Monday, November 29, 2010

No Empty Chairs

We have added a new song to our blog, "No Empty Chairs". Monday night, our FHE was a 50th Anniversary Celebration for one of the missionary couples. They are on their 3rd mission. Their family sent a dvd to use for the party which had this song as its theme song. We loved it, bought it, and put it on the site.

Listen to it below, ponder the words, and see if it touches your heart like it touched ours.

No Empty Chairs
by Janice Kapp Perry and Orrin Hatch

  1. Look around our family table
    Every person in his place
    Memorize this happy moment
    And each familiar face
    Look around our family circle,
    Feel the love that we all share
    Life is sweet and so complete with
    Each loved one gathered here
    There are no empty chairs at our table
    No empty feelings inside
    When all those we love are together
    Here side by side

  2. Time will fly, and all too quickly
    Some will leave to try their wings
    Empty places at our table
    Will tug at our heartstrings
    But the number at our table
    Will increase as children come
    Bringing to our family table
    Sweet innocence and fun
    We’ll add a few more chairs to our table
    A lot more laughter and love
    As our joy is multiplied daily
    To fill our cup.

  3. When there comes a time for parting,
    There will be no tears because
    We will set a grander table
    Where all may live in love
    There we’ll wait for all our loved ones
    Who will come to take their place
    At the feast that lasts forever
    In God’s eternal place
    We’ll have no empty chairs at our table
    No empty feelings inside
    When all those we love are together
    There side by side

  4. May the circle not be broken
    May each one return to be
    Safe within this peaceful haven
    Through all eternity
    We’ll have no empty chairs at our table
    When all are gathered above,
    No more empty chairs at our table
    In heaven’s home of love.

Our heart goes out to each one of you. Teach those little ones. Set a good example. Set goals that all of us will be around the table again and forever.


Maryle said...

That is such a beautiful song. I look forward to the time when we can always be together.

Rach said...

Wow! I gotta say I don't usually cry, but this song got me. I have experienced a few empty chairs - at baptisms, weddings, and baby births - where someone special should have been. But, the good news of the gospel is that someday those empty chairs will be made up for and we will experience greater joy in our relationships with our family than we could ever imagine. Thank you for the reminder.