Our tributes to mum

Tricky

Written for a child (possibly one of her young sons) 'tricky' is a mother's desire for her son's well-being and good behaviour I'll tell you of a friend of mine He's got a little house He does a lot of work for me He's smaller than…

Thank you for Grace

Here is the prayer we wrote to say thank you for Grace. We used it at the thanksgiving service when we celebrated her life and ministry.   Heavenly Father the scriptures tell us that "Precious in the eyes of the LORD is the death…

Grace White

Grace was Ian and Carey's mother who passed away in October 2010. She left a legacy of moving poetry. To read some of her poems click here To read Grace's story click here To see what happened at her thanksgiving service click here. (3MB…

My sympathetic Saviour

This poem is based on "A bruised reed he will not break and a smouldering flax he will not quench" Matthew 12:20 My sympathetic Saviour sees The bruised reed of my soul He does not crush or break my life, But seeks to make me whole. He…

My Lord

This poem is Grace's most widely circulated piece. It has been reproduced on cards, sung in choir festivals and brought encouragement and strength to many people. I have turned to my Lord for his cleansing From all of my guilt and each…

My times are in your hands

Written at a time when her husband, Will, faced heart surgery this touching poem shows where Grace's confidence lay Dear Lord, You know the way I take – my times are in your hands You've placed me here, I know not why, one day I'll understand. But…

To Will

Written when Grace's husband, Will, entered hospital in January 1991 for heart surgery with a doubtful prognosis. My dearest one I lift you up And place you in God's hands; He knows the way that lies ahead And you he understands. He…

Blessed Assurance

This is typical of Grace. She would write a poem for just one person at a difficult time in their lives. This poem was written for her sister-in-law, Ethel, who had been diagnosed with a cancer from which she would not recover. Written as if…

With Christ

In her notes there are numerous copies of this poem with scribbled notes describing to whom she sent the poem, the adaptations she made for that particular person and the places where she read it out. It was always headed like this: "With Christ,…