A Prayer of the Dying

Lord Jesus, you endured great pain
by your bitter sufferings on the cross
for me, a poor sinful man,
especially in the hour
when your soul departed
from your blessed body.
Have mercy on my soul when I depart
and bring me to eternal life.

Source: Gregory the Great, 540-604

Source of this version: Freely paraphrased from several versions.

Found also here: A Lutheran Prayer Book, ed. Doberstein, © 1960 Muehlenberg Press, Philadelphia

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Lutheran pastor and musician serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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