|1||Great Redeemer, Lord of Paradise,
Thou Who didst pray in dark Gethsemane,
Thou dost regard the contrite sacrifice,
The prayer Thou hearest, “Lord, remember me.”
Savior, in pity, with Thy mercy shield
Those who in haste are called their life to yield.
|2||Thou Who through death didst over death prevail,
Thou Who didst conquer in the mortal strife,
O let Thy mighty victory avail
To win for them the joy of endless life.
Summoned to bear the pain of mortal loss,
Grant them the triumph of Thy wondrous Cross.
|3||’Mid gloom and darkness, Lord, Thou givest light;
Where grief abounds, Thy comfort doth abound;
The humblest life is precious in Thy sight,
No sparrow falls unheeded to the ground.
Lord, we commend our brethren fallen asleep
Into Thy hands– in perfect peace to keep. Amen.