Appropriate for sharing at a funeral, crematorium service or at a memorial service
We give our loved one back to God
And just as God first gave them to us
And did not lose them in the giving,
So we have not lost them
in returning them to God.
For life is eternal,
And love is immortal,
and death is only a horizon,
And a horizon is nothing
save the limit of our sight.
Rossiter W Raymond (1840-1918) served as the United States Commissioner of Mining Statistics, and was secretary of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers (1884-1911).