Sunday, November 30, 2008

Funeral

Bear's funeral will be on Friday, December 5th.

I need some songs for the funeral and would love to hear your suggestions.

8 comments:

Dawn said...

Tear in Heaven I had played at my Husband funeral and if there is any song that that you and B like to listen to have palyed also I don't if that will help you or not
Dawn

Joc(e) said...

(((HUGS))) Here is a page with a great list of songs and ideas: http://www.heavenlywhitedoves.net/funeral_songs.html

I am going to look through my music collection and see if I can find anything else for you. BTW...even though I'm not a religious person, the song "Amazing Grace", especially played by bagpipes (my mother's parents were from Scotland), is one song I would always love to hear or have played for someone at a funeral.

Ingrid said...

I have been following your blog and still can not believe that your Bear has passed away.
I hope you know that there are many that are praying and sending you (((hugs)))

I love the song "On Eagles Wings"
the lyrics below...
You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,
Who abide in His shadow for life,
Say to the Lord, "My Refuge,
My Rock in Whom I trust."

And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.
The snare of the fowler will never capture you,
And famine will bring you no fear;
Under His Wings your refuge,
His faithfulness your shield.

And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.
You need not fear the terror of the night,
Nor the arrow that flies by day,
Though thousands fall about you,
Near you it shall not come.

And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.
For to His angels He's given a command,
To guard you in all of your ways,
Upon their hands they will bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.

And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.

other than that, I'd say Ava Maria. We played that at my dad's funeral.
ingrid

Jo said...

Hugs Ter. I can't think of any songs off the top of my head. I'm sorry.

Sarah C. said...

The first song that comes to mind is Brad Paisley's "When I Get Where I'm Going." The video is on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6Zfx5qra_g).

When I get where I'm going
on the far side of the sky.
The first thing that I'm gonna do
Is spread my wings and fly.

I'm gonna land beside a lion,
and run my fingers through his mane.
Or I might find out what it's like
To ride a drop of rain

(Chorus:)
Yeah when I get where I'm going,
there'll be only happy tears.
I will shed the sins and struggles,
I have carried all these years.
And I'll leave my heart wide open,
I will love and have no fear.
Yeah when I get where I'm going,
Don't cry for me down here.

I'm gonna walk with my grandaddy,
and he'll match me step for step,
and I'll tell him how I missed him,
every minute since he left.
Then I'll hug his neck.

(Chorus)

So much pain and so much darkness,
in this world we stumble through.
All these questions, I can't answer,
so much work to do.

But when I get where I'm going,
and I see my Maker's face.
I'll stand forever in the light,
of His amazing grace.
Yeah when I get where I'm going,
Yeah when I get where I'm going,
there'll be only happy tears.
Hallelujah!
I will love and have no fear.
When I get where I'm going.
Yeah when I get where I'm going.

Amber said...

Go Rest High on that Mountain.

Mom 4 Life said...

Many of the songs on my blog's playlist are ones that meant a lot to me when Saywer died: http://www.blog.mom4life.com/

Donna said...

I just found your blog - I'm so sorry.

Here are some song suggestions that we used for our daughter's funeral...

Don't Want to Get Adjusted - Iris Dement

I'll Fly Away - Allison Krauss & Gillian Welch

Blessed Assurance - Iris Dement

Glad Reunion Day - Iris Dement

Farther Along - Dolly Parton &Emmy Lou Harris