Original lyrics to be used in a funeral or memorial service, set to the tune of Joyful, Joyful.
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God, we thank you for your daughter and her time among us here,
In her faith, her service and her ready smile we’ve felt you near.
In her steadfast love of others and her persevering grace,
we have known your living presence; we have seen your human face.
God, we thank you for the faith that lifts our hearts and lights our way,
for your hidden, healing presence walking with us day by day.
As we face death’s shadows, still we walk with courage and with love,
persevering in the faith that you have granted from above.
“Children, I will never leave you or forsake you,” you have said.
You have been our helper, God, so there is nothing that we dread.
By your grace that never fails us, guide, sustain and lead us on,
‘till we step with grateful hearts into the light of heaven’s dawn.