We seem to give them back to you
O God, who gave them first to us.
Yet as you did not lose them in giving
So we do not lose them by their return.
Not as the world gives, do you give, O lover of souls.
What you give, you do not take away
For what is yours is ours if we are yours.
And life is eternal and love is immortal
And death is only a horizon
And a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
Lift us up, Strong Son of God, that we may see further.
Cleanse our eyes that we may see more clearly,
draw us closer to yourself that we may know ourselves
to be nearer to our loved ones who are with you.
And while you prepare a place for us
Prepare us also for that happy place
That where you are we may be also, for evermore.
|The names of those of our province now buried in our provincial graveyard at Aylesford|
May the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.
Saints of Carmel, pray for us.