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Thread #123715   Message #3634899
Posted By: GUEST,phil cooper on spouse's laptop
20-Jun-14 - 08:27 AM
Thread Name: What Song for Your Funeral?
Subject: RE: What Song for Your Funeral?
I saw this thread refreshed. I had an older brother pass away in 2011. Susan and I helped pick out songs to sing for a memorial. It turns out I got to sing a lot of songs I wouldn't mind being sung at my memorial. We did wind up singing Dave Carter's When I Go, also his song Gentle Soldier of my Soul. I found Chris Smithers' song Lay the Old Man Down. We also got the four members of the Bittersweet Christmas Band to sing David Francey's Saints and Sinners. The service was more musical than many, as you might suppose. It also didn't necessarily please some of my fundamentalist relatives. However my brother was agnostic and his daughter wanted a memorial that was true to who her dad was.