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Alex Simpson on funerals: "An hour is plenty enough for any man."

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.

Songs:

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)

Scripture

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.

John 10:10, 15:1-5, 17:20-21 (Its all good)
1 Peter 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.
Matt 7:12 - Shows us that righteousness comes from love. Everything about God is love
Ps 118 - Praise and theology intermixed

At the end, a video of John Wayne saying, "Let's go, we're burin' daylight!"