In Memory of Departed Lions
Fellow Lions: It is fitting and proper that we who have enjoyed the fellowship and cooperation in Lionism of our friends, and mark their departure together. Let us join together, not in sadness of their departure , but in the Joy of times shared in service together.
We mourn the passing of a friend, And gather now in solemn mood.
We know all things of time must end: Even what to us seen wholly good.
Fellowship we’ve had in service, Common problems and belief;
Now our hearts are drawn together, By the bond of common grief.
We are thankful for the days, We’ve had with him/her who’s joined the dead:
But thankful more that we have hope, For that which for us lies ahead.
Each one of us must run his course, Till he who doeth all things well,
Will call us too, to join our friends, who now beyond our seeing dwell.
And so for now we say ‘Farewell’, And carry on the work below,
Believing that the time will come, When we once more say, ‘Hello’!