Rest in peace, earth's journey ended,
you whom Christ redeemed, defended:
To the place where saints are one
Safely brought by him alone-
May he grand us like protection-
rest in peace, earth's journey ended.
Happy soul, to Christ united,
Calmer now and clearer-sighted:
Your new journey now begins,
Freed from earth's besetting sins:
Pressing on towards perfection
Happy soul, to Christ united.
May we meet, dear Lord, in heaven,
Each forgiving, each forgiven,
Each more gifted to pursue
All you have for us to do.
By Spirit's sure direction
May we meet, dear Lord, in heaven.