It was a sudden parting
Too bitter to forget;
Those who loved you dearly
Are the ones who can’t forget.

The blow was hard, the shock severe,
To part with one we loved so dear;
Our loss is great, we’ll not complain
But trust in God to meet again.

When last we saw your smiling face
You looked so bright and well;
Little did we know that day
Was to be our last farewell.

We often sit and think of you
And think of how you died;
To think you could not say goodbye
Before you closed your eyes.

You left us oh so suddenly
We could only weep and cry,
But the hardest part of all was
We never said goodbye.

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