If You’re Missing Someone This Christmas, Listen to This

Jon Schmidt, pianist for The Piano Guys, shares what Christmas was like last year after the death of his daughter Annie, and how he and his wife were able to gain some level of comfort and peace.

Annie died in a hiking accident in 2016.

For many, Christmas is a time of painful memories.

Grief, pain, fear, and sorrow are present just as the symbols of the season are.

When you find it hard to celebrate, listen to the words of this song. Hopefully, it will give you a measure of hope and comfort.

[Verse 1]
I’m not gonna lie
Christmas really hurts this time
Cause you’re not here to celebrate with me

[Verse 2]
Tears fill my eyes
The memories flood my mind
As I place your ornament upon our tree
Although this year I have a broken heart
It gives me hope and joy as I remember where you are

[Chorus]
You’re with the Son of God
You’re with the Prince of Peace
You’re with the one who’s celebrating
And that thought amazes me
Sometimes I still break down
Grieving that we’re apart
But the sweetest gift is knowing where you are
You’re with the Son of God

[Verse 3]
Got your picture in the frame
And a stocking with your name
Oh God knows it’s been hard letting go

[Verse 4]
And I can’t bring you back but I’ll see you again
And all that thought is healing to my soul
I’ll miss making angels with you in the snow
I guess instead you will be singing with them all around God’s throne

[Chorus]
You’re with the Son of God
You’re with the Prince of Peace
You’re with the one who’s celebrating
And that thought amazes me
Sometimes I still break down
Grieving that we’re apart
But the sweetest gift is knowing where you are
Cause you’re with the Son of God

[Verse 5]
And I know the Christmas season was your favorite time of year
You loved to help us decorate our tree
But now that you’re with Jesus
Can’t imagine how you feel
‘Cause he’s the one who bled and died
Upon the tree for you and me

[Chorus]
You’re with the Son of God
You’re with the Prince of Peace
You’re with the one who’s celebrating
And that thought amazes me
Sometimes I still break down
Grieving that we’re apart
But the sweetest gift is knowing where you are
Yes, the sweetest gift is knowing where you are
Yes, the sweetest gift is knowing you’re in his arms
You’re with the Son of God

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  • The moment I heard this song, I knew it was the one that would be sung at my funeral. It has all the sentiments that describe me and my love for Christ and this truly wonderful time of year.

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