Farewell, brother, we will
Having travelled together so long;
Though being separated by distance,
In our hearts, you will always belong.
We have followed your career with interest,
Remembered you often in prayer,
Rejoiced with you when successful,
Wept with you in the depths of despair.
We love you for your gentle strength,
Your understanding smile,
Your readiness in times of need,
To walk, with us, the second mile.
Your life is an inspiration,
Your witness quiet but strong,
You have enriched our lives with melody,
With music and with song.
God will be with you Brother, doctor, friend,
His healing power within you dwell
As you minister to the lame and ill,
The spiritually sick as well.