Please tell me how we are to replace
Those who have gone to their eternal place.
What must we do dearest Father, to attract
More people who will want to follow you in the act
Of self giving
While they are still living.
So many lights went out tonight
They did so without a fight.
Help us to know what we must do
To attract souls who want to follow you.
Must it be the way we live?
All our love to Jesus we freely give.
These vigil lights represent those who have gone
Their earthly life is finished and done.
Lord Jesus can You match or replace
Each candle with new ones to adore Your Holy Face.
Just leave it to Me, as Francis did
I will call so many new ones My glory must not be hid.
So just keep on living the gospel life
Wether or not you have a wife.
I will take care of the rest, just wait and see
Brothers and Sisters just trust in Me.
I am in charge
My heart is so very large.
Like Francis just love, love, love
My Father will be so pleased up above.
So Jesus do Your thing
Your praises we will forever sing.
-Jeannett Grant , OFS
After the Memorial Service for the Franciscans who have passed ( June 2023)
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