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April 21, 2011 - October 3, 2011


Taking the Days


I know youll soon be going home,

that the day is nearer than we hope

but today you are here, today we can love

taking these days you remain


time is not ours to give and take

we have no charge of its speed and end

but today we have time, today well enjoy

taking these days you remain


none but God know tomorrows end

nothing for us but to wait and trust

but today we have you, today well rejoice

taking these days you remain


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all too sudden that day will come

yet tears show only passing grief

only today we will mourn this fearsome loss

ours are the days that endure        


despite this grief our hope stands firm

on Him whose love is beyond all thought

only today we suffer pain and sorrow

ours are the days that endure



My father is sick, quite sick,

with more wrong than can be fixed.

A cold could kill him before we know.

Every day he wakes again is a gift

before we say our last good-bye.


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