Thursday 10 May 2012

Why Cry For A Soul Set Free?

The Church was jam packed for Dave Ford’s Thanksgiving today.

We laughed, we wept, we sang, we clapped, we prayed, and we remembered a lovely man - full of life, full of love and full of passion for Jesus.

At one point, Dave’s father in law played the Londonderry Air as we reflected quietly, and read the poem which Julie had asked to go in the Order of Service.


When I come to the end of the road

And the sun has set for me,

I want no tears in a gloom-filled room,

Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little – But not for long

And not with your head bowed low,

Remember the love that we once shared,

Miss me – But let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take,

And each must go alone,

It’s all a part of the Master’s plan

A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart

Go to your friends that we know,

And bury your sorrows in doing good works,

Miss me – But let me go.

At the graveside, the grandchildren carried bright red balloons decorated with hearts – and as the adults threw roses onto the coffin, the children let their balloons float up and away.

We do miss you, Dave – but we let you go, into the arms of Jesus.


  1. Thank you for sharing this,He must have been a lovely man Jan xx

  2. What a lovely way to pay homage to someone. May he rest in the arms of the lord.

    X x

  3. It is always so hard to let those we love go. A moving poem, thank you for sharing it.
    Jane x

  4. That is a beautiful piece.

  5. What an amazingly beautiful image, of the adults with rose petals and the children with balloons. Thank you for sharing this xxx

  6. Beautiful. I am now at the age when many of our long time friends are passing on. But it won't be long before we see them all again.

  7. That is a beautiful piece of writing, but being the ones left behind to do the letting go is so very difficult.


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