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Requiem - Latin – requies – "repose or rest", is a prayer sung for the dead, most often in the context of a Christian funeral. The genre focuses on wishes for the deceased rather than the sorrow of the one left behind. This is in contrast with a Dirge or a Lament which express pain and sorrow. The frame is at the discretion of the poet.

Prayer for the Dead from the Order of Christian funerals.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen.

May his soul and the souls of all
the faithful departed, through the mercy
of God, rest in peace. Amen

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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