I walked into the parlor,
Then paused to sign the book
The room was filled with people
Shaking hands, my fingers shook.
Tomorrow was the funeral
Today was for good-byes
Her husband, he was standing,
I could hear her mother's cries.
A lady took my roses,
I saw flowers everywhere
She pointed to a table
" I'll just leave the roses there. "
I walked over to her coffin
And I stared down at my friend
Too late to say ' I'm sorry '
Now we'd never talk again.
Salvation wasn't mentioned
Never once, and never twice
I 'd never told my friend
About our Saviour Jesus Christ.
I'd known that she was dying
And I knew her soul was Lost
Yet still I'd hesitated
Knowing all the while the cost.
' For years we were as sisters
She got married first, then I
Our children played together......'
Were my thoughts; and then I cried.
How I wish that I had told her
Of Salvation I had found
I had Trusted in my Saviour
Yes it's true, I'm Heaven bound.
But never once to ask her
' Have you heard of Calvary ? '
or ' Let me share the Gospel '
' Jesus Christ can set you free ! '
And now regrets, they gathered
For my Gift, I wouldn't share
The tears fell as I whispered
' I'll just leave the roses there. '
Matthew 5: 14~15~16
Ye are the light of the world. A city that
is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Neither do men light a candle, and put it under
a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth
unto all that are in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they
see your good works, and glorify your Father
which is in heaven.