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Hold Us Now

We continue to hold in prayer those who grieve the loss of loved ones this season. Hold Us Now, a song by Jim Croegaert that was sung at the funeral for Nathan Shelly (son of Barb and Glen Shelly) last Saturday, expresses the grief of losing a child. Jim originally wrote this song a number of years ago for friends who lost their 18-year-old son in an accident. May God's presence embrace those grieving and guide us in nurturing communities of care. ~Pastor Laura Hold Us Now With the sunlight on the children It should be easy to believe On a day in June with Perfect clouds against the blue And yet we grieve For the child whose space is empty Who will not again come home Though held so dear – instead A parent’s deepest fear Rides in alone Hold us now Hold us now Hold us now Against the dark Hold us now Hold us now Hold us now Against the darkness All the times you send a message All the times you make a call And feel assured; and yet the word That does not come Can say it all And you’re left with all the memories That lie like empty sheets Across a bed That holds instead what seems So incomplete Words & Music by Jim Croegaert. Copyright 2012, Rough Stones Music, 827 Monroe St., Evanston, Il 60202, USA. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Photo by Anastasia Sklyar on Unsplash

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