ASHES TO ASHES

*This particular piece has been a favorite request at graveside ceremonies.
 It never fails to evoke tender and thoughtful response.

ASHES TO ASHES
By: 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.
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