Song of Life

Today I was talking with a group of people about music. We discussed the instruments we played and the influence that our parents had on our love for music. One of the ladies said that her mother wrote a song. The lyrics describe the stages of life. She said when her mother was dying, she played the guitar and sang the song to her. I was so moved by that. I asked her how she was able to even get through the piece. She replied, “Only by the grace of God.” That is one of the most beautiful things I think I have ever heard.

I Found God today as a woman ushered her mother through the final stage of life with her song.

2 comments on “Song of Life

  1. Yes, God gives you graces you never dreamed of. I, too, was singing out loud when my mother took her last breath. It was Easter Monday and I was singing “He Lives!” It was an amazing experience! We were alone in her room and on the chorus, it was like she tried to sing with me so I said, “Oh, you want to sing too?!” Then I continued, knowing she was listening. When I started the 4th verse, “Rejoice, rejoice, he Christian, lift up your voice and sing….” she took one deep breath ( her only one!—the last, no slower or slower or “death rattle!”) and I paused after each phrase, waiting for another breath, until I got to the chorus and realized: SHE’S GONE! SHE ISN’T HERE ANYMORE! I pressed the button to call the hospice nurse and kept right in singing the chorus as she came in! I realized when I had sung “Eternal hallelujah to Jesus Christ the King” she was already there singing to Him!
    The last nurse had been Catholic and asked if she could pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet over my mom. I told her I am Catholic, but my mom is Christian ( Church of the Nazarene) and we both prayed the Chaplet over her. It gives me great comfort and confidence. What a blessing to recount it to others!!


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