Thursday, April 28, 2011

Going Over Home

Martha Byrne

28th July 1926 - 27th April 2011

I'm just a poor wayfaring stranger

Travelling through this world of woe
There is no sickness, toil nor danger
In that bright land to which I go
I'm going there to see my Father
And all my loved ones who've gone on
I'm just going over Jordan
I'm just going over home

I know dark clouds will gather 'round me
I know my way is hard and steep
But beauteous fields arise before me
Where God's redeemed their vigils keep
I'm going there to see my mother
She said she'd meet me when I come
So I'm just going over Jordan
I'm just going over home

20 comments:

Ronni said...

Nelly, I am so sorry...there's never a good time to lose your mother...

Nelly said...

Thank you Ronni. But I was thinking of you and your loss when I was racing to her this morning - getting perspective. She died peacefully at a great age and for that we are so grateful.

Dixie said...

My prayers are with you and your family, Mary!
Blessings, Dixie

Hails said...

Sending much love and many hugs. So sorry.

Brighid said...

Holding you in my heart with loving sympathy. Brighid

Clairenewcastle said...
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Clairenewcastle said...

Sending my condolences to you and your family.
Blessings,
Claire

ejh said...

Sorry for your loss, Mary. Thoughts and prayers to you and all yours.

Ed

grannymar said...

My heart goes out to you at this time. Thoughts and prayers to you and all the family.

leilers said...

I am sending all my sympathy and good thoughts to you and yours. I am so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

My most sincere condolences. Delurking to say that I have followed your journey, which mirrors my own. Kudos your mother and to all those marvelous women who taught their daughters to do what needs to be done...and the wisdom to know what it is. Jane

Fresh Blade said...

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all.

Stray Taoist said...

A life well lived lives on in those left behind. That will never leave you.

Our prayers, of sorrow and thanksgiving for all the joy you were happy to have, for all the hard, hard work you all put in over the past while, are with you all.

Elly Parker said...

Nelly, as they say at funderals down south "Sorry fer yer troubles". My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family.

There are no easy good-byes - but love and memories knit together their shawl of comfort in time.

God bless you all.

anne

Nelly said...

Thanks to everyone for these kind comments.

dave_todd said...

My thoughts are with you and your family. God Bless!

Tuesday Kid said...

Really sorry to hear this Nelly. Thinking of you and your family.

Tony Adams said...

I am very sorry to read this. For her and for you, I'll enter a church and light a candle.

Nelly said...

Thanks Tony.