Lord, you have called your Vicar home;
We mourn as we view the vacant throne
From which he reigned for many years.
Our cheeks are stained with heartfelt tears
As we thank you, Jesus, for this saintly priest,
The pious prelate who is now deceased
Who proclaimed yur name to evry nation,
To the youth and aged of this generation,
To Catholics, Protestants, Jews and others
All of whom he embraced as brothers,
Siblings of Christ in whom he saw
The image of God and something more,
Souls for whom you lived and died.
Our payer is that he may abide
In your presence in perpetual peace,
In the light of Christ that ne'er will cease.