Funerals

Readings and Hymns for Funeral Services

 

Name of Reader­­­­­­­­­­­(s) _______________________________________________________

Scripture Readings

OLD TESTAMENT

Ecclesiastes 3:1-15   For everything there is a season

Isaiah 9025:6-9   God will swallow up death forever

Isaiah 40:1-11, 28-31   Comfort, O comfort my people

Isaiah 43:1-3a, 19-19, 25   I am about to do a new thing

Isaiah 54:10   My steadfast love shall not depart from you

Isaiah 55:1-3, 6-13   Everyone who thirst, come to the water

Isaiah 65:17-20, 23-25   A new heaven and a new earth

Isaiah 66:10-14   As a mother comforts her child

Jeremiah 31:8-13   I will turn their mourning into joy

Lamentations 3:22-26, 31-33   The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases

 

PSALM

Psalm 25:1-10   To you I lift up my soul

Psalm 27   The Lord is my light and salvation

Psalm 42:1-7   As a deer longs for flowing streams

Psalm 46:1-7   God is our refuge and strength

Psalm 63   Eagerly I seek you

Psalm 84   How dear to me is your dwelling place

Psalm 90   You have been our refuge

Psalm 116   You have rescued my life from death

Psalm 121  I lift up my eyes to the hills

From In Sure and Certain Hope:  A Funeral Sourcebook. Copyright 2017 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved.

Psalm 122   Let us go to the house of the Lord

Psalm 130   Out of the depth I cry to you

Psalm 139:7-12   The gracious omnipresence of the Lord

Psalm 142:1-6   I cry to the Lord with my voice

Psalm 143   Hear my prayer, O Lord

 

NEW TESTAMENT

Romans 5:1-11   Peace with God through Jesus Christ

Romans 6:3-9   Baptized into Jesus’ death and resurrection

Romans  8:14-23   We groan while we wait for the redemption of our bodies

Romans 8:31-35, 37-39   Who will separate us from the love of Christ

Romans 14:7-12   Whether alive or dead, we belong to the Lord

1 Corinthians 15:51-57   Death is swallowed up in victory

2 Corinthians 4:7-18   We have this treasure in clay jars

2 Corinthians 4:15-5:1   What is seen is transitory; what is unseen is eternal

2 Corinthians 5:1, 6-10   We have an everlasting home in heaven

Philippians 3:20-21  Jesus will transfigure our bodies to be like his glorious body

Hebrews 12:1-2   Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses

1 Peter 1:3-9   A living hope through Jesus’ resurrection

1 John 3:1-2   We will see God as God really is

Revelation 7:9-17   God will wipe away every tear

Revelation 21:2-7   I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem

Revelation 22:1-14   The Lord God will be their light

 

GOSPEL

Matthew 5:1-10   Blessed are those who mourn

Matthew 11:25-30   Come to me, all you who are weary

From In Sure and Certain Hope:  A Funeral Sourcebook. Copyright 2017 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved.

 

Luke 23:33, 39-43  Today you will be with me in paradise

Mark 16:1-7   The resurrection of Christ

Luke 24:1-9, 36-43   The resurrection of Christ

John 1:1-5, 9-14   The light shines in the darkness

John 6:37-40   I will raise them up on the last day

John 6:51-58   All who eat this bread will live forever; I will raise them up on the last day

John 10:11-16   I am the good shepherd

John 11:21-27  I am the resurrection and the live

John 14:1-6  In my Father’s house are many rooms

John 14:25-27   Peace I leave with you

 

HYMNS

629 Abide with Me

779 Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound

838 Beautiful Savior

656 Blest Be the Tie That Binds

732 Borning Cry

781 Children of the Heavenly Father

790 Day by Day

427 For All Your Saints, O Lord

879 For the Beauty of the Earth

770 Give Me Jesus

543 Go, My Children, with My Blessing

413 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!

856 How Great Thou Art

From In Sure and Certain Hope:  A Funeral Sourcebook. Copyright 2017 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved.

 

619 I Know That My Redeemer Lives!

815 I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

628 Jerusalem, My Happy Home

595 Jesus Loves Me

697 Just a Closer Walk with Thee

592 Just as I am, without One Plea

660 Lift High the Cross

765 Lord of All Hopefulness

631 Love Divine, all Loves Excelling

596, 597 My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less

763 My Life Flows On in Endless Song

632 O God, Our Help in Ages Past

787 On Eagle’s Wings

773 Precious Lord, Take My Hand

423 Shall We Gather at the River

502 The King of Love My Shepherd Is

613 Thy Holy Wings

666 What Wondrous Love Is This

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From In Sure and Certain Hope:  A Funeral Sourcebook. Copyright 2017 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved.