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“Simeon’s Canticle”
Opening Hymn: I Was There to Hear your Borning Cry
Lord, let Your servant go in peace
For Your Word has been fulfilled.
I was there to hear your borning cry,
I'll be there when you are old.
My own eyes have seen Your salvation
I rejoiced the day you were baptized,
Which You have prepared for all men.
to see your life unfold.
I was there when you were but a child,
A Light shall reveal to the nations
with a faith to suit you well;
And the glory of Your people, Israel.
In a blaze of light you wandered off
to find where demons dwell."
Priest: Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the
dayspring from on high hath visited us; to give light to them
"When you heard the wonder of the Word
that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death and to guide
I was there to cheer you on;
our feet into the way of peace.
You were raised to praise the living Lord,
to whom you now belong.
Priest: Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord.
If you find someone to share your time
All: And let light perpetual shine upon him.
and you join your hearts as one,
I'll be there to make your verses rhyme All: I am the Resurrection and the life; He that believes in
from dusk 'till rising sun." me, though he were dead, yet shall he live and whosoever
lives and believes in me shall never die.
In the middle ages of your life,
not too old, no longer young, Priest: Lord, have mercy upon us.
I'll be there to guide you through the night, All: Christ, have mercy upon us.
complete what I've begun. Lord, have mercy upon us.
When the evening gently closes in, Priest: Our Father who art in heaven, holy be your name. Your
and you shut your weary eyes, kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
I'll be there as I have always been Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our sins as we
with just one more surprise." forgive those who sinned against us.
Priest: And lead us not into temptation
"I was there to hear your borning cry, All: But deliver us from evil
I'll be there when you are old. Priest: From the gate of hell
I rejoiced the day you were baptized, All: Deliver his soul, O Lord.
to see your life unfold.” Priest: May he rest in peace.
All: Amen
Priest: Almighty God has called his servant, our priest,
Rev. Fr. Angelito Dagle Fausto, from this life to himself. Priest: O Lord, hear my cry
All: And let my cry come unto Thee
As we gather to commend our brother to God, let us express Priest: The Lord be with you
our deep faith in the resurrection as Jesus Christ was raised All: and also with you.
from the dead so we too, are called to follow him, through Priest: Let us pray.
death, to the glory where God will be all in all. O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered:
Accept our prayers on behalf of the soul of
Let us pray to the Lord also for ourselves. May we who mourn your servant Fr. Angelito, and grant him an
be reunited, one day, with our brother Angelito. Together entrance into the land of light and joy,
may we meet Christ Jesus when He, who is our Life, appears in the fellowship of thy saints;
in glory. through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
All: Amen.
Priest: In the midst of life we are in death; from whom can we
seek help? From you alone, O Lord, who by our sins are justly Priest: Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord.
angered. All: And let light perpetual shine upon him.
(Trisagion, Francisco Feliciano) Priest: May he rest in peace.
Holy God, Holy mighty, All: Amen.
Holy Immortal, have mercy on us!
(The priest, making the sign of the Cross over the body says)
Lord you know the secrets of our hearts; May his soul, + and the souls of all the faithful departed,
shut not your ears to our prayers, but spare us, O Lord. through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Holy God, Holy mighty, All: Amen.
Holy Immortal, have mercy on us!
Priest: The God of peace who brought again from the dead our
O worthy and eternal Judge, do not let the pains of death turn Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood
us away from you at our last hour. of the eternal covenant, make you perfect in every good work to
Holy God, Holy mighty, do His will, working in you that which is pleasing in His sight,
Holy Immortal, have mercy on us! through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever.
¶ Then, while the earth shall be cast upon the body by some standing by, the
Minister shall say,
(As the coffin is brought to the grave, farewell songs will be sung)

Priest: UNTO Almighty God we commend the soul of our
brother Angelito departed, and we commit his body to the
May the angels lead you into paradise
ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and
May the martyrs come to welcome you
certain hope of the Resurrection unto eternal life, through our
And take you to the holy city,
Lord Jesus Christ; at whose coming in glorious majesty to
the new and eternal Jerusalem.
judge the world, the earth and the sea shall give up their dead;
and the corruptible bodies of those who sleep in him shall be
changed, and made like unto his own glorious body; according
(Irish Blessing, Per Harling, Church of Sweden)
to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things
unto himself. May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine upon your face
May the rain fall softly on your fields
until we meet again, may God hold you
in the palm of His hand