I'll Meet You Over There

by Jerry Paladino

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[RE-DONE CONTENT April 19 2014]

Sooner or later in our lives, we all lose someone we love. Regardless of what we believe or don't believe about the afterlife, there is invariably a deep sense of loss that each of us must come to terms with, and for which we must somehow find closure. This album is a collection of songs related to that very sensitive subject…

Choosing the order was difficult--choosing the content was not...These are some of my favorite songs on the subject, many of which were drawn from personal experiences as well as studies I have made. I hope they somehow bring comfort to you and/or anyone you love who may be experiencing something similar at this time.

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released August 2, 2011

All songs written, sung or produced by Jerry Paladino
Cover art by Yoko Matsuoka 08/13 www.m-y-designs.com

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Track Name: Footprints
I dreamed that I was walking along the sands of time;
It seemed I saw my whole life flash before my eyes.
The One Who walked beside me gently led me by the hand;
Together we walked onwards-left our footprints in the sand.

And looking back, it seemed in times of heartbreak and despair,
I only saw a single set of footprints walking there.
When I questioned Him beside me, "Were You really always near?"
The answer that He gave me still echoes in my ear.

Chorus 1
Footprints in the sand, walking side by side,
Walking on forever with Jesus as my guide.
All the time I thought I walked alone, but
His voice so kind and true
Said, "That single line of footprints
was when I carried you."

Through every time of disappointment, every time of lonely tears,
There's one thing ever constant, never changing through the years:
There's a love that's so much stronger than our weary mortal frames;
There's a love that sees our weakness and loves us still the same.

And even though the storms may blow across that windswept sand,
And even when our trials may seem so hard to understand,
There's a voice that whispers softly with a promise all sublime,
"I am with you always until the end of time."

Chorus 2
Footprints in the sand, walking side by side,
Walking on forever with Jesus as my guide.
So many times I thought I walked alone,
but His voice so kind and true
Said, "That single line of footprints was when I carried you."
Track Name: We Kiss Goodbye For Now
She had to leave here,
And I’m trying to be brave and rise above it
I really don’t see how I can go on
She’s gone, and now I’m trying to overcome it

She left me standing
As if going from one room into another
She left and softly shut the door behind her
I can’t pass, and must be patient till I join her

Chorus:
We kiss goodbye for now, we say “good night” down here,
But up There we’ll say “good morning;”
Maybe I cry right now, I weep at night down here,
But up There I’ll be rejoicing;
For There I’ll love her even as she’ll love me;
I’ll understand then, well have the time then,
We’ll love forever.

Oh, God, I need you.
There’s no way I ill survive another minute,
I feel just like my heart is torn in two,
Like there’s a raging storm and that I’m in it;
Yet I sense she’s near me
She’s trying to tell me not to be downhearted,
That it’s really just her body that’s departed--
She’s gone from here, but more alive than ever;

[Repeat chorus]

Verse 3:
Yet for a while and all these hurts will pass away like the night seasons,
Forgotten as a dream that’s come and gone,
Or a story that is told and not repeated;
Yes, they’ll be forgotten, all the wringing of the hands,
and all the sorrow,
For the glories that are coming with tomorrow
When we’ll have our loved ones back with us forever;

Chorus 2:
We kiss goodbye for now, we say “good night” down here,
But up There we’ll say “good morning;”
Maybe we cry right now, we weep at night down here,
But up There we’ll be rejoicing;
For There we’ll love them even as they’ll love us;
We’ll understand then, we’ll have the time then,
We’ll love forever.

Yes, There we’ll love them, even as they’ll love us;
We’ll understand then, we’ll have the time then,
We’ll love forever.
We’ll understand then, We’ll have the time then,
We’ll love forever.
Yes, we’ll understand then, We’ll have the time then,
We’ll love forever.
Track Name: Sleep Now, Little One
Sleep now, my little one,
And wake up in the arms of Him Who loves you truly,
Who loved you wholly,
Who gave Himself for you and knows just what you’re going through,
And lives so you can live and love forever, too.

Sleep now, my hurting one
You see the night is fast approaching, but remember
Tho’ you may tremble
The arms that carried you till now will soon be seen by you,
And you’ll be happier than you have ever been.

Bridge:
So fly into the day
Yes, fly into the light
Leave all your cares behind
And don’t you mind:
We’ll be all right…

Weep not my little one, for those you leave behind,
We give you our permission:
Go do your mission;
We’ll ache without you, but we’ll join you on that joyous day,
When pain and death have been forever put away

So sleep now, my little one,
And wake up in the land we here can only dream of
Touch, Feel, and See love
And make a place for us, for we will join you in good time,
And be together with you, soul, body and mind.

Bridge:
So fly into the day
Yes, fly into the light
Leave all your cares behind;
And don’t you mind:
We’ll be all right…

So sleep now, my little one,
And wake up in the land we here can only dream of
Touch, Feel, and See love
And make a place for us, for we will join you in good time,
And be together with you, soul, body and mind.
We’ll be as one forever, all together…
See you in good time--
In His time.
Track Name: Butterfly
Once the night looked kindly,
Once the sun did shine
On you, my gentle treasure,
That once on earth were mine.
Once you smiled to see me,
And once I held you near;
But now my eyes are misty
My treasure's far from here.

Chorus 1
But I'm happy because you're happy,
Because you're in Heaven, safe at last.
Trials are past, pain is over,
That cocoon's no more your home,
For you, our precious Butterfly,
Have flown.

Thank God the race is over,
Thank God the fight is done.
Together with our Savior
We fought the war and won!
With victory now behind us,
I long to soon abide
In Heaven where you're waiting,
Over on the Other Side.

[Repeat Chorus 1]

Bridge
He's happy there, much stronger now
And learning things so quickly.
He's so alive! He's still our son.
THe'll keep him 'til we come.

Once I held my treasure
Now you're stored away;
Once I dreamed of Heaven:
It's real to me today!
And though I deeply miss you,
How faint my grief shall seem
When I come to join you
Beyond the rainbow's gleam.

Chorus 2
Yes, I'm happy because you're happy,
Because you're in Heaven, safe at last.
Peace and joy, love and laughter
All abound in that new Home,
Where you, our precious Butterfly, have flown…
Peace and joy, love and laughter
All abound in that new Home,
Where you, our precious Butterfly, have flown…
Track Name: Wings
Today we lost an angel, today we lost a friend
It really wasn’t optimum the way it had to end
It wasn’t unexpected, but neither was it right
That such a lovely creature had to slip into the night

It makes me think of others I’ve lost along the way
And tho’ somehow I survived it all, their memories live today
They help me set my eyes on the world that can’t be seen
And how to get us safely there has become my dream

CHORUS:
Life they say has a way, of throwing many curves
Of sending pain, and many things we seldom may deserve
How I wish that I could spare you
From the heartaches life will bring
But instead I’ll pray when they come your way
They help you grow a lovely set of wings.


Nothing in creation is lost, I've heard it said
From one form to another, it is transformed instead,
So that sweet and gentle spirit that was with us for a while
is now lighting up a different group of beings with her smile
is now lighting up some peaceful corner of heaven with that smile

So if when thinking of her a tear comes to your eyes
Remember those that know their Maker never say goodbye
Just close your eyes believing that nothing ever dies
And Receive His healing, spread those wings and fly

Bridge:
They say that time
Has a way to heal the heart
One day we’ll finally understand it all
I pray you find a resolution in your heart
Some day, some time


In some unseen dimension, in a place not far away
Beyond our comprehension, she lives and breathes today
‘Cuz Some things are forever and live just out of sight
And I know deep in my soul that she's all right 
…are the things that make you strong
Track Name: I'll Meet You Over There
They all move so slowly and with such peace,
Like in a slow motion dance, they flow with ease
In harmony with the music of the stars--
They're so happy where they are.
They float as they walk and glide around,
Their feet seem to hardly touch the ground,
All talking and laughing happily,
Oh, what a lovely place to be!

Chorus:
As Earth recedes, Heaven opens
To a World waiting above.
We let go of time, pain and sorrow,
For this glorious Kingdom of Love.
In the morning at dawn,
I'll meet you over There.

They're much better off than you and I,
Released from the troubles of this life,
Free from their hunger and their thirst,
All disease and every curse;
Dressed now in shimmering gowns of light,
Looking much like they did in prime of life,
Transporting to Earth or anywhere -
They just think it and they're there!

[Repeat chorus]

They watch from their vantage point Up There,
And when allowed they help us here,
And that day when our job on Earth is done,
They'll be there to take us home.
On that wonderful day we will transform,
Feeling so loving and so warm;
We'll rise up to meet them in the sky,
At the twinkling of an eye.
Track Name: If We Could See Beyond Today
If we could see beyond today as God can see,
If all the clouds should roll away, the shadows flee;
O'er present griefs we would not fret,
Each sorrow we would soon forget,
For many joys are waiting yet
For you and me.

If we could know beyond today as God doth know,
Why dearest treasures pass away, and tears must flow.
We'd know that darkness leads to light,
And dreary days will soon grow bright;
Some day life's wrongs will be made right,
Faith tells us so.

If we could see, if we could know, we often say,
But God in love a veil doth throw across our way;
We cannot see what lies before,
And so we cling to Him the more,
He leads us till this life is o'er;
Trust and obey.

He leads us till this life is o'er;
Trust and obey.
Track Name: Earth Has No Sorrow
It seems my dreams are all come to an end,
Shattered, scattered, I need more than a friend.
You know why I cry: the one I love is gone.
Please help me, give me the strength to carry on.

Chorus:
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
My World's turned inside out, hear me as I call out.
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
There's love in all You do,
I know somehow You'll see me through.

Who will come fill the emptiness I feel?
I long for someone whose concern is real.
You can understand and wipe my tears away.
Please help me, hold me, hear me as I pray.

[Repeat chorus]

I know You know exactly what it's like.
You've been here, lived here and felt the pains of life.
You're close by my side to comfort me once more.
I want You and need You more than I have before.

Chorus:
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
My World's turned inside out, hear me as I call out.
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
There's love in all you do,
I know somehow You'll see me through.

[There’s so much love in all you do]
I know you’ll see me through
[There’s so much love in all you do]
I know, I know it’s true
[There’s so much love in all you do]
And I know you’ll see me through
[There’s so much love in you]
And I know somehow you’ll see me through, see me through
Track Name: Gladly Will I Come
Lord, when Thou seest that my work is done,
Let me not linger on with failing powers…
A useless worker in a world of work
Who must to sit idly by, and pass the hours

CHORUS:
But with a word just bid me home,
And I will come, to You I’ll run;
Just like a schoolboy bounding home
when school is done,
I’ll gladly come

And, Lord, when it’s time to go where time’s no more,
When every breath’s a chore,
Then let me leave here.
When there’s no strength in me to sing your praise
And nothing left each day we can achieve here


And Lord, til that day You want me there with You,
Help me to wisely use each day you give me
And help my candle burn from both ends bright;
Teach me to live my life for love completely.