Song / Prayer of Farewell

This prayer of farewell is part of the Final Commendation in a Roman Catholic Funeral Mass.

It is a call-and-response style prayer.

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Words (full text) of the prayer

Saints of God, come to his (her) aid!
Hasten to meet him (her), angels of the Lord!

Response: Receive his (her) soul and present him (her) to God the Most High.

May Christ, who called you, take you to himself;
May angels lead you to the bosom of Abraham.

Response: Receive his (her) soul and present him (her) to God the Most High.

Eternal rest grant unto him (her),
O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him (her).

Response: Receive his (her) soul and present him (her) to God the Most High.

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