Frank Wade: Good morning.
Grace and peace to you from God, our Father.
My name is Frank Wade. I am the
Dean of this cathedral, and it
is my honor to thank you
Washington National Cathedral to fulfill part of
its mission as a spiritual home for the nation.
It is important in times like this to have
places like this where we can, in fact, hold
before God our grief, our joy, our Thanksgiving,
and our hope. For all of us, as a nation,
participated, no matter how vicariously, in the great
explorations of Neil Armstrong and his companions.
And so, it is important for us as a nation,
as a community, as a people to gather here in
place to consider the mysteries of creation, of
of death. And also, to give thanks for a life
lived and for service boldly rendered.
That's what we'll be doing in this time, and
I thank you for sharing in it.
I call your attention to the order of
Glorify God, all you works of God.
Audience: Sing praise to His honor forever.
FW: In the high vault of Heaven, glorify God.
Audience: Sing praise to His honor forever.
FW: God of grace and glory, you create
sustain the universe in majesty and beauty.
thank you for all in whom you have planted
desire to know your creation, and to explore
work and your wisdom. Lead us,
like them, to understand
better the wonder and
mystery of creation through
Christ, your eternal
word, through who all things
were made. Amen.
John F. Kennedy: Those who came before us
made certain that this country rode the first waves
of the industrial revolution, the first waves
of modern invention, and the first wave
of nuclear power. And this generation does
not intend to founder in the backwash of the
coming age of space. We mean to be a part
of it, we mean to lead it.
For the eyes of the world now look into
to the moon, and to the planets
beyond. And we have vowed
that we shall
not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest,
but by a banner of freedom and peace.
We choose to go to the moon in this
and do the other things, not because
are easy, but because they are hard.
that goal will serve to organize
and measure the best of
our energies and
skills because that challenge
is one that
we're willing to accept, one we are unwilling
to postpone, and one we intend to win,
and the others, too.
Many years ago, the great British explorer
George Mallory, who was to die on
Everest, was asked why did he want
to climb it. He said, "Because
it is there."
Well, space is there, and
we're going to climb it.
And the moon and the planets
And new hopes for knowledge and peace are
there. And therefore, as we set sail, we
ask God's blessing on the most hazardous,
and dangerous, and greatest adventure on which
man has ever embarked. Thank you.
Bolden: Carol, members of the Armstrong family,
Buddy, friends here gathered today.
President Kennedy challenged this nation
be first on the moon in his historic
University speech fifty years ago today-
many thought it was an impossible
dream. But the vision of
that young president
was rooted in the knowledge
American experiment itself was an incredible
miracle. The miracle of America was only
made possible by men and women of uncommon
foresight, determination, and courage who
dared to turn the once impossible dream of
freedom, equality, and democracy into a new and
enduring reality. That legacy inspired a young
Neil Armstrong to first, interrupt his studies at
Purdue University to serve his country as a
Navy fighter pilot. He would later become
a NASA astronaut, first in the Gemini Program,
and later in Apollo. But he never forgot his
Navy roots and naval aviation heritage as he
lived out his life as an active member of the
Golden Eagles. Right after President Kennedy's speech,
Neil was already working on the problem of
how to land a flying machine on the moon.
of us who have had the privilege to fly
space followed the trail he helped forge.
leadership in space, and the confidence
we can go farther into the unknown
and achieve great things
as a people, rests with
the achievements of Neil
and the brave men
with whom he served.
Neil will always be remembered for taking
humankind's first small step on a world
beyond our own. But, it was courage, grace,
and humility he displayed throughout his life that
lifted him above the stars.
Armstrong left more than footprints and a
on the moon. In fact, as President Obama said
a letter to Carol and the family this morning,
generations will draw inspiration from
spirit of discovery, humble composure, and
leadership in setting a bold new
course for space exploration.
he left on the surface of the moon and the story
of human history is matched only by the extraordinary
mark he left on the hearts of all Americans."
He left a foundation for the future, and paved
the way for future American explorers to be
first to step foot on Mars or another planet.
Today, let us recommit ourselves to this grand
challenge in honor of the man who first
demonstrated it was possible to reach new worlds
and whose life demonstrated the quiet resolve
and determination that makes every new, more
difficult step into space possible.
was proud to know Neil Armstrong as a fellow
trusted adviser, and a friend. It was
honor to share in the moment with the entire
11 crew and Senator John Glenn in
Washington last fall as
they received the
Congressional Gold Medal.
It was the last time
Neil made a public appearance
in Washington and
ever true to his nature,
he spoke not on his-
his own behalf, but accepted
the medal as I-
and I quote, "On behalf
of his fellow Apollo teammates,
all those who played a
role in expanding
human presence outward
from Earth, and all
those who played a role
in expanding human
knowledge of the solar
system and beyond." Unquote.
As we take the next giant
leap forward in human
exploration of the heavens,
we stand on the
shoulders of a true American
On the south side of this sacred place, there
is a special window, a space window which
holds a piece of the moon rock Neil and
the Apollo 11 crew presented to the National Cathedral
many years ago. It's a reminder not only of their
significant human accomplishment, but an
that achievements are made possible
God's grace and guiding hand.
As Neil took his first
steps on the moon,
nervous but excited NASA
workers in Houston's
Mission Control Center
waited to hear his now-famous
words from the lunar surface.
Today, we shall share a small token of our
esteem by presenting to you, Carol, and the
Armstrong family, the flag that flew over the
Johnson Space Center's Mission Control on
August 25th, the day of Neil's passing.
I join a grateful nation in saluting a brave and
humble servant who never stopped dreaming,
never stopped working to make those dreams
reality, and inspired each and every one of us.
May God bless Neil Armstrong, and may God bless
these United States of America.
Dalton: A reading from the book of Exodus.
was keeping the flock of his father-in-law
the priest of Midian. He led his
flock beyond the wilderness
and came to
Hora, the mountain of God.
The angel of the Lord appeared to him in
flame of fire out of a bush.
looked and the bush was blazing,
yet it was not consumed.
Then Moses said, "I must turn aside
and look at this great sight and see why
the bush is not burned up."
When the Lord saw that he had turned aside
to see, God called to him out of the bush,
he said, "Here I am."
Then God said, "Come
Remove the sandals from your feet, for
the place on which you are standing is
said further, "I am the God of your
the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac,
the God of Jacob."
And Moses hid his face,
for he was afraid to
look at God.
Then the Lord said, "I have observed the
misery of my people who are in Egypt.
have heard their cry on account of their
Indeed, I know their sufferings,
and I have come to deliver
them from the
Egyptians, and to bring them up out of
that land to a good and broad land,
land flowing with milk and honey.
To the country of the Canaanites,
the Amorites, the Perizzites,
and the Jebusites.
The cry of the Israeli- of the Israeli-
Israelites have come- has now come
me. I have also seen how the
Egyptians oppress them.
I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my
people, the Israelites, out of Egypt."
But Moses said to God, "Who am
I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring
Israelites out of Egypt?"
God said, "I will
be with you.
And this will be the sign for you that is-
that it is I who sent you. When you
have brought the people out of Egypt,
you shall worship God on this mountain."
But Moses said to God, "If I come
to the Israelites and say to them, 'The God
of your ancestors has sent me to you,'
will ask me, 'What is his name?'
What shall I say to them?"
God said to Moses, "I Am who I Am."
He said further, "Thus, you shall say
to the Israelites, I Am has sent me
God also said to Moses,
"Thus, you shall
say to the Israelites,
'The Lord, the God
of your ancestors, the
God of Abraham, the
God of Isaac, and the God
of Jacob has
sent me to you.' This is my name forever.
And this my title to all generations."
The word of the Lord.
Audience: Praise be to God.
A. Cernan: How does one adequately express
feelings about a special friend
when that friend is also
a world icon,
a national hero of unimaginable proportion,
and a legend whose name will live in history
long after all here today have been forgotten?
A friend whose commitment and dedication
to that in which he believed was absolute.
A man who, when he became your friend,
was a friend for a lifetime. I am not sure
this is possible, but I will try.
Neil Armstrong grew up on a farm in
America. And, as a young boy, like
most kids he had a paper
route. He cut lawns.
He shoveled snow. And his
model airplanes gave birth
to a dream, a dream
of becoming an aeronautical
Neil had his first taste of flight when he was
but six years old and from that day forward,
he never looked back.
Although he always wanted to design and
airplanes to make them do what
they weren't supposed to
do, once he had
tasted flight, Neil's eyes
turned skyward. And
it was there that he always
longed to be.
Little did Neil ever realize
that his dream,
his longing to soar with
the eagles, would
someday give him the opportunity
to be the
first human being to go where no human
had gone before.
Armstrong was a sincerely humble man
impeccable integrity who reluctantly accepted
role as the first human being to walk on
world. And when he did, he became
a testament, a testament
to all Americans of what
can be achieved through
vision and dedication.
But, in Neil's mind, it
was never about Neil,
it was about you. Your
mothers and fathers.
Your grandparents. About
those of a generation
who gave Neil the opportunity to call
moon his home. But never ever was it about
Neil considered that he was just the
of the arrow, always giving way to some
hundred thousand equally committed
and dedicated Americans.
Americans who were the
strength behind the bow,
and always giving credit to those
who just didn't know it
couldn't be done.
And therein lies the strength
and the character
of Neil Armstrong.
He knew who he was and he understood the immensity
of what he had done.
Yet, Neil was always willing to give of himself.
When Neil, Jim Lovell, and I had the opportunity
to visit the troops in Iraq, in Afghanistan on three
separate occasions, meeting them in chow
control centers, yes, even armored
carriers and helicopters,
those enthusiastic young
men and women, yet to be
born when Neil walked
on the moon, were mesmerized
by his presence.
In a typical Neil fashion,
he would always walk
in, introduce himself-
as if they didn't know
who he was- shake each
and every hand, and
he'd always give them,
"Hey, how are you guys
Asked one overwhelmed inquisitive Marine, "Mr. Armstrong,
why are you here?"
thoughtful and sincerely honest reply was,
you are here."
Neil was special to these
young kids and
to a few old ones, as well.
proud to be a Naval aviator,
as a civilian at the time
he flew, Neil never received
his astronaut wings.
It was a tradition of those
in the military.
It was on the USS Eisenhower,
back in 2010,
on our way to Afghanistan, that Neil finally
received- did receive the tribute that he
deserved. His visibly- visibly moved response
said it all and I quote, "I've never been
more proud than when I earned my
wings of gold."
And I've got to believe
that there's a
few Golden Eagles in the
will second those words.
Trying to get into Neil's inner self was always
a challenge for almost anyone, maybe everyone.
Asked one day by a stranger, "Mr. Armstrong,
how did you feel when looking for a place
land on the moon with only fifteen seconds
And only the way Neil could-
and I know
some of you have seen him this way-
he put a thumb on an index finger,
tilt his head and sort of put his hand
there, and he'd say, "Well, when
gauge says empty, we all know there's
gallon or two left in the tank."
there is a man who has always
been in control of his
own destiny. And that,
ladies and gentlemen, is
vintage Neil Armstrong.
Fate looked down kindly
on us when she
chose Neil to be the first
to another world, and to have the opportunity
to look back from space at the beauty of our
It could have been another, but it wasn't.
And it wasn't for a reason. No one- no one,
but no one could have accepted the responsibility
of his remarkable accomplishment with more
dignity and more grace than Neil Armstrong.
He embodied all that is good and all that
is great about America.
Neil, wherever you are up there, almost
a half a century later, you have now shown
once again the pathway to the stars.
It's now for you a new beginning, but for
us, I will promise you, it is not the end.
And, as you soar through the heavens beyond
where even eagles dare to go, you can now
finally put out your hand and touch the
face of God.
Farewell, my friend. You
have left us
far too soon. But we want you to know
we do cherish the time we have had and
bless you, Neil.
John Snow: Carol and the
Armstrong family, let
me express the deep sympathy
of us who gather here today.
A wonderful, loving husband and a devoted
has been taken from you.
And a hero has been taken
from the country
he loved and inspired.
I'm honored that you've asked me to say
a few words about Neil today.
The- the Neil Armstrong I knew was not
the legend of public perception, the mythic
He was a friend. He was a regular
guy. Somebody you played
Somebody you skied with. Somebody you
was the guy who cared deeply about his
and about his community, and about
his many friends.
When you played golf with him, though, he-
he never got far from being the engineer.
You'd wait for him to putt. He'd survey
the line to the hole. He'd measure the dew
on the green, and you sometimes wondered,
are you ever going to hit the ball?"
couldn't help be the engineer.
I got to know him as a
man with an
unusually clear and strong sense of his
calling in life.
as a world-famous astronaut, but rather
a Purdue University-trained engineer dedicated
advancing the science of flight.
He was truly the self-described
slide rule kind of a guy,
immensely proud of
his chosen profession and
of his alma mater.
But, he was always, in his heart of hearts,
that little boy who whittled wooden model
airplanes on that small farm in central Ohio.
Who built his own wind tunnel by the
age of twelve. And whose excitement over
aviation never waned. I think he indeed
had been put on Earth to fly.
his reply when somebody asked him
what it was like to walk
on the moon?
"Well," he said, "you know, pilots really prefer
That's- that's Neil Armstrong. I knew him in
another role, serving on corporate boards and
boy, he was an unfailingly diligent, effective
board member. In fact, the best audit committee
chairman I ever saw. With him in that seat,
with his studious ways, his careful, cautious ways,
his analytical approach to everything, you could
be sure the company's books were in pretty good
shape. And to the great comfort of the rest
of us on the board, you could be sure there
wouldn't be any surprises. Neil didn't like
surprises. So, while I knew Neil as a- a regular
guy, his- his epic accomplishment defined him
the world at large. Everywhere he went,
recognized him and wanted to- to be
with him. And he was unfailingly gracious.
long been hailed as a national hero.
knowing Neil is to appreciate that he was the
reluctant of heroes.
It was something he- he
never sought, the public
spotlight. And, try as
he did to
deflect the credit and attention to others,
the role of national hero, first man nonetheless,
fell to him. And I think we as a nation can
be thankful that it did.
Because with his uncommon humility and
Neil captured the very best in the
carrot, and he put it on display
for the whole world to
He's now slipped the bonds of Earth once again,
but what a legacy he's left.
May God bless Neil Armstrong, and may God
the country he loved so well.
Gina Gilland Campbell:
The Holy Gospel of our
Lord Jesus Christ according
Audience: Glory to you, Lord Christ.
GGC: When Jesus saw the crowds, he went
up the mountain. And after he sat down, his
disciples came to him. Then he began to
speak and taught them, saying, "Blessed are
the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will
be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they
will inherit the Earth. Blessed are those who
hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they
will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they
will receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in
heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will
called children of God. Blessed are those
are persecuted for righteousness sake,
theirs is the kingdom of Heaven."
said, "You are the salt of the Earth,
if salt has lost its taste, how can its
be restored? It is no longer good
for anything, but is thrown
out and trampled
underfoot. You are the
light of the world.
A city built on a hill
cannot be hid.
No one, after lighting
a lamp, puts it
under a bushel basket,
but on the
lamp stand, and it gives light to all in
the same way, let your light shine before others
that they may see your good works, and
give glory to your Father in Heaven."
Gospel of the Lord.
Audience: Praise to you,
Mariann Edgar Budde: In the name of God, amen.
Please be seated.
little prince lay down and wept at
the sight of five hundred
roses in a garden.
You see, on the planet
he ruled, he had
a single rose who had told
him that she
was unique. And yet, here were five hundred
roses, just like her, in one garden. I thought
I was rich, he thought sadly, with a flower
unique in all the universe.
Then, the little prince met a fox who taught
him an important lesson about love.
me," the fox said, "you are nothing more
a little boy who's just like a thousand other
boys. I have no need of you, and you have
need of me.
But, if you tame me, then we shall need
each other. To me, you will be unique in
all the world, and I will be the same for you."
The little prince returned to the garden of
five hundred roses and realized for all their
beauty, he felt nothing for them, but he
loved his rose far away on his tiny planet.
The rose he watered, and sheltered, and
"It's the time you
wasted on your rose
that makes her so important,"
the fox told
the little prince. "You are responsible
for your rose."
"It's a peculiar sensation to watch the Earth
sink away and become smaller and smaller,"
Neil Armstrong told the graduating class of
Miami University in 1970.
a trip to the moon, you see that the
is in fact a three dimensional globe, and
appreciate the brilliant colors, the hues
the oceans, and the whites of the clouds.
little bit of green that you see along the
and the river basins, soon disappearing.
an old statistic vaguely remembered from our
school days reappears, and we realize
only ten percent of the land of the Earth
arable. And now we have a striking
that that is a fact, and the
continents become tan,
and brown, and red.
The geographic features
fade, leaving only the
continental forms as you
depart farther from Earth.
No national boundaries
can be seen, and the
globe becomes smaller and
smaller. And then,
you remember another statistic:
it holds three
and a half billion people.
And of that three
and a half billion, one
half are hungry and
two thirds live in poverty.
And you shudder
to think that this problem
will be much
worse during the remainder of our lifetime.
And at the end of the century, the population
of the Earth will be six or seven billion.
To solve the problem," he went on, "of
feeding this population and protecting this
planet for the use of that population is going
to take an international approach far beyond
cooperative effort ever seen in history."
Then, in characteristically understated
and reflecting the turmoil of that
moment in our history, exactly one
month, you recall, after
the killing of four
college students at another
he said, "I suppose we have to ask ourselves
whether international cooperation on this scale
is even possible."
We are responsible for our rose. And today,
we honor and give thanks for a man who
that everything worth striving for, every
we pursue, every adventure that beckons,
every challenge that calls forth our greatest
cannot be accomplished alone.
"Why did you walk
away from the public
adulation?" he was
asked in more ways than
we can count. "Why
didn't you bask in the limelight
as long as you could?"
"Because," he said, "I didn't deserve it."
And I'm convinced that wasn't simply an expression
of good, Midwestern modesty, an attempt to minimize
his own passionate ambition, his commitment to
disciplined, hard work, rigorous intellectual study,
and physical training, and an overwhelming sense
of awe, and possibility of one- what- what one
person can, in fact, accomplish. He knew all that.
But he spoke the truth. No one goes to the
moon alone. No one accomplishes anything of
lasting value in any human endeavor alone.
Neil Armstrong wanted us to know that. It wasn't
about him. As others have said, it was about all
been said that each person has, in our
we can hope this is true- that each one of
gets one moment of insight. Our burning bush,
you will. An otherworldly, time-stopping
that somehow succeeds in getting
through to us the insight
that, if we let it,
will carry us through and
set the course
of our life. And, in reading
the many public
tributes to Neil Armstrong,
it's obvious that we
all assumed that the defining
moment of his life
was those amazing those
two and a half hours on the moon.
How could it be otherwise?
It was, after all, a first.
A giant step.
But, we know well that he tended to downplay the
impact of that experience.
when he was speaking to a group of
and he was asked, perhaps for the
millionth time, how walking
on the moon changed
his life, he replied that
because of walking on the
moon, he got to go to a
lot more press conferences
at which people asked him
how the moon
changed his life.
then, he went on to say- never to miss an
he went on to say that when he
was a kid about the same
age as the students
asking those questions,
no one had ever flown
a plane at supersonic speed.
There was no
space program. Going to the moon was pure
science fiction. In the first half of his lifetime,
everything changed. And he said to them, "Opportunities
will be available to you that you cannot imagine."
Now, last week in this cathedral, Mr. Vance Wilson,
who is the Headmaster of St. Albans School, one
of the schools of this cathedral, addressed the
all boys- in their opening chapel. And he drew
their attention, as one of the other speakers did,
the beautiful stained glass window on the south
of the chancel that's known as the space window.
And, at its center, is a rock from the moon
presented to the cathedral by the three men of
Apollo 11, one of whom, Mr. Collins, who graces
us here with his presence, is, I might add, a
St. Albans graduate class of 1948.
Mr. Wilson also mentioned- in a way that
would have pleased Neil Armstrong to no end-
he mentioned NASA's historic landing of
on Mars this summer and the
endlessly fascinating stream
of photographs available
to us now on our computers.
"Gentlemen," Mr. Wilson said, "how about beginning
this school year with a dream? Ever thought about
being the first human being to walk on Mars?
Why not? You wouldn't be the first St. Albans
graduate to do the impossible. You better get
started, though. If you leave today, it'll take
you the entire school year to get there."
And so, without question, walking on the moon
confirmed for Neil Armstrong the importance
of a dream. A compelling vision that propels us
as individuals, and a nation, and a species where
we've never been. And it pleased him whenever
his examples and the words of his family inspired
young people around the world to work hard, to make
their dreams come true. To be willing to explore
and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a
cause greater than themselves.
that cause, I suggest to you, for Mr. Armstrong
not exploration for exploration's sake, but for
survival of the only planet we human beings
home. I wonder if the defining moment for
judging from the way he chose to live his life
Apollo 11, was when he looked out his
calf window and he said, "It suddenly
me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue,
the Earth. I could put up my thumb and
one eye, and then my thumb blotted
out the planet Earth, and
I didn't feel like a giant.
I felt very small. Very,
The Earth was his rose.
And it's our rose, too.
Space exploration was, for him, but one way
we human beings might marshal the best of
we are, and learn the cooperation that will
us save us from ourselves.
He experienced the worlds
you see coming
together through space
exploration. During the
flight of Apollo 11 he
said, "I sincerely felt I
had the good wishes of
people from every country
around the world."
And even more compelling, he also saw that
same global spirit as the world held its collective
breath as the astronauts of Apollo 13 climbed into
their lunar lifeboat Aquarius and safely returned
to the Earth. And, during that return he said,
"Worldwide offers of cooperation came from a dozen
nations including the Soviet Union, our
great space competitor. The concerns of our
fellow human beings during Apollo 13 are evidence that we
can pursue common avenues of international interest
not only in space, but here on Earth."
And so today, as we sit in this place to
honor Neil Armstrong with our words and
prayers, I invite you to imagine in your
eye that peculiar sensation he described
watching this Earth become smaller and smaller.
see the thin strips of green around the oceans
blue, and to remember that all the world's
depend on those strips
and the small patches of
brown that are quickly
now disappearing from your
You can no longer see all that divides us as
a species, only our common fate as those
who call this breathtakingly beautiful, spinning
planet our home.
and I are responsible for our rose.
in quiet-like wonder and fierce
determination, Neil wanted
us to know that.
And to work together, as
we must, to solve
the heartbreaking challenges
the breathtaking possibilities of our species.
But remember, in the words now of the
20th century American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr,
"Remember that nothing worth doing can be
achieved in our lifetime. And therefore, we must be
saved by hope. Nothing which is true, or
beautiful, or good makes complete sense in any
immediate context of history. Therefore, we must
be saved by faith. And nothing we do, however
virtuous, can be accomplished alone. Therefore,
we must be saved by love."
thank you, most merciful God, for the faith,
and love of one Neil Armstrong.
And, as best as we are
able, we commit
ourselves this day to his
inspiring and humble example.
Michael Collins: Bless to us, oh God
moon that is above us. The Earth that
beneath us. The friends who are around us.
image, deep within us.
MC: Creator of the universe, your dominion
extends throughout the immensity of space.
Guide and guard those who seek to fathom
its mysteries. Especially, we thank you this
day for your servant, Neil Armstrong, who with
courage and humility, first set foot upon the moon.
Following his example, save us from arrogance
lest we forget that our achievements are grounded
in you, and by the grace of your Holy Spirit, protect
our travels beyond the reaches of the Earth that we
may glory ever more in the wonder of your creation.
Through Jesus Christ your word, by whom all living things
came to be. Who with you and the Holy Spirit lives
and reigns, one God forever, and ever. Amen.
We pray, most gracious God, for your continued
upon those whose hearts and minds are
until the vision of Earth from the moon as a
Eden becomes more and more a reality.
these, our prayers, we offer in the name of the
of Peace, who taught us to pray.
Our Father, who art in
be thy name. Thy Kingdom
come, thy will
be done on Earth as it
is in Heaven. Give us
this day our daily bread
and forgive us our
trespasses, as we forgive
those who trespass
against us. And lead us
not into temptation, but deliver
us from evil, for thine
is the Kingdom, and the
power, and the glory forever
and ever. Amen.
MEB: Go forth into the
world in peace. Search
the cosmos, it is the Lord's.
And may the God of
all strength nerve you
with the courage of the
astronauts. Behold the
face of Christ in your neighbor.
And the blessing of God,
Father, Son, and
Holy Spirit be upon you,
go before you, and
surround you now and always.