We sing this canticle to you, blest one,
whose selfless love inspires our every song.
Though young in years and living at a time
when life was cheap, your precious faith stayed strong
and death was nothing. Yet the promise of a life
in union with your saviour Jesus Christ
empowered your spirit with strength to long
not for this dark world of sin and death
but heaven’s orchestral philharmonic throng.
Among the angels now you make your song
and in the company of music now belong.