Boston Kelley
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Joy To The Kingdom

Alas, the earth has lost a soul, a treasured one
that touched the hearts of man.
Departed from us, we find ourselves lost in
sorrow and slaves to grief.
This joyful spirit, a lover of heavenly things, we
must mourn, for we have lost a kindred woman.
Woe to the earth and its inhabitants! A gentle and
kind spirit have we lost!
Joy to the heavenly kingdom for another has finally
come home!
There is where you belong, O Spirit; the home you
left, has reopened its doors to you.
The earth grows dark and gloomy at your departure as
your loved ones grieve what has been lost.
Look upon your daughters and see their sadness;
the love they have for you is beyond measure.
Heaven shines bright at your arrival as the angels
praise your name.
The arms of the Father open to you as He welcomes
you to the home He prepared for you.
My own spirit turns black as night as I muse your death;
a tragic thing for a life to be lost!
My joy is renewed at what God has promised, eternal
life to those who believe in Him.
Eternal life were you promised and have now received;
everlasting communion with the Lord God Almighty you
shall spend in eternal bliss.
The inhabitants of the earth may grow weary in mourning,
but let their hope be renewed in God's promises.
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