If it should be

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep
Then you must do what must be done
For this the last battle can't be won

You will be sad I understand
Don't let your grief then stay your hand
For this day more than all the rest
your love and friendship stands the test

We've had so many happy years
What is to come can hold no fears
You don't want me to suffer so
When the time comes please let me go

Take me where my needs they'll tend
Please stay with me until the end
Hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see

I know in time you too will see
It is a kindness you do to me
Although my tail its last has waved
From pain and suffering I've been saved

Don't grieve that it should be you
Who has to decide this thing to do
We've been so close
Through all the years
Don't let your heart hold any tears