My hands behind me tied with ropes
And all of life before me there
I see the vision of the place
And hear the sound of grace so fair.
I do not wonder if the past
Were different would I be,
In another happy place,
Whole and right and free.
I know it is and would have been
For God is always just
And now I say goodbye to you
As you know I must.
The world will be a better place
After I am gone
Though some may say otherwise
We know that they are wrong.
I’ll think of you, of that I’m sure
And wish that I were better then
I pray that you are comforted
And find the heart to love again.
Please forgive me when I’m gone
For things I’ve done and said
But don’t be angry with these men
Who’ve come to see me dead.
There will be a judgement day
And this is just a taste
Live your life in view of this
Be wary of much haste.
But now my time has come my dear
I bid farewell dear pretty girl
You should find a better man
And let your light so be unfurled.
It’s hard to love this life sometimes
But love you must in many ways
Right and wrong are not enough
For there will be an end of days.