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Lay Down My Crowns

As twilight ushered in again
the last of yesterday
the glimmer of life’s candlelight
began to fade away
I gazed upon your weary face
you smiled at me and said…

“My spirit will ascend from here; 
leave body in this bed
where I once laid my burdens,
I will now lay my crowns
the hand you held all through the night -
the Lord will take it now 
I’ll plant my feet on golden streets
and sing with angels too
at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb
I’ll save a place for you.”

How I longed to keep you here 
I didn’t want you to go
because I knew that missing you
is all I’d ever know
But I’ll share you with the angels 
until at last we meet
and just like you
I’ll lay down too
my crowns at Jesus’ feet. 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 11/2/2018 6:50:00 AM
Super spiritual gem Gayle, really enjoyed this one. Have a blessed day, Gordon
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Date: 7/15/2018 8:13:00 PM
Excellent! Such awe-inspired imagery.
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Gayle Rodd
Date: 7/16/2018 9:11:00 AM
Thank you Isaiah
Date: 5/2/2018 2:40:00 PM
"Life's candlelight began to fade away". What a sensitive way to describe dying, the hope to see each other again. I can't tell you how in awe I am at you're sensitive way with words, no wonder you called your later poem ( corny, but I like it) I will certainly be visiting you.
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Gayle Rodd
Date: 5/2/2018 3:07:00 PM
Thank you so much dear Barbara!