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Thanks everyone. I chose an old testament and new testament passage for the wake and funeral.
Psalms 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15-17
They are all quite beautiful:)
*+Beautiful passages . . . *
:bible1: 1 But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of death shall not touch them. 2 In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: and their departure was taken for misery: 3 And their going away from us, for utter destruction: but they are in peace. 4 And though in the sight of men they suffered torments, their hope is full of immortality. 5 Afflicted in few things, in many they shall be well rewarded: because God **hath tried them, and found them worthy of **himself. 6 As gold in the furnace he hath proved them, and as a victim of a holocaust he hath received them, and in time there shall be respect had to them. 7 The just shall shine, and shall run to and fro like sparks among the reeds. 8 They shall judge nations, and rule over people, and their Lord *shall reign for ever. **- Wisdom 3:1-8*
:bible1: 4 For we are buried together with him by baptism into death; that as Christ **is risen from the dead by the **glory of the Father, so we also may walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection. 6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin may be destroyed, to the end that we may serve sin no longer. 7 For he that is dead is justified from sin. 8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall live also together with Christ: 9 Knowing that Christ rising again from the dead, dieth now no more, death shall no more have dominion over him. 10 For in that he died to sin, he died once; but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God: 11 So do you also reckon, that you are dead to sin, but alive unto God, in Christ Jesus **our **Lord. - Romans 6:4-11
:bible1: 1 A psalm on Solomon. 2 Give to the king thy judgment, O God: and to the king's son thy justice: To judge thy people with justice, and thy poor with judgment. 3 Let the mountains receive peace for the people: and the hills justice. 4 He shall judge the poor of the people, and he shall save the children of the poor: and he shall humble the oppressor. 5 And** he shall continue with the sun, and before the moon, throughout all generations. 6 **He **shall come down like rain upon the fleece; and as showers falling gently upon the earth. ... 15 And **he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Arabia, for him **they shall always adore: they shall bless **him all the day. 16 And there shall be a firmament on the earth on the tops of mountains, above Libanus shall the fruit thereof be exalted: and they of the city shall flourish like the grass of the earth. 17 Let his name be blessed for evermore: his name continueth before the sun. And in him shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed: all nations shall magnify him. - Psalm 71:1-6,15-17
:bible1: 4 Charity :heart: is patient, is kind: charity envieth not, dealeth not perversely; is not puffed up; 5 Is not ambitious, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth with the truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8 Charity :heart: never falleth away: whether prophecies shall be made void, or tongues shall cease, or knowledge shall be destroyed. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But, when I became a man, I put away the things of a child. 12 We see now through a glass in a dark manner; but then face to face. Now I know in part; but then I shall know even as I am known. 13 And now there remain faith, hope, and charity:, these three: but the greatest of these is charity :heart:. - I Corinthians 13:4-13
*Thank you for sharing . . .
God bless . . . *
[RIGHT]. . . all for Jesus+
. . . thank You Blessed Lord Jesus+
. . . thank you Holy Mother Mary+
. . . thank you Holy Mother Church+[/RIGHT]