An overlooked song from the St Louis Jesuit catalogue: “May We Praise You.” Even when I was younger, I loved the line from verse two:
And when life is done, let our passing be like a birth into light of day.
We hope our passing will be free of trauma or worry or pain. One prayer I frequently use at Mass or at the Hours is from the resource Praise God in Song.
For a Christian end to our lives …
What does that mean exactly? That we move from life in this world in a calm way, without panic? That we will stand on virtue at the end? Or that we have let go and are prepared to be carried, like infants brought into their very first world?