*This particular piece has been a favorite request at graveside ceremonies. It never fails to evoke tender and thoughtful response.
ASHES TO ASHESBy: Darrelyn L. Tutt
Ashes to ashes,And dust to dust;All things on earth,Erode and rust.Wear out and fade,And pass away;But for the soul,‘Twill all decay.
The treasure true,The treasure rare;Is in the soul,And hidden there.
The tender pearl,The loss to gain;The silent rub,The sandy grain.
And life begin,Where death resign,From dust to dust …To life divine.-------