Merlin's Magicians Rainbow Bridge
I hope you know I loved you
I hope you know how very much I loved you.
I can't help wishing God had let you stay.
And yet the steadfast love and trust you gave me
Is something time can never take away.
And when I see a tail that won't stop wagging
I'll know within that shaggy body, too,
Will be a heart that holds your kind of loving
And I'll reach out with love, remembering you.
IF IT SHOULD BE
If it should be that I grow weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep
Then you must do what must be done
For this last battle cannot be won.
You will be sad, I understand
Don't let grief then stay your hand
For this day, more than all the rest
Your love for me must stand the test.
We've had so many happy years
What is to come can hold no fears
You'd not want me to suffer so;
The time has come - please let me go.
Take me where my need they'll tend
And please stay with me till the end
Hold me firm and speak to me
Until mine eyes no longer see.
I know in time that you will see
The kindness that you did for me.
Although my tail its last has wagged,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.
Please do not grieve - it must be you
Who had this painful thing to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years
Don't let your heart hold back its tears.
“I’ll lend you, for a little time, a dog of mine” God said
“For you to love while he lives and mourn when he is dead
The years, they may be six to ten, or even as few as three
But will you, till I take him back, take care of him for me?”
“He’ll bring you his charms to gladden you, and shall his stay be brief.
You’ll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught down there. I want this dog to learn!”
“I’ve looked the whole world over, in my search for masters true.
And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes I have selected you.
Now will you give him your love, nor think the labour vain.
Nor hate me when I come to call, to take him home again?”
“I fancied that I heard you say, ‘Dear lord thy will be done.’
For all the joy thy dog shall bring, the risk of grief we’ll run.
We’ll shelter him with tenderness, and love him while we may.
And for the happiness we’ll know, will ever grateful stay”
I Can't believe so long has gone by
Since I held you close and i said
Memories of that day still play in my mind,
And the tears on my face have not
lessened with time.
You were my dog and my very best friend.
True you were, so brave to the end.
The lessons you taught me, I can never
To be patient and kind, and to cherish
Not a day goes by without you crossing
With a tear or a smile of a happier time.
I miss you so much and know I always
There's a hole in my heart that only you