When You Leave This Earth
Instrumentation: SATB choir, organ
When You Leave This Earth was composed in honor of my brother Bob Millikan (1957-2012). The author of the text is unknown but has been attributed to St. Francis of Assisi.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received – but only what you have given: a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage.