The Life and Inspiring Poetry of a Woman from Kansas.

Velma Cochren Priest Terry, daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother (1915-1999).



Someday we'll bow in humble adoration
at our lovely savior's feet;
And all we'll hear is joyful praises
when our loved ones we will meet.

Now we're striving toward the prize
that He purchased for us all -
Walking daily in His footsteps
Listening always for His call.

Heartaches here are but a moment
for we are here on proving ground.
Soon will start the timeless ages,
where love and happiness abound.

There's a tugging of the spirit
Waiting for its sweet release;
Longing for Him, who redeemed us;
Waitng for that life of peace.



Great is the joy He brings to us
as delivers us from the past -
and opens up a new direction,
where love and peace can last.

With new hope for the futuer
and a loving hand in control -
His word to sustain us,
what relief for the soul.

The world leaves of legacy of darkness
but God's love never ceases to shine;
For like a river his love is flowing
into your heart and into mine.

The hours of our days are golden
if we quietly look to him-
receiving the healing we need
and gaining new strength to win.

Let our hearts be warmed in gratitude
as we magnify His name;
For once we've tasted of His love
we'll never be the same.

There's no time for turning back
to things that once have been!
All the glory is up ahead,
so just keep your trust in Him.

cVelma Terry