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beety Sat 13-May-06 19:58:04

of Great Aunt, very religious?

Any suggestions?

Waswondering Sat 13-May-06 20:02:37

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beety Sat 13-May-06 20:25:55

she was trad c of e, never missed a sunday

bloss Sun 14-May-06 00:59:02

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MaryBS Sun 14-May-06 08:42:18

Some of 1 Corinthians Ch 15 is appropriate: verses 35-44?

Also, although not from the Bible:

"Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other
That we are still
Call me by my old familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way you always used
Put no difference into your tone
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes we always enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
Let it be spoken without effort
Without the ghost of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever meant
It is the same as it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity
What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind
Because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you for an interval
Somewhere very near
Just around the corner
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost
One brief moment and all will be as it was before
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!"

By Canon Henry Scott-Holland, 1847-1918, Canon of St Paul's Cathedral

Milliways Mon 22-May-06 21:37:04

I just had to post that I played in the music group at a funeral of an 83 yr old, very devout lady (who was NEVER old) & who requested that she be carried out to the song "You shall go out with joy". It was fab!

She thankfully died after a very short illness & previously had let everyone know her fav songs - all upbeat.

I have never enjoyed funeral music so much!

dewmeadow Mon 22-May-06 21:47:57

How about "In Paridisum"from either Faure's or Durefle's Requiems - beautiful, peaceful, like angels

MaryBS Tue 23-May-06 06:44:14

I don't know the other one, but Faure's requiem is lovely!

Xavielli Tue 23-May-06 09:49:39

I'd have the hymn "Oh Lord my god, When I in awesome wonder" just for an excuse to sing it!

MaryBS Tue 23-May-06 12:13:05

I love that hymn too - now you've set me off, can't really sing it at work.....

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