Song Of Farewell - Sands

Notes
Words and Music by Ernest Sands

Duration
Usually, not all verses are sung

Forces required
EITHER Organ and Solo singers
OR Organ and Choir, with or without solo singer

Title
Song of Farewell by Ernest Sands (b.1949)
Text

May the choirs of angels come to greet you.
May they speed you to paradise.
May the Lord enfold you in His mercy.
May you find eternal life.

The Lord is my light and my help;
It is he who protects me from harm.
The Lord is the strength of my days;
Before whom should I tremble with fear?

There is one thing I ask of the Lord;
That He grant me my heartfelt desire.
To dwell in the courts of our God
Everyday of my life in His presence.

O Lord, hear my voice when I cry;
Have mercy on me and give answer.
Do not cast me away in Your anger,
For You are the God of my help.

I am sure I will see the Lord’s goodness;
I shall dwell in the land of the living.
Hope in God, stand firm and take heart,
Place all your trust in the Lord.