A turtle dove at rest on a high branch
Suddenly startled, flies off
It sprints away on a good wind
A pleasant gust, a quickened breeze
And it soars peacefully away.
A moment in Earth time
The blink of an eye
And the spirit soars away from the body
Hand in hand with the soul
As freedom celebrates freedom;
Angels gather these chosen ones
A most beautiful bouquet set before the King
Victory of Heaven’s joy
Triumph of Heaven’s love.
Spirit knowledge as a seed once given
Planted in a heart, a human life
Now greatly multiplied in perfect fruit
Sacrificial offering of faithfulness before the Faithful One,
Set before the only true God
Maker of Heaven and Earth
Everything in the palm of His hand
Before, now and ever after!