No More Tears (Revised)

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!


(Linda and Scotti in 1996)

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8 responses to “No More Tears (Revised)

  1. Matt

    Scotti, It is comforting to know that your Aunt accepted Christ and is with Him now. I pray that your pain and loss are lifted up to Him and you have wonderful memories of her life in Christ.

  2. Thank you, Scotti, for this beautiful tribute to your aunt. I pray God will be a comfort to you and your family at this time.

  3. Neva

    Such comforting words! Thank you for sharing them.

    blessings
    nev

  4. Sylvia

    Blessings for her and sadness for you. “Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning” – praying that you will feel His comfort. Bless you Sylvia

  5. Scotti

    I appreciate all of your kind words. I was able to attend the funeral services in Chicago and it was very healing to be there to mourn with my family. I regret not spending much time with my aunt over the past several years. We were very close when I was younger, she was like a second mother to me, but we have been separated by many miles and busy lives more recently. Death can be so devasting but it is times such as these that we all have a choice to make. We can either turn to God for peace and comfort or turn away from Him in our grief and indifference. We must look to Jesus in our pain, as He is our only true source of peace.
    God Bless,
    Scotti

  6. Sylvia

    Just been listening to a song which echoes what you say Scotti. In spite of everything we see around us and te pai, He’s still God.

  7. gleechoo

    Thank you Scotti for these beautiful words — indeed ‘no more tears’ when we return to our Heavenly Father. Let us encourage one another to live and appreciate every moment of life with those around us. Take care. Agape.

  8. Thank you for sharing with us Scotti. When someone we love goes to be with the Lord it is so comforting to know that God’s Word tells us we will see them again one day. Isn’t that awesome! May the Lord continue to bring His comfort while we are separated from loved ones by death.

    Blessings,
    Cathy

    Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

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