When Tomorrow Starts Without Me



When tomorrow starts without me,

And I'm not there to see,

If the sun should rise and find your eyes

All filled with tears for me;


I wish so much you wouldn't cry

The way you did today,

While thinking of the many things,

We didn't get to say.


I know how much you love me,

As much as I love you,

And each time that you think of me,

I know you'll miss me too;


But when tomorrow starts without me,

Please try to understand

That an angel came and called my name,

And took me by the hand;


And said my place was ready,

In heaven far above,

And that I'd have to leave behind

All those I dearly love;


But as I turned to walk away,

A tear fell from my eye

For all my life, I'd always thought

I didn't want to die.


I had so much to live for

So much left yet to do

It seemed almost impossible

That I was leaving you.


I thought of all the yesterdays,

The good ones and the bad

I thought of all the love we shared,

And all the fun we had.


If I could relive yesterday

Just even for a while,

I'd say good-bye and kiss you

And maybe see you smile.


But then I fully realized

That this could never be,

For emptiness and memories,

Would take the place of me.


And when I thought of worldly things,

I might miss come tomorrow,

I thought of you and when I did,

My heart was filled with sorrow.


But when I walked through Heaven's gates,

I felt so much at home

When God looked down and smiled at me

From his great golden throne


He said, "This is eternity,

And all I promised you."

Today your life on earth is past,

But here life starts anew


I promise no tomorrow

But today will always last,

And since each day’s the same way

There's no longing for the past.


You have been so faithful,

So trusting and true

Though there were times

You did some things

You knew you shouldn't do.

But you have been forgiven

And now at last your free.

So won't you come and take my hand

And share my life with me?


So when tomorrow starts without me,

Don't think we're far apart

For every time you think of me

I'm right here, in your heart.


By David M. Ramano


Richard D’Andrea Dover
In His Steps Ministries
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