WE SEEM TO GIVE THEM BACK to you, O God,
Who gave them to us: yet, as you did not lose them in giving
so we do not lose them by their return; for death is only an horizon,
and an horizon is nothing save the limits of our sight.
So lift us up, Lord of all life, that we may see you more clearly;
and seeing you more clearly may know ourselves nearer our loved ones
who are with you.