May the Lord watch between me
and thee, when we are absent
from one another.
Partings come to let us know,
We love more deeply than we show,
But love in death should let us see,
What love in life should really be.
You always waited for me,
Anxious, if I were late,
In winter at the window,
In summer by the gate,
Your thoughts were always for me,
Not once did you forget,
And so I know from Heaven above,
You’ll be waiting for me yet.