PBC Member Carole Smith sent this poem to me the other day and I wanted to share it with you. It's a beautiful retelling of the song Into the West from the Lord of the Rings films. Carole has titled it Into His Rest, and it's written from the perspective of the departed counseling the living. Consider reading it as you listen to the original song.
Lay down, your sweet and weary headNight is fallingHave we come to journey’s end?Sleep nowDream of the ones who came beforeThey are callingFrom across a distant shore
Why do you weep?What are these tears upon your face?Soon you will see all of your fears will pass awaySafe in His armsIs where you are sleepingAnd you shall see on that horizonThe one who keeps us allAcross the seaA king arisenHis ship has come to carry me homeA throne of white, a sea of glassLife-giving waterLove that lastsHope staysAnd sees you through the nightThrough shadows fallingOut of memory and timeDon’t sayWe have come now to the endHis voice is callingYou and I will meet againAnd we’ll be there in his armsNo more weepingAnd we shall see on that day’s dawningThe one who saves us allHe once was deadAnd now he risesJesus comes to carry me homeA throne of white, a sea of glassHe opens up heavenAnd I shall passInto His rest