Into thy hands, O Father and Lord,
Â we commend our souls and bodies,
our parents and our homes, friends, neighbours and kindred,
our benefactors and brethren departed,
all folk rightly believing
and all who need thy pity and protection.
Light us with thy holy grace
and suffer us never to be separated from thee,
O Lord in Trinity, God everlasting.
St. Edmund of Abingdon (1170-1240)