Should you go first and I remain, to walk the road alone
I’ll live in memory’s garden dear, with happy days we’ve known.
In spring I’ll wait for roses red, when fades the lilacs bloom
And in early fall when brown leaves fall, I’ll catch a glimpse of you.
Should you go first and I remain, For battles to be fought
Each thing you’ve touched along the way, will be a hallowed spot.
I’ll hear your voice. I’ll see your smile though blindly I may grope
The memory of your helping hand, will buoy me on with hope.
Should you go first and I remain, to finish with the scroll
No lessening shadows shall ever creep in to make this life seem droll.
We’ve known so much of happiness, we’ve had our cup of joy
And memory is one gift of God, that death cannot destroy
I want to know each step you take, that I may walk the same
For someday down that lonely road, you’ll hear me call your name
Should you go first and I remain, one thing I’ll have you do
Walk slowly down that long long path, for someday I’ll follow you
Beyond the sunset Oh blissful morning When with our savior, Heaven is begun
Earth’s toiling ended, Oh glorious dawning Beyond the sunset When day is done