Our lives are not the same today

nor will they be tomorrow.

For we have lost one dearly loved

and hearts are filled with sorrow.


Little in this life can match

The suffering and the pain

that comes when a precious link

has left its family chain.


As one by one and link by link

God calls from up above,

We return to be with Him

and those we’ve missed and love.


Then when time has taken all,

Heaven will behold,

Our family chain, bold and bright,

with links of shining gold.