Gone are the days (John Kilpatrick)

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Editor: John Kilpatrick (submitted 2010-02-09).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 46 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: With optional keyboard accompaniment.

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Title: Gone are the days
Composer: John Kilpatrick

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong (but also suitable in a sacred context)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or with keyboard accompaniment

First published: 2009

Description: A 2-minute piece for a religious or non-religious memorial service for a loved friend or relation.

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Original text and translations

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Gone are the days we used to share,
 but in our hearts you are always there.
The gates of memory will never close:
 we miss you more than anyone knows.
With tender love and deep regret,
 we who love you will never forget.

Gone is the face we loved so dear,
 silent is the voice, the voice we loved to hear.
Too far away for sight or speech,
 but not too far for love to reach.
Sweet are the memories so clear,
 in our thoughts you will always be near.