by Gary Jacobson
A righteous man rising from earth
Stands before heavenís gate
Awaiting spiritual rebirth
Sealed by his deeds his fate
As Celestial trumpets sound
Choirs of angels hallelujah sing
Fatherís almighty miracle all round
In blessed faith will ring
O honored is this goodly man
Who kept strong in his heart the gospel Word
In righteous life, all his life, kept his Fatherís plan
Principles borne without evasion, or shirking absurd.
Embodied in Kayís sweet spirit are precepts of love
His beloved family, his eyeís delight
Teaching lifeís lessons distilled from courtyards above
Bearing pure honesty in earthly dominion forthright.
His shield of faith quenched fiery darts of the wicked
Protected Christís blessed gospel choice
Vanquished onrushing tides of demonís pricked
Goodly example, Kayís Pearl Of Great Price.
From youth Kay took upon himself the armour of God
His mission blessed, to withstand the evil hour
Bearing his sword of spirit, the word of God
To whom Kay gave all glory and power.
Kay lovingly bore the breastplate of righteousness
Shod his feet with preparations of the gospel of peace
Evil deflected by loins girt about with truthfullness
In humility he wore the helmet of salvation,
That Godís kingdom in his familyís bosom never cease.
Kay, by example delivered souls from the wicked
Prepared his field white, all ready to harvest
Rescued souls on lifeís turbulent seas shipwrecked
Earned blessings so rich the wicked one cannot
his bounty devest.
In his life, in word and deed
Every day, in every way, a lasting sacrifice
Planted the gospel seed
O see now the triumphant reunion with his family
Gathered in joy around the Lord
On heavenly shores purest beauty of the Lily
Joined now by cherubimís, and a flaming sword.
Gone now but awhile, to prepare the way
For his celestial mate, Neilene
Bruce, Annette, Leniece, Kathy, Terrie
Kay's pride and joy,
To consecrate a sacred, divine dream.