Larry Norman Sings Goodbye Farewell

Death Comes to Us All (Larry speaking)

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“When we’re young, growing up, we don’t think about death. We think death is for our grandmother. Death is for the old man down the road. But death comes to all of us, at a time when most of us do not expect it. We’re not looking for it, and then it is there. And sometimes people are not ready to die. They’re unprepared. They haven’t thought about getting their life together. But I’ve had this opportunity. I’ve had three heart attacks in the last year and a half. And I’ve had a lot of time to think about life and death and what’s important. And I’m glad that I have some time to talk to God, to talk to my friends, to think about what’s important, and get ready for my end, my death. We should live each day as though it might be our last day, because it might.”

Goodbye Farewell

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Goodbye, farewell, we’ll meet again
Somewhere beyond the sky.
I pray that you will walk with God,
Goodbye, my friends, goodbye.

The light grows dim, but in this hour
I have no tears to cry.
My heart is full, my joy complete,
Goodbye, my friends, goodbye.

I feel no loss of hope as I’ve grown older,
Only this world’s weight upon my shoulder.

My heart beats to a slower song,
So softly in my veins.
The night is warm, but in my sleep
I dream of heaven’s reign.

Everything I am I’ve tried to show you;
In this life I’ve been so blessed to know you.

Goodbye, farewell, we’ll meet again
Somewhere beyond the sky.
I pray that you will walk with God,
Goodbye, my friends, goodbye,
Goodbye, my friends, goodbye.

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14 Comments

  1. Thanks for providing all the Larry Norman related posts. I was introduced to him in the 70’s and have NEVER forgotten him, although I lost touch with his work and ministry sometime in the 80’s. He and his music are unforgetable!

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Hi Connie,

    It sounds like you have some catching up to do! But you’re right, Larry and his music are unforgettable. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  3. Ben says:

    I was introduced to Larry’s music at 18 years old. It influenced me greatly. My pastor, who introduced me to his music, was actually old friends with Larry – from way back in the jesus people movement. I am 31 now and a singer writer and regret I never got to meet him – one day…one way.

  4. Ray Fowler says:

    Hi Ben,

    Thanks for sharing. I first got to know Larry’s music as a teenager too, and it also had a great influence in my life. And I’m 45 now! God bless with your life and music.

  5. Joy says:

    Thank you so much for letting us enjoy all the memories of Larry.
    What a wonderful son of God he is,and he leaves us with hope and the love of God and music that will never die.We have made sure that all of our children who are teens now have learned Larry’s songs,and they love him and his music,one of my sons favorite songs of Larry’s is called the great American novel.My favorite song of his is,why don’t ya look into Jesus,he got the answer!
    I’ve always loved his love for Jesus.
    thanks
    Joy

  6. Larry Fortune says:

    I first heard of Larry Norman from his song “Why should the devil have all the good music” as a teenager. I had thought it was a Geoff Moore song. My best friend introduced me to his music and I was amazed and started collecting his albums, etc. It’s now been about 20 yrs. I have seen Larry in concert about 3 times and got a chance to meet him. Larry has been a big influence in my life. My wife and I are traveling around the world handing out tracts & bibles (when we can) for 6 yrs now and do not keep up with the news. We just learned today of Larry’s passing. Our condolences to his family and friends. Even though Larry has passed away, his music continues in the heart’s of people and will continue to bring more people to Christ. We are saddened of his passing but rejoice in his gain. We look forward to meeting with him in heaven.

    Larry & Elviera Fortune

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