I'd like to leave an afterglow of
smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering
softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave
When life is done.
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from Christ's side, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints
and with Thy angels
Forever and ever...
And touch this special child with love,
Protect and guide this little one
Till each and every day is done.
Remind us often that it's true,
This little life is a gift from you.
A miracle You've sent our way !
Lord, bless this little child today.
Your providence guides our lives, and by
Your command we return to dust.
Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family, relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.
In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.
give rest to the soul of Thy servant, O Saviour;
and preserve it in that life of
blessedness which is with thee,
O thou who lovest mankind.
In the place of Thy rest,
O lord, where all thy Saints repose,
give rest also to the soul of Thy servant for
Thou only lovest mankind. Glory to the Father,
and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
Thou art our God, who descended into Hell,
and loosed the bonds of those who were there,
Thyself give rest also to the soul of
Thy servant Now and ever unto ages of ages.