FOR THE DEPARTED
Thou forgiving Lord!
Although some souls have spent the days of their lives in ignorance,
and became estranged and contumacious, yet, with one wave from the
ocean of Thy forgiveness, all those encompassed by sin will be set
free. Whomsoever Thou willest Thou makest a confidant, and
whosoever is not the object of Thy choice is accounted a
transgressor. Shouldst Thou deal with us with Thy justice, we are
all naught but sinners and deserving to be shut out from Thee, but
shouldst Thou uphold mercy, every sinner would be made pure and
every stranger a friend. Bestow, then, Thy forgiveness and pardon,
and grant Thy mercy unto all.
Thou art the Forgiver, the
Lightgiver and the Omnipotent.