Verse 85

When I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourselves to me with tears,
just be happy that we had some years. I gave
you my love, you can only guess how much
you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for the
love you each have shown,
but now it’s time I traveled on alone.
Do grieve a while for me if you
must then let your grief be comforted
by trust. It’s only for a while that we must
part, so keep our memories within your
hearts. I won’t be far away, for life goes on,
so if you need me call and I will come.
Though you can’t see or touch me I’ll be
near, and if you listen with your heart you
will hear, all of my love around so soft and
dear. And then when you must come this
way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile
and say, “welcome home.”