I have loved you and I’ve held you.
Many years,you have been mine;
If the time has come for parting
Let’s embrace for one last time.
You know you have to leave me,
Though you desire a longer stay.
Let me hold you in my arms now
For just tonight and one more day.
Then I’ll watch you travel on,love.
We take this last step all alone.
I’ll be here beside you watching.
I shall feel when you are gone.
May you accept, may you surrender
May you reach the promised land.
Into this earth my tears will fall, love,
As I recall your tender hands.