home with the Lord. I have spent several hours this evening looking for the song that you placed on your blog. You now have made my day. Here is looking forward to our "Sunrise Tomorrow". God bless.

    Mike Kelly
    Des Moines
    http://mikekellyiniowa.blogspot.com/

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  8. I'm sorry for your loss. I'm a stranger to you, but I was searching for the song Sunrise and found your blog my mistake. I wonder if you can tell me where I can find the audio to this song. Or even the sheet music. I haven't been able to find it anywhere. You an email me privately at Fldevine1440@aol.com. Thanks. I'd appreciate any help.

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  9. I too found your blog while searching for this song for a friend! I was given the gift of her departed mother's piano and would like to find the sheet music to this lovely song. Please email me at memories@pjscorner.net if you know where I can find it. I thank God "with a grateful heart" that we can look forward to a "Sunrise tomorrow"!!

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