Prayer on the loss of a Loved One

Attributed as the Quaker Prayer

We give them back to you, dear Lord,

Who gave them to us.

Yet as you did not lose them in giving,

so we have not lost them by their return.

For what is yours is ours always, if we are yours.

And life is eternal and love is immortal

And death is only a horizon.

And a horizon is nothing more

than a limit to our sight.