Tuesday, August 27, 2013

My Grandfather's Brother

 
Got the news yesterday
that my Grandfather's brother fell asleep in the Lord.
A gradual decline, 
20 years or so after his wife passed on
and a short sickness
and he is plunged into the day that 
begins his life anew.
May God remember him in His Kingdom!
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Reading some pages in 
Elizabeth Goudge's 
book of comfort
and found this:
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Amoretti LXVIII:
 Most glorious Lord of life, that on this day,
Didst make thy triumph over death and sin:
And having harrow'd hell, didst bring away
Captivity thence captive, us to win:
This joyous day, dear Lord, with joy begin,
And grant that we for whom thou diddest die,
Being with thy dear blood clean wash'd from sin,
May live for ever in felicity.
And that thy love we weighing worthily,
May likewise love thee for the same again:
And for thy sake, that all like dear didst buy,
With love may one another entertain.
So let us love, dear love, like as we ought,
Love is the lesson which the Lord us taught.
~Edmund Spenser. 
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It is so hard to slowly see the older generation go on 
to the Lord. I feel so much that we still need them.
Who is going to remind us of how 
we are to live?
Or to see their endurance.
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Oh most Holy Loving Lord,
have mercy on us
and on your newly departed servant
Cliff...

5 comments:

E Helena E said...

May he rest in peace in the Lord. My condolences to you and your family. It is hard to see the older generation go.

katherine johnson said...

May his memory be eternal. So sorry dear friend.

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

My prayers for you all.

Michelle M. said...

May his memory be eternal!

elizabeth said...

Thank you so much everyone!