Hold my hand, receive my strength,
Let it bear you on.
Let it fill you, let it stay
Even when I'm gone.

Allow my strength to carry you
and keep you from all harm.
If ever you are in need
reach out and take my arm.

Let my strength hold you now
and take away your pain.
Let me take the ling'ring hurt
which causes your soul's stains.

Let my strength replace the hurt
and keep all ills at bay.
Keep my strength, I need it not
for I must go away.

I can no more be there to hold
your hand through any strife
but part of me will stay with you
support you through your life.

Hold onto my strength
when you laugh or you cry
for now I must leave you
time for goodbye.