In Remembrance: “A Better Place”

I waited a day late to post this, primarily because I spent much of Memorial Day doing other things, thinking about what I would type up for this post. By the end of the day, I knew what I needed to post, but I was so tired from doing the other things that I just put it off until today.

I live in, what I believe, the greatest country on the planet. One of the main reasons I believe this is because I have the freedom here to be whatever I want to be, do what I want to do, and worship God without fear of being stopped from doing so. This is a wonderful thing, this freedom.

There are many great men and women who, throughout history, were willing to sacrifice everything so that you and I could have this kind of freedom. All day yesterday, I thought over and over about how I would honor the memory of those who have fought for our freedom. As usual, I settled on sharing a song.

Several years ago, while I was writing songs for my second album, “The Calling”, my wife’s grandfather passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was a veteran of World War II and a good man who loved his country, his family, and most of all, his God. I wrote the folowing song in honor of his memory with the goal of bringing comfort to all who experience the loss of a loved one.

Even though he didn’t die on the battlefield, chances are good that someone reading this has lost someone who gave their life for this country. If that reader is you, you are probably reminded of that loss this week.

It is my prayer that this song brings you comfort. God Bless You!

The Lyrics

Though the seasons of life are changing, and my body seems weary and worn,
There is one more journey that I still need to make.
I didn’t come here to be remembered, but to be ready for what’s to come.
What I leave behind doesn’t really matter at all.
I have waited my life for this moment,
And I won’t wait any more.

Chorus: I believe in a place that’s nothing like anything we’ll ever see in this life.
It’s better than life in this world.
Don’t weep as you see the end of this life drawing near.
There’s a place that’s better than here.

Though we knew this moment was coming, still it seems to be coming too soon.
The longer we live, the faster time passes by.
Just remember, it’s just the beginning. No, nothing is over and done.
There’s much more ahead than what we leave behind.
I have waited my life for this moment,
And I won’t wait any more.


Bridge: Don’t cry for me (There’s no need to be afraid).
I’ve been set free (I am going home).

–Eric G.

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