“Dash Between The Years” – A Song For All Saints Day

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This Sunday at HFUMC we will commemorate “All Saints Day”.

In the United Methodist Church, All Saints’ Day is observed on the first Sunday in November to remember deceased members of the local church congregation. A candle is lit as each person’s name is called out with their photograph, followed by prayer.

I wrote a song a while back that I thought would be appropriate for the occasion.  “Dash Between The Years” is about making  your life count and living with no regrets. It was inspired by a poem called “The Dash” by Linda Ellis.

You can hear the song on this youtube video. The strings were played by my friend and amazing viola virtuoso Christopher Lowry. 

Dash On A Tombstone

On a tombstone was written the date of her birth
And the day of her last breath
The sign of a lifetime of living and tears
Was a dash between the years
And it said nothing at all of good deeds and kindness and faith
Cause a dash on a tombstone is never enough
To show what a life has meant

For there’s only one life and soon it will pass
Only what’s done for Jesus will last

I’m reflecting on decisions and choices I’ve made
Will I live with no regrets?
Did my life make a difference
Or was I captured by fear in my dash between the years ?

Would it say I was faithful
Did I live for the glory of God?
Cause a dash on a tombstone is never enough
To show what a life has meant

And we’ve only one life,  soon it will pass
Only what’s done for Jesus will last

This is my dash between the years.

Copyright Rob Still November 2002. Rob Still Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by
permission.

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