Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics

Healing and Cleansing

Think, O Lord, in mercy
On the souls of those
Who, in faith gone from us.
Now in death repose.
Here 'mid stress and conflict
Toils can never cease;
There, the warfare ended,
Bid them rest in peace.

Often they were wounded
In the deadly strife,
Heal them, good Physician
With the balm of life.
Every taint of evil,
Frailty and decay,
Good and gracious Saviour,
Cleanse and purge away.

Rest eternal grant them,
After weary fight:
Shed on them the radiance
Of thy heavenly light.
Lead them onward, upward,
To the holy place,
Where thy Saints made perfect
Gaze upon thy face.

Translated from the Swahili for the English Hymnal (1906)