We give back to you,
Lord God, those whom you gave us.
You did not lose them when you gave them to us.
We do not lose them when they return to you.
Christ has shown us love that cannot die,
So death has lost its sting and cannot separate us from you.
Open our eyes to see you more clearly,
That we may be nearer our loved ones who are with You.
You told us that you have gone to prepare a place for us,
And we want to be there with You.
Christ, Lord of Life and Death.
– William Penn 1644-1718AD