We have had friends and family move into the life eternal in recent months. That's a condition of life on this earth. This past Sunday we sang this hymn of Luther and it reminded me of these events and of the faith of these believers.
We now implore God the Holy Ghost
For the true faith, which we need the most,
That in our last moments He may befriend us
And as home-ward we journey, attend us.
Lord, have mercy!
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary, #34