Memorial Service
Donald Morison Smith
held on Saturday, January 8, 1994 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Ottawa Unitarian Church

Abide With Me
William Henry Monk, 1861
Words by Henry Francis Lyte. 1847


Abide with me, fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me.


Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see:
O thou who changest not, abide with me.


I fear no foe, with thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still if thou abide with me.

Light of Ages and of Nations
Franz Joseph Haydn, 1797
Words by Samuel Longfellow, 1860


Reason's noble aspiration
Truth in growing clearness saw;
Conscience spoke its condemnation,
Or proclaimed the eternal law.
While thine inward revelations
Told thy saints their prayers were heard,
Prophets to the guilty nations
Spoke thy everlasting word.

The Parliament of Man
Ludwig van Beethoven, 1823; adapted
Words by Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1842


Yea, we dip into the future, far as human eye can see,
See the vision of the world, and all the wonder that shall be.
Hear the wardrum throb no longer, see the battle flags all furled,
In the parliament of man, the federation of the world.