Death and Grieving – an inspiration from IONA

Verse 1
When we are living
we are in the Lord,
and when we’re dying
we are in the Lord.

For in our living
and in our dying
we belong to God,
we belong to God.

 Verse 2
Each day allows us
to decide for good,
loving and serving
as we know we should.

In thankful giving,
in hopeful living,
we belong to God,
we belong to God.

 Verse 3
Sometimes we sorrow,
other times embrace,
sometimes we question
ev’rything we face.

Yet in our yearning
is deeper learning,
we belong to God,
we belong to God.

 Verse 4
‘Til earth is over
may we always know
love never fails us,
God has made it so.

 Hard times will prove us,
never remove us,
we belong to God,
we belong to God.

 
Words: original words (verse 1) and melody,  Mexican source unknown, (verses 2-4) Roberto Escamilla, 1983.  
English Translation & Arrangement: John L. Bell,  
copyright © 2002 WGRG, Iona Community,  Glasgow G2 3DH, Scotland. wgrg@iona.org.uk.

 

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