About My FuneralAlex Simpson on funerals: "An hour is plenty enough for any man."
I subscribe to this wholeheartedly.
The Bible on funerals: "Ecc 7:2 It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart." This why I say I'd rather go to a funeral than a wedding.
Also because the day of a man's funeral, is when everyone will speak only good about him.
Why Me Lord by Kris Kirstoferson
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Without the right man on our side, our striving would be loosing)
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Maybe have George Beverly Shea sing How Great Thou Art (I remember sitting in Sunday School when I was a boy singing that song. The teacher held a poster sized song book that we sang from - state of the art for 1960s)
Gone Home, by Ricky Skaggs.
My theme song has become, This World Is Not My Home.
Any gospel music by Rick Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, or by Doyle Lawson.
Any gospel music by the Sons of the San Joaquin.
I really like Homeward Bound by R.W. Hampton
My mom had one of the most beautiful funerals I've ever attended. She insisted that there would be no eulogy, just scripture reading. The minister fulfilled her wishes and it was a very touching funeral. If it was good enough for mom, it's good enough for me..
John 10:10, 15:1-5, 17:20-21 (Its all good)
4:7&8 - Very important message to the church.
Ec 2:24 - I don't believe in TGIF and neither did Solomon.
Ezek 16 - Beautiful illustration of the glorious gospel. I've said it over and over, "Mark's favorite chapter in the Bible".
John chapter 21 - "Mark's favorite chapter in the New Testament."
Matt 7:12 - Shows us that righteousness comes from love. Everything about God is love. Love for dummies.
Ps 118 - Praise and theology intermixed
At the end, a video of John Wayne saying, "Let's go, we're burin' daylight!"