Song: Depart in Peace


"I wrote this benediction when at the Taize monastery in France in 2003. I didn't think much of it and kept it to myself for a few years. I showed it to my dad while he was composing a Gospel oratorio called 'Reconciled'. He loved it, and with help from a friend it was 'gospel-ized'. Then a year later, when we were searching for just the right song to end Hope for a Tree Cut Down with, this song came up again. Tara loved it, and with help from the Beloved community it was 'indie-ized'. Thanks St. Luke the evangelist for the words."

- Ryan Marsh


Depart in Peace

Oh God, as you have promised now let your servants

depart in peace. Depart in peace.

For our eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared

for all to see. For all to see.

A light to enlighten the world and for your people:

glory. Glory.

So depart in peace. Depart in peace.



Benedictus from St. Luke 1:68-79


Ryan Marsh

Lead Vocals

Tara Ward

Dan Woodard

Background Vocals

Ryan Marsh

Lacey Brown

Piano and Rhodes

Paula Best

Electric Guitar and Bass

Ryan Marsh

Drums and Programming

Lacey Brown


Karen Kirsch

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