V71: A loving father/mother most sincere

A loving father most sincere
Loved by all he knew,
He loved us all so very dear,
And we all loved him too.
But God in His mercy will give us hope,
And help us bear the strain,
Of the one we cherished, loved and lost,
To meet in Heaven again.

He bade no-one a last farewell,
He raised his hand to none;
His spirit flew before we knew,
That he from us had gone.

You can only have one father,
Patient, kind and true.
No other friend in all the world,
Will be the same to you.
When other friends forsake you,
To father you will return,
For all his loving kindness,
He asks nothing in return.

As we look upon his picture,
Sweet memories we recall,
Of a face so full of sunshine,
And a smile for one and all.
Sweet Jesus take this message,
To our dear father up above,
Tell him how much we miss him,
And give him all our love.