Peace at the Last is a richly illustrated liturgy for use by individuals and groups who are visiting those who are dying. The text is drawn from the psalms, Evangelical Lutheran Worship, and other sources. Simple musical refrains easily sung without accompaniment are also provided. These words, images, and songs, gathered in a beautiful and portable form, will help Christians to accompany those who are dying, assuring them that “whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s” (Romans 14:8).
“It can be hard to visit the dying. When we decided to create this resource we wanted to make it easier. We wanted it to be read like a beloved children’s book, a prayer book, or a hymnal. By using watercolor illustrations, I hoped to connect the sacred presence we see with the liturgical words and music we hear, speak, and sing.”
—Wendy Schramm, artist, Peace at the Last