by Fr. Jetts
Remembering the day you came
To live with us and play our game
With youthful glee and innocence
You taught us how to live with sense.
Once more we wish with gratitude
To think of you in beatitude.
Those great moments of your sojourn
That make us smile and even mourn.
Greatness achieved through simple life
Though brief your stay, but truly rife.
Life may be short, we really don’t mind
It’s always worth the joys we find.
Eternity, what joy is there?
Are we to leave all that we bear?
Beyond the grave, what can we have?
What’s in store for man above?
Rebirth awaits those in this world
Who tried to love and serve the Lord.
There is no doubt that He shall save
And make his sons rise from the grave!
Mystery indeed is mortal life,
And so is death and endless strife
For every man once born on earth
He sure must face bounty and dearth
All pains will come to a passing end
If you believe and humbly bend.
Beyond your mortal agony
The light awaits, your Destiny.
Rest now, my friend, in endless peace
To dwell with God in boundless bliss.
We pray that you shall intercede
For each of us, in every need.
Courage is all we seek for now
That to His will we humbly bow.
To trust that one day we shall see
That you have reached your destiny.
Under the billowing horizon
The loving thoughts will linger on
Of you and all the many good things
You did for us to share God’s Blessings.
Saints and angels now await
Welcoming you at the gate
Servant of God, lift high your head
The savior bids you, move ahead.
Go forth and meet the Lord of Life
Who conquered death and evil strife.
In him there’s healing, and there’s rest
And our existence shall be blest.
Eternal are His mercies though
That we may live and goodness sow
Just like the way you gave your all
To him who gave your glorious soul.
Until that day we meet
When our joy shall be complete
May God have mercy on us all
and lead us to our heavenly goal.
Someday when that great moment dawns
and the Redeemer gently calls
O may we see you with the Lord,
The Merciful, blest and adored!