It's Not Goodbye

It's not “Goodbye,” my dear one,
It's “Till we meet again,”
And we shall keep your memory
In our hearts till then.

Your strong, undying spirit
To Heaven now has flown,
But through our Saviour's presence
We need not be alone.

It is not you we bury –
Your spirit still lives on.
Like you, we would be faithful
Until our journey's done.

Honoria A. Groves - 1993
Written for my husband Ernie's burial