"In My Time of Dying" is the last song Chris Cornell sang, the lyrics have fans in tears

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As fans are processing the shocking passing of legendary rocker Chris Cornell, many are looking at his final performance for some clues into his death. 

Cornell died after Soundgarden's concert in Detroit on Wednesday night. The singer was found dead in his hotel room following the sold-out show. 

The last song Cornell performed with the band was "Slaves & Bulldozers." But considering this version also included a refrain from Led Zeppelin's "In My Time of Dying," the lyrics are even more poignant following the news of Cornell's death.

Here are the lyrics to "In My Time of Dying":

In my time of dying
I want nobody to mourn
All I want for you to do
Is take my body home
Well, well, well
So I can die easy
Well, well, well
So I can die easy
Jesus, going to make up
You know
Jesus going to make up
Jesus going to make up my dying bed
Meet me, Jesus, meet me
Meet me in the middle of the air
If my wings should fail me, Lord
O' please meet me with another pair
Well, well, well
So I can die easy
Oh, oh
Well, well, well
So I can die easy
Jesus, going to make up
Somebody, somebody
Oh, oh
Jesus going to make up
Jesus going to make up my dying bed
Oh, Saint Peter, at the gates of heaven
Won't you let me in
I never did no harm
I never did no wrong
Oh, Gabriel, let me blow your horn
Let me blow your horn
Oh, I never did, did no harm
Did no harm
I've only been this young once
I never thought I'd do anybody no wrong
No, not once
Oh, I did somebody some good
Somebody some good
Oh, did somebody some good
I must have did somebody some good
Oh, I believe I did
I see the smiling faces
I know I must have left some traces
And I see them in the streets
And I see them in the field
And I hear them shouting under my feet
And I know it's got to be real
Oh, Lord, deliver me
All the wrong I've done
You can deliver me, Lord
I only wanted to have some fun
Hear the angels marching, hear them marching, hear them marching
Hear them marching, the' marching
Oh my Jesus ...
Oh, don't you make it my dying, dying, dying...


Cornell leaves behind his wife, Vicky Karayiannis and their two children together. 

Fans are reacting to the final performance on Twitter with shock and heartbreak:

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Jordan Appugliesi

Jordan is a part-time arts and entertainment writer based in Toronto.

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