'When Tomorrow Starts Without Me'
When tomorrow starts without me and I'm not there to see
If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn't cry, the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things we didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you.
And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too.
When tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand
That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand.
She said my place was ready, in heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I'd always thought I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for, so much yet to do.
It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.
Then I fully realized that this could never be,
For emptiness and memories would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow.
When I walked through heaven's gates, I felt so much at home,
When God looked down and smiled at me from his great golden throne.
He said, 'This is eternity and all I promised you.'
You have been so faithful, so trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn't do.
Today for life on earth is past, but here it starts a new.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last,
And since each day's the same day, there's no longing for the past.
When tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here in your heart.