Oh, Robbie Boy

Oh, Robbie boy, our Lord, our Lord came calling
And took you home to heaven with Him to be;
Now I'm alone and all my tears are falling,
For your sweet smile on earth no more I'll see.
You'll not come back, but someday I will join you;
When Jesus calls me, I'll be glad to go,
For He will take me to you far beyond the blue---
Oh, Robbie boy, oh, Robbie boy, I love you so!

Oh, Robbie boy, your days on earth seemed far too few,
And never did I think you'd have to go
Without a chance to hold you close and bid adieu---
Oh, Robbie boy, oh, Robbie boy, I miss you so!
And yet I know that you are happy, oh, my dear,
For all your pain and troubles now are through;
And when my time for leaving this sad earth is near,
I know for sure that I'll be joining you.

Oh, Robbie boy, I don't know how long I'll be here;
I only know my Lord has work for me;
So when I'm sad, I'll try to dry up all my tears
And think, instead, how happy you must be.
And someday when my work down here on earth is done,
He'll come and take me to that golden shore,
Where we will be forever happy, precious one,
And death and pain and tears will be no more.

With love always,

Robbie at 5 years old

Robbie in kindergarten, age 6

Robbie (in red) with his friend Sean Kelly in 1991--Robbie is 7 and Sean is 8.

Robbie at age 7