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With You in Paradise

Lord Jesus, lifted up on the Cross
You offered yourself for us all.

Your wounds for our healing,
Your sufferings for our faults,
Your agony for our peace,
Your forgiveness for our sins,
Your thirst for our comfort,
Your blood for our redemption,
Your death for our life.

Lifted up on the Cross
You promised the repentant thief
a place with you in paradise,
lifted up as a sign in the desert
You promised to draw us all to yourself.

Lord, grant to my departed family and friends
the gift of life with you in paradise,
draw them all to yourself
in the kingdom of love and peace
where sorrows turn to joy,
and we are made whole again
in your eternal love.