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VERSE 1
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down
 in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of
 righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me: thy rod and
thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in
the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of
the Lord for ever.


VERSE 2
Footprints

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed
 he was walking along the beach with the
 Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from
 his life. For each scene he noticed two sets
 of footprints in the sand; one belonging to
 him, the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed
before him, he looked back at the footprints
 in the sand. He noticed that many times
 along the  path of his life there was only
 one set of footprints. He also noticed that it
 happened at the very lowest and saddest
 times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned
 the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once
 I decided to follow you, you’d walk with
 me all  the way. But I have noticed that
 during the most troublesome times in my
 life, there is only one set of footprints. I
 don’t understand why when I needed you
 most you  would  leave  me.”

The Lord replied, “My Precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
 During your times of trial and suffering,
 when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you.”


VERSE 3
Togetherness

Death is nothing at all. I have only
 slipped away into the next room. I am
 I, and you are you. Whatever we were
 to each other that we still are. Call me
 by my old familiar name, speak to me
 in the easy way you always used. Put
 no difference into your tone, wear no
 forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
 Laugh as we always laughed at the
 little jokes we enjoyed together. Play,
smile, think of me. Pray for me. Let my
 name be the household name it always
 was. Let it be spoken without effort.
 Life means all that it ever meant. It is
 the same as it ever was. Why should I
 be out of   your mind because I am out
of your sight? I am but waiting for you,
 for an interval, somewhere very near,
 just around the corner. All is well,
 nothing is past, nothing is lost. One
 brief moment and all will be  as it was
 before, only better, infinitely happier
 and forever. We will all be one
 together with Christ.


VERSE 4
MEMORARE

Remember O most loving Virgin
Mary, that it is a thing unheard of
that any one ever had recourse to
thy protection, implored thy help
or sought thy intercession, and
was left forsaken. Filled, therefore,
with confidence in thy goodness,
I fly to thee, O Mother, Virgin of
virgins; to thee I come, before thee
I stand a sorrowful sinner. Despise
not my poor words, O Mother of
the Word of God, but graciously
hear and grant my prayer. Amen.


VERSE 5
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumnal rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine in the night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.


VERSE 6
They say you were a special one
as God has chosen you,
they say you were a gentleman
and this we know is true.

So in our thoughts you'll always be
a very much loved member
of our special family,
for us all to remember.

So, until it's time for us to meet
with God, as you have done,
God bless you, may you rest in peace,
our brother, friend and son.


VERSE 7
We seem to give them back to Thee, O
 God, who gavest them to us. Yet as
 Thou didst not lose them in giving so
 do we not lose them by their return.
 Not as the world giveth, givest Thou,
 O lover of souls. What Thou givest,
 Thou takest not away, for what is
Thine is ours also if we are Thine.
And life is eternal and love is
 immortal, and death is only an
 horizon, and an 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
 Thyself that we may know ourselves
 to be nearer to our loved ones who are
 with Thee. And while Thou dost
 prepare a place for us, prepare us also
 for that happy place, that where Thou
 art we may be also for evermore.


VERSE 8
You can only have one mother,
Patient, kind and true;
No other friend in all the world,
Will be the same to you,
When other friends forsake you,
To mother you will turn,
For all her loving kindness,
She asks nothing in return,
As we look upon her picture,
Sweet memories we recall,
Of a face so full of sunshine,
And a smile for one and all,
Sweet Jesus, take this message,
To our dear mother up above;
Tell her how we miss her,
And give her all our love.


VERSE 9
LORD make me an instrument
of Thy peace;
where there is hatred let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

LORD that I may seek to console
rather than to be consoled;
to understand, rather than
to be understood;
to love rather than to be loved.
For it is in giving that we receive;
in self-forgetfulness that we
find our true selves,
in forgiving that we are forgiven,
in dying that we are raised up to
life everlasting.

VERSE 10
OUR FATHER, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass
against us.
And lead us not into temptation.
But deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory.
For ever and ever.     Amen.


VERSE 10A
OUR FATHER, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass
against us.
And lead us not into temptation.
But deliver us from evil.