Bing Crosby

“Now is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song)” – performed by Bing Crosby

“Now is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song)” – performed by Bing Crosby

Sunset glow fades in the west,
Night o’er the valley is creeping!
Birds cuddle down in their nest,
Soon all the world will be sleeping,

And now is the hour when we must say goodbye,
Soon you’ll be sailing far across the sea,
While you’re away, o, then remember me,
When you return, you’ll find me waiting here,

True lovers often must part,
Kiss me, then leave me to sorrow!
Here love, I give you my heart,
You will return some glad morrow,

But now is the hour when we must say goodbye,
Soon you’ll be sailing far across the sea,
While you’re away, o, then remember me,
When you return, you’ll find me waiting here.

 

One of the songs by Bing Crosby that many people who have lost their husbands or wives listen to is entitled “Now is the Hour “Maori Farewell Song”. It is good piece for the funeral.

The song talks about the love of a couple for each other. And even after death, direct cremation, or burial, their love still remains. When you love someone, you should always let him go. But when death is involved, just let go of your partner physically because you will still be emotionally attached with each other even after death.

The song also says that even the most loving couple will still need to say goodbye to one another. And when one of them departs earlier than the other because of death, the other person will be waiting for the right time when they will see each other and be reunited again in the future.

This isn’t only a song for husbands and wives who have lost their partners but also for grandparents who have been separated through death. When you are down and feeling lonely about the loss of your partner in life, you can just stop thinking about the burial and cremation costs for a while and simply listen to this song.