V68: He never thought when leaving…

She/He never thought
when leaving home,
He would never more return,
That he in death so
soon would sleep,
And leave us here alone.

A sudden call from God on high,
You had no chance to say goodbye,
Without farewell you fell asleep,
But memories of you I’ll always keep;
And those who loved you dearly,
Are the ones who won’t forget.

No farewells were spoken,
We did not say goodbye,
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why;
But we always will remember,
Our whole life through,
The last words we had with you.

We never fail to pray for you,
We never cease to care,
We wish we could
go home again,
And find you waiting there.
To the Throne of Christ
he will guide us,
And with us he will stand,
And that golden chain
will be linked again,
Locked by Christ’s Own Hands.