Friends Passing

Friends meet and grow together
Giving joy and kindness, whether
Times are good or bad
And parting's always sad.

Friends come and help each other
Learn and love with one another
Until it's time to go --
There's different fields to sow.

Friends go today with sorrow
But rejoice for them tomorrow
Loving one and all
As they hear another call.

Friends, go with all our caring
Thank you for your deepest sharing
May your paths be blessed
May you be God's guests.