I am posting a revised version of the poem ‘No More Tears’ as a dedication to my Aunt Linda who passed away last Thursday evening after a horrible battle with lung cancer that had spread to her brain. The burden of the flesh is no longer hers and she feels no pain or suffering only unimaginable joy. As we continue to shed our tears because we miss her, we have great comfort in knowing she is now in a much better place!
Calm and secure, safe open gates,
Brilliant beauty for us awaits.
Glory of God, You will endure,
Safe open gates, calm and secure
Most Holy place, all things made new,
Shining city, come into view
We enter through Your throne of Grace,
All things made new, most Holy place.
No more death and no more sorrow.
No more questions for tomorrow!
Enjoying everlasting breath,
No more sorrow, no more death!
The former things are passed away,
No more chaos or disarray!
A myriad of angels sing,
All passed away, those former things.
No aching tears, nor any pain.
A constant Light, You will sustain.
Remember not forgotten years,
Not any pain, or aching tears.
O Prince of Peace, in grace You reign.
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain!
O Coming One and great High Priest,
In grace You reign, our Prince of Peace.
You go before – You are the Way.
We’re longing for that hopeful day,
To finally walk through open door.
You are the Way, You’ve gone before.
Eternal thirst You satisfy,
Upon the cross, You chose to die.
Jesus, our King – the Last, the First,
You satisfy eternal thirst!