The depths of sorrow we cannot tell;
Of the loss of one we loved so well;
And while she lies in peaceful sleep;
Her memory we shall always keep.
We know that she is happy;
In our Saviour's home above;
Growing fairer as she lingers;
In the sunshine of His love.
Her loving face I hope to see again;
Though the days have passed away;
Sleep on, dear wife, and take thy rest;
They miss you most who loved you best.
We are sad within our memory;
Lonely are our hearts today;
For the one we loved so dearly;
Has forever been called away.
My lips cannot tell how I miss her;
My heart cannot tell what to say.
God alone knows how I miss her;
In a home that is lonesome today.
The pearly gates were opened;
A gentle voice said "Come";
And with farewells unspoken;
She gently entered home.
Gone from the earth so swiftly;
Just like a flower in bloom;
So young, so fair, so loving;
Yet called away so soon.
We'll meet her some glad morning;
Resting by waters fair;
She is waiting for our coming;
In the upper garden there.