When I Am Gone
When I am gone, release me, let me
I have so many things to do and see.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears.
Be happy that we've shared so many years.
I gave you my love.
You can only guess how much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled on alone.
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near,
And if you listen with your heart you'll hear
All my love around you, soft and clear.
And then when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say, "Welcome Home!"