God blessed me some years ago
With you, my faithful friend.
A friend who was our Chaplin;
Who taught in life how we could win.
A friend whose nickname was the Rev;
Who was behind us win or lose.
Who set our sights on positive things
And improved our attitudes.
A friend who spoke before our games
With inspired words and prayer.
You laughed with us, you cried with us.
You showed us that you cared.
A friend who kept me focused
On the important goals we had.
Who cooled me off with water,
When I’d begin to get too mad.
A friend who gave me books and words
To help turn my thoughts to GOD.
You helped in this stressful life.
And the journey I must trod.
A friend who never judged me.
Who helps any way he can.
I hate that you are leaving,
But I know you’re in GOD’s hands.
HE will keep you in HIS care,
Just like HE has before;
By GOD’s grace – we’re more than friends,
We’re brothers in the LORD.