How the seasons change,
how certain it is that Summer
gives way to Autumn,
and the falling of the leaves,
and the passing of so many things,
and the tears of one who grieves.
Yet Winter gives way to Spring,
new hope and life after suffering.
Lord, so it is, and as certain too
the promise of new life in you
after life’s woes and pains.
For our loved ones gone
no more strains and suffering now,
beyond life’s struggle there awaits
the joy of Your embrace.
Thank you, Lord.