If it should be that I grow weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done
For this last battle cannot be won.
You will be sad I understand
Don't let grief then stay your hand
For this day more than all the rest
Your love for me must stand the test
We've had so many happy years
What is to come can hold no fears
You'd not want me to suffer so
The time has come, please let me go.
Take me where my need they'll tend
And please stay with me till the end
Hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time that you will see
The kindness that you did for me
Although my tail it's last has waved
From pain and suffering I've been saved.
Please do not grieve it must be you
Who has this painful thing to do
We've been so close, we two, these years
Don't let your heart hold back it's tears.