FEATURING BLAKE DASTRUP
As a hospice nurse my mom frequently witnesses the elderly live out their final days on earth. She asked me to write a song to help people as they’re preparing to say goodbye to this world and reunite with their friends and family who have already passed on to the spirit world.
I hope this gives comfort, hope, and assurance to those who have lost loved ones.
BEYOND THE VEIL
“FOR NOW WE SEE THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY”•
A veil or dark glass filters out light and prevents the complete image from passing through. We are veiled from seeing and sensing the fullness of reality.
Bees, butterflies, and certain birds can see light that is invisible to humans. Dogs, bats, dolphins and other animals can hear sound that is inaudible to us. So much of reality is filtered out and undetected by our physical senses. There is light that we cannot see, sound that we cannot hear, and matter that we cannot feel.
“All spirit is matter, but it is more fine or pure, and can only be discerned by purer eyes; we cannot see it; but when our bodies are purified we shall see that it is all matter.”•
“And the Lord spake unto Enoch, and said unto him: Anoint thine eyes with clay, and wash them, and thou shalt see. And he did so. And he beheld the spirits that god had created;
AND HE BEHELD ALSO THINGS WHICH WERE NOT VISIBLE TO THE NATURAL EYE”•
Imagine if your eyes were opened right now to see the complete picture of the reality around you. You would see spirit matter, the spirit within every person, and things which are not visible to the natural eye.
BEFORE THE WORLD WAS
Abraham saw the spirits “that were organized before the world was… for he stood among those that were spirits”•
The Lord told Jeremiah,
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you”•
We all lived as spirits before we were born. This physical world was not our original home. Our first home was the spirit world. The time and place of our birth was appointed beforehand to fulfill our unique calling in this life.
“there is a time appointed for every man, according as his works shall be.”•
“GOD HATH MADE… ALL NATIONS OF MEN FOR TO DWELL ON ALL THE FACE OF THE EARTH, AND HATH DETERMINED THE TIMES BEFORE APPOINTED, AND THE BOUNDS OF THEIR HABITATION”•
When our work in this world is done and our final breath is numbered, the appointed time comes for us to leave the physical body behind. The spirit which animated the body leaves it lifeless, for “The Spirit gives life”.•
LIFE GOES ON AND ON
“When the breath leaves the body, your life has not become extinct; your life is still in existence.
AND WHEN YOU ARE IN THE SPIRIT WORLD, EVERYTHING THERE WILL APPEAR AS NATURAL AS THINGS NOW DO.
Spirits will be familiar with spirits in the spirit world – will converse, behold, and exercise every variety of communication with one another as familiarly and naturally as while here in tabernacles. There, as here, all things will be natural, and you will understand them as you now understand natural things.”•
If we could see what really happens at death, we would see that the spirit which gave life to the body has simply gone on living.
There’s no break
Ain’t no end
Just a living on
Wide awake with a smile
Going on and on
“The spirits of the just… are blessed in their departure to the world of spirits. …they are not far from us, and know and understand our thoughts, feelings, and motions”•
OUR FIRST HOME
“it has been made known unto me by an angel, that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body, yea, the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life.”•
“‘Taken home to God,’ simply means that their mortal existence has come to an end, and they have returned to the world of spirits”•
“Nothing is going to startle us more when we pass through the veil to the other side than to realize how well we know our Father and how familiar His face is to us.”•
Mother’s there expecting me
Father’s waiting too
LOT’S OF FOLK GATHERED THERE
ALL THE FRIENDS I KNEW
If we could see the fullness of reality, we would see that life does continues after death. Our loved ones who have passed on have finished their work on earth and have gone home to the spirit world, the home they knew before.
SHEET MUSIC PREVIEW
Preview Going Home sheet music here. The score and individual parts are included in the PDF download when you purchase.