Heaven's Gate

The journey of your life I read ,
Across the continents of mind,
Around the footsteps where I tread,
Oil, wood and canvas of your time,
Through life dismembered, disarrayed,
You held a light that cannot fade..

Hands in Prayer, Edelweiss,
Desolation, Sacrifice,
The child that in the cradle lies,
Unshield the sword and pay the price,
As crucified by church and state,
We all line up at Heaven's gate.

And all through many a darkest day,
In wilderness dark shadows move,
Uncertain enemies and friends,
Fear with long knives and twisted truth,
Though faith betrayed, honour abused,
The devil's silver you refused.

Hands in Prayer, Edelweiss,
Desolation, Sacrifice,
The child that in the cradle lies,
Unshield the sword and pay the price,
As crucified by church and state,
We all line up at Heaven's gate

And so at last your rest you found,
In dappled light of twilight shade,
AS tyrants come and Empires fall,
Your story will fill many a page,
Yet few of us could say for true,
We've lived but half a life as you.

Hands in Prayer, Edelweiss,
Desolation, Sacrifice,
The child that in the cradle lies,
Unshield the sword and pay the price,
As crucified by church and state,
We all line up at Heaven's gate
As crucified by church and state,
We all line up at Heaven's gate