Friday, July 9, 2010

the long Goodnight by matthew smith

The Long Goodnight by Matthew Smith - Joshua Harris



I love the song and the words--a good reminder when our loved ones in Christ die. Click the l above hear the music! Josh put this on his blog because his mom was dying. She died on the 4th. She was a vibrant Christian--

I journey forth rejoicing
From this dark vale of tears,
To heavenly joy and freedom,
From earthly bonds and fears;
Where Christ our Lord shall gather
All His redeemed again,
His kingdom to inherit.
Goodnight, goodnight till then!

Why thus so sadly weeping,
Beloved ones of my heart?
The Lord is good and gracious,
Though now He bids us part.
Oft have we met in gladness.
And we shall meet again,
All sorrow left behind us.
Goodnight, goodnight till then!

I go to see His glory,
Whom we have loved below:
I go, the blessed angels,
The holy saints to know.
Our lovely ones departed,
I go to find again,
And wait for you to join us.
Goodnight, goodnight till then

I hear the Saviour calling,
The joyful hour has come:
The angel guards are ready
To guide me to our home,
Where Christ our Lord shall gather
All His redeemed again,
His kingdom to inherit.
Goodnight, goodnight till then!

3 comments:

One Heart said...

This is beautiful. I don't know if my dear blogging neighbor, Lloyd, whose mother passed away yesterday has seen this but I am going to email it to him. Thank you for sharing this and it was a delight to see you linking up to the Way of Worship blog-hop. Blessings to you.

Karen said...

What beautiful lyrics! I have never heard this one before....

Wanda said...

Visiting from One Heart. Thanks for sharing these lovely lyrics.