Recommended Reading Selections for Funeral Services

By: Ian Elliott
Saturday, August 5, 2017

One of the aspects that must be decided on when you are planning a funeral, whether you are pre-planning your own funeral or you are planning the funeral of a loved one, are the reading selections that will be used during the funeral services. There are several different readings that have been used for years that people can choose from. For those who are at a loss as to what reading to use for A funeral, here are a few of the more popular options that are out there!

For those who are looking for poems or verses that are popular, these are some to consider:

  1. All is Well by Henry Scott Holland
     
  2. Remember Me by David Harkins
     
  3. A Life that Matters by Unknown Author
     
  4. Farewell My Friends by Gitanjali
     
  5. Gone Too Soon – Author Unknown
     
  6. We Must Now Weep At An End by David Burrows
     
  7. Excerpts from the Tempest by William Shakespeare
     
  8. Farewell by Rabindranath Tagore

For those who want to go with religious readings, they are going to find that these are some of the more popular Bible verses that are used:

  1. 2 Corinthians 5:1
     
  2. 1 Corinthians 15: 50-57
     
  3. John 11: 25
     
  4. Wisdom 3: 1-6, 9
     
  5. Isaiah 43: 1-7

For those who have people at the funeral read these, they are going to find that this person may have a preference for what they are reading. Many preachers and priests who speak at funerals are going to have an opinion as to what they are reading if they knew the person. This can be a great help for you, since you may be overwhelmed with other decisions that are being made at the time.

We can offer our assistance here at Arbutus Funeral Services when you are planning a funeral. We have years of experience behind us that can allow you to get some selections to read that are going to be fitting.

 

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