As you go along life’s way,
Whatever path you choose,
You come across so many different people,
Yet, try as hard as you may,
You’ll never meet a lovelier man than
I knew him for just a brief glimpse of time
Yet from him I learnt so much
Of life and love and all that is good.
Small of stature, yet big in things that count…
Decency, honesty, a man worthy to bear the name
Gentle ways, gentle nature,
One who cared more deeply than we will ever know.
But he is gone – and oh the difference now!
The world is a poorer place without him,
Yet somehow richer because of his life.
Yet he is not gone, he waits just around the corner,
One day we will meet him there – never again to part.
Meanwhile, as we wait, we still have his love, his smile
And our beautiful memories of a lovely man
Husband, father, friend to us
And a worthy example to all.
Composed in memory of Jean’s dad Joseph Ainsworth Musgrove.
A lovely man. Forever loved by all who knew him and adored by his wife to this day.