This is not at all how
We thought it was supposed to be
We had so many plans for you
We had so many dreams
And now you've gone away
And left us with the memories of your smile
And nothing we can say
And nothing we can do
Can take away the pain
The pain of losing you, but ...

We can cry with hope
We can say goodbye with hope
'Cause we know our goodbye is not the end, oh no
And we can grieve with hope
'Cause we believe with hope
(There's a place by God's grace)
There's a place where we'll see your face again
We'll see your face again

And never have I known
Anything so hard to understand
And never have I questioned more
The wisdom of God's plan
But through the cloud of tears
I see the Father's smile and say well done
And I imagine you
Where you wanted most to be
Seeing all your dreams come true
'Cause now you're home
And now you're free, and ...

We have this hope as an anchor
'Cause we believe that everything
God promised us is true, so ...

We wait with hope
And we ache with hope
We hold on with hope
We let go with hope


Lyrics submitted by Cecil4029

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    General CommentThis is the saddest yet most hopeful song ever. Anyone who lost a loved one can relate. It brings tears to my eyes every time.
    Anraon October 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti just now heard this song n it is really emotional if u really listen to the lyrics
    zerobabiion October 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song was sung when one of my classmates past away. Makes me think about her every time I hear it, and brings tears. It's a sad song, but still filled with so much hope. The hope that one day, I'll see her again.
    50nj4on January 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song just makes my heart melt.

    it gives hope,though. But still makes me wanna cry.

    And also, this song makes me feel that death isn;t bad at all.
    bear_hug20on November 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIf there is one song that can have me bawling in a matter of seconds it's definitely this song. My six year old cousin passed away almost two years ago very suddenly. I came across this song around this summer, and I was amazed how much I could relate to it. It describes exactly all the emotions I went and am still going through. It hurts so much each and every day continuing on without my precious cousin, but I know he's in a better place, that he lived a good life, that he has inspired me so much from the life that he lived, that just getting the chance to know him was a blessing, and that I'll see his face again. This song is filled with so much hope, as obvious from the title, and I strongly recommend it for anyone who has had to face the death of a child. God bless.
    falangieson April 14, 2009   Link

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