And when God calls for you I'm left alone.

March 21, 2013

Today I heard the most beautiful song.  One that I do not recall hearing before.  It is the perfect description of grief and praise rolled into a musical ball.  The lyrics alone are sincere and sad and vulnerable, describing the pain of losing a loved one, but also acknowledging that meeting will take place again in heaven.  But the tune is charming and catchy and joyful, which is how rejoicing in the Lord feels.  It's a perfect example of how we can rejoice that God has taken one of our beloved ones home to rest while still feeling sad. 

It is the most fitting song I've ever heard.

Your Long Journey - Alison Krauss and Robert Plant

 

God's given us years of happiness here
Now we must part
And as the angels come and call for you
The pains of grief tug at my heart

Oh my darling
My darling
My heart breaks as you take your long journey

Oh the days will be empty
The nights so long without you my love
And when God calls for you I'm left alone
But we will meet in heaven above

Oh my darling
My darling
My heart breaks as you take your long journey

Fond memories I'll keep of happy ways
That on earth we trod
And when I come we will walk hand in hand
As one in heaven in the family of God

Oh my darling
My darling
My heart breaks as you take your long journey