Heavenly Father, remember me to my dear friends,
the apostle Paul, Titus and to Priscilla and Aquila
And to my father who found you in the end
Lord, say hello to my mother
your own Sunday school teacher
and to Mother Mary and her son
Yeshua Jesus, to whom we owe all..
And Lord bless all my friends down here
to whom you have given me, to be near.
Portals of Heaven, Portals of Grace;
Portals beyond which I'll see His face!
Portals, to the doorway to Life evermore.
Portals, the entry to Eternity's shore!
I see the Pearly gates in my mind
I won't even think of what I've left behind.
Jesus will be there, arms open wide;
Gathering jewels to the other side.
I see the angels, I see their eyes
Watching, intently, for Jesus' great prize;
The life that He laid down, paid for all sin
Gladly rejoicing as I enter in.
Oh, all the loved ones, gone on before;
See how they run to His open door!
Oh, what rejoicing, singing His name,
Land of the Sonlight; always the same.
Never a dull day, never a tear;
Never a lonely soul will be there!
No wreath of sorrow will hang on a door;
Jesus, our Savior, safe on His shore!
While I am waiting down here, below,
I'll let my heart's cup, with love, overflow!
I'll dream the dream that He died to share;
Holding my breath and watching the air!
Soon, through the Eastern sky, He will break,
Just like He promised; loved ones to take!
Unfolding the pages of Life throughout time,
Precious Redeemer; I call Him mine!
Basking in Sonlight, all of our days;
How could we ever sing worthy praise?
All that He asks, is to love Him, so true.
Love comes so easy... Now, how about you?
Will you let Jesus pardon, today,
All of the sin load you've packed away?
His blood is still flowing, so strong and so pure.
Oh, come to Jesus and Heaven is sure!
written by Joan Clifton Costner
music by Gary Matthews
eulogy intro. Gary Matthews
Music score © 6/8/05
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