I expect that someday I will die (unless Jesus returns first) and that when I’m gone I will go directly into the presence of Jesus. Since I have repented of my sin and placed my faith in Jesus I have been adopted into God’s family, given the Holy Spirit and assured Heaven. This song by Roy Tosh does a great job conveying the message I would want to tell people if I could share at my own funeral. This song is also an encouragement to me when I think about my adult son who has already gone to be Jesus. Maybe it will encourage you, too.

Roy Tosh – When I’m Gone (prod. by Chris howland). Out now, STREAM EVERYWHERE HERE: http://smarturl.it/WhenImGoneApartOfMe

Roy Tosh gets an assist from Chris Howland & Breana Marin for a somber yet hopeful look at the end. Listeners can be encouraged to know that death is not the final end, and there is hope for believers of something after this life far greater than what we’ve seen!

LYRICS:
V1
Yea, And when it’s all
Said and done I’ll be still standing tall
Caught up in a cloud of glory soon as the trumpet calls
Yea, so when I’m gone
And the time comes for me to move on
Joining with the angels singing holy around His throne
So tell my momma to dry her eyes
I’ll be home on the other side
Where the streets made of gold and the gates is open wide
I’ve passed on but my souls alive
Fully known with nothing to hide
Spreading wings like an eagle and I can’t wait to fly
I’m alive

HOOK:
When I’m Gone,
Don’t you miss me
When I’m gone
Don’t ya cry
I’m not too far away, just right on the otherside
Play this song when ya drifting all alone at night
When I’m gone
Don’t you miss me
When I’m gone
Oh, when I’m gone

V2
Pure perfection, no more broken
All the answers no more hopin’
Been a long journey but it’s cool cuz I’m home now, home now
we marchin’ now we all on the way
Song of the saints for all of our days
You see the joy on all of our face
It won’t go away
Now hear us say

HOOK

Bridge:
And I know you feel alone
Hold on cuz you’re almost home
In the arms of the everlasting love
And even though you miss me
And my body can’t be seen
I’m here rejoicing with the Lord
And I feel so alive

Here is Roy Tosh sharing the reason he wrote this song

11  And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12  Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life. 13  I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life. 1 John 5:11-13 (NLT)