'Go gently on your voyage, beloved.
Slip away with the ebb tide,
rejoice in a new sunrise.
May the moon make a path across the sea for you,
the Son provide a welcome.
May the earth receive you and the fire cleanse you
as you go from our love
into the presence of Love's completeness.'
You can hear Jim Clements' setting, which he composed at the request of a friend, on his website. Google his name and follow the link to 'My Space Page', and then to 'Go gently'. It is beautifully sung by the choir of Worcester Cathedral. I understand that he hopes to publish some of his work, including Go gently, in the not too distant future.