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Funerals - Readings

Some suggested Bible Readings for Funerals:

OLD TESTAMENT    
     
Psalm 23    The Lord is my shepherd
Psalm 46   God is our refuge and strength
Psalm 90   Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations
Psalm 121   I lift up my eyes to the hills
Psalm 130   Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord
Psalm 139: 1 - 18   O Lord, you have searched me and known me
Isaiah 25: 6a, 7 - 9   The Lord will wipe tears from all faces
Isaiah 46: 3 - 4    Even to your old age I am he
Isaiah 61: 1 - 3    A garland instead of ashes

Lamentations 3: 22-26, 31-33

  The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases
     
NEW TESTAMENT    
Matthew 11: 25 - 30   Come to me all who labour and carry heavy burdens
Mark 5: 21 - 24, 35 - 42a    Jairus'daughter
Mark 10: 13 - 16   The kingdom of God belongs to such as these
John 5: 21 - 25   The dead will hear the voice of the Son of God
John 6: 37 - 40   I will raise them up on the last day
John 14: 1 - 6 (7 - 9)   I am preparing a place for you
John 19: 25 - 30   This is your son; this is your mother
Romans 6: 3 - 8   If we have been united with Christ in a death like his
Romans 8: 31b - 35, 37 - 39   Nothing is able to separate us from the love of God
1 Corinthians 15: 20-22, 51-58   The spiritual body
2 Corinthians 4: 13 - 1   The one who raised Jesus from the dead will raise us
1 Peter 1: 3 - 9   A new birth into a living hope
Revelation 7: 9 - 17   The song of the martyrs
Revelation 21: 1 - 7   Death will be no more