355. Give rest, O Christ, to your servant(s) with your saints

Give rest, O Christ,
to your servant(s) with your saints,
where sorrow and pain are no more,
neither sighing, but life everlasting.
You only are immortal,
the creator and maker of mankind;
and we are mortal, formed of the earth,
and to earth shall we return.
For so did you ordain
when you created me, saying,
"You are dust, and to dust you shall return."
All of us go down to the dust;
yet even at the grave we make our song:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Give rest, O Christ,
to your servant(s) with your saints,
where sorrow and pain are no more,
neither sighing, but life everlasting.

Text Information
First Line: Give rest, O Christ, to your servant(s) with your saints
Meter: Irr.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Burial
Source: Eastern Orthodox Memorial Service; The Book of Common Prayer, 1979 (tr.)
Tune Information
Name: KONTAKION [KIEVAN CHANT]
Editor: Walter Parratt, 1841-1924 (alt.)
Meter: Irr.
Key: g minor
Source: Eastern Orthodox Memorial Service



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