by J. Randal Matheny © 2015
In life and labor he did his best,
And left to the Lord of grace the rest,
A man who believed in right and wrong,
And willing to work, though the day was long.
Unwavering faith was his in God,
And in the powerful Word, unflawed;
Early to meet with the church he went,
He never missed a gospel event.
He knew what it meant to put God first,
In Bible truth and God’s will well versed;
No preacher nor elder nor deacon was he,
But a steady servant with a heavenly key.
This poem was published last week in the funeral-home handout. I sent it to the closed Cloudburst list then also, but decided to share it generally today.
The funeral home provided the family a beautiful tapestry with Dad’s photo (see last link, above). They wove the last line of the poem into the tapestry. Mike Brooks read it at graveside, also.