When I must leave you for a
Please do not grieve and shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow to you through the years
But start out bravely with a gallant smile:
And for my sake and in my name live on and
all things the same,
Feed not your loneliness on empty days,
But fill each waking hour in useful ways,
Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer
And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near
And never, never be afraid to die.
For I am waiting for you in the sky!