With Hope

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But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

With Hope
I Thess. 4:13-14; Heb. 6:9, 10:23

That is not at all how
we thought it was supposed to be
We had so many plans for you
we had so many dreams
And now you’ve gone away
and left us with the memories of your smile
And nothing we can say
and nothing we can do
Can take away the pain
the pain of losing you

We can cry with hope
we can say goodbye with hope
‘Cause we know our goodbye is not the end
We can grieve with hope
because we believe with hope
There’s a place where we’ll see your face again
We’ll see your face again

Never have I known
anything so hard to understand
Never have I questioned more
the wisdom of God’s plan
But through the cloud of tears
I see the Father smile and say well done
And I imagine you
where you wanted most to be
Seeing all your dreams come true
‘Cause now you’re home and now you’re free

We can cry with hope, we can say goodbye with hope
‘Cause we know our goodbye is not the end
We can grieve with hope, because we believe with hope
There’s a place where we’ll see your face again
We’ll see your face again

We have this hope like as an anchor
‘Cause we believe that everything God promised us is true

So we can cry with hope, we can say goodbye with hope
‘Cause we know our goodbye is not the end
We can grieve with hope, because we believe with hope
There’s a place
By God’s grace
There’s a place where we’ll see your face again

written by Steven Curtis Chapman
c1999 Sparrow Song/Peach Hill Songs (BMI) (admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing)

We love you, Mama T., and we miss you, but we do not grieve as those without hope. We know that we will see you again. Perhaps we will see you with King David dancing before the Lord with your two perfect legs!

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One response to “With Hope

  1. Aunt Tammy

    (through tears)…Thanks Jenn – we love you guys.
    Aunt Tammy

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