In Sorrows Dust and Ash

For Liam’s Parents at His Funeral
January 15, 2013

O LORD, our Lord, majestic name,
We sit in dust and ash.
Though sorrows all around us crash,
Rejoicing all the same.

We know not why this little one
Is laid to rest today.
He brought us joy, though not yet born,
We know not how to say

What might have been. We’ll never know.
What paths, what joys, what pains?
We would have loved to watch him grow,
To clean up spills and stains.

And so we bring this grief to you,
The one who’ll raise the dead,
For where we thought there would be life,
We’re left with death instead.

We hate it, Lord, but somehow know,
That bonds this too will form.
Through shared sorrow does marriage grow,
Together weather storm.

So bind our hearts in faith and hope,
And never let us go.
As in the darkness still we grope,
And in rough waters row.

O LORD, our Lord, majestic name,
We sit in dust and ash.
Though sorrows all around us crash,
Rejoicing all the same.

January 25, 2012

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