A Good Obituary
A funeral obituary is helpful before writing an obituary. What does the obituary format contain? A funeral obituary is not a necessity but below outlines some reasons why you may want to write one: A funeral obituary is often seen as an invitation to the upcoming funeral or memorial service. You can note the location, […]
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Words: Un­known au­thor. Music: Closer Walk, tra­di­tion­al folk song. I am weak, but Thou art strong; Jesus, keep me from all wrong; I’ll be satisfied as long As I walk, let me walk close to Thee. Refrain Just a closer walk with Thee, Grant it, Jesus, is my plea, Daily walking close to Thee, Let it be, […]
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Words: Au­gus­tus M. Top­la­dy, 1776. Music: Toplady, Thom­as Hast­ings, 1830. Al­ter­nate tunes: Cuyler, J. Hy­att Brew­er (1851-1931) Redhead, Ri­chard Red­head, 1853 Sir Will­iam Hen­ry Wills, in a let­ter to Dean Le­froy, pub­lished in the [Lon­don] Times in June, 1898, says ‘Top­la­dy was one day over­tak­en by a thun­der­storm in Bur­ring­ton Coombe, on the edge of my prop­er­ty, Blag­don, a rocky glen run­ning up […]
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Words: Hen­ry Vaugh­an, Si­lex Scin­til­lans, or Sac­red Po­ems, 1650. Music: Vul­pi­us, Mel­chi­or Vul­pi­us, Ein Schön Geist­lich Ge­sang­buch (Je­na, Ger­ma­ny: 1609). My soul, there is a country, Afar beyond the stars, Where stands a wingèd sentry, All skillful in the wars. There, above noise and danger, Sweet Peace sits crowned with smiles, And One born in a manger Commands the beauteous files. […]
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Words: James Montgomery, Poet’s Port­fo­lio, 1835. Music: Terra Be­a­ta, tra­di­tion­al Eng­lish mel­o­dy, ar­ranged by Frank­lin L. Shep­pard in his Al­le­lu­ia, 1915. Al­ter­nate tune: Nearer Home, Isaac B. Wood­bu­ry, 1852; har­mo­ny by Ar­thur S. Sul­li­van, 1874 “Forever with the Lord!” Amen, so let it be! Life from His death is in that word ’Tis immortality. Here in the body pent, Absent from Him I […]
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Words: Ka­tha­ri­na A. von Schle­gel, in Neue Samm­lung Geist­lich­er Lied­er, 1752 (Stille, meine Wille, dein Je­sus hilft sie­gen); trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Jane L. Borth­wick in Hymns from the Land of Lu­ther, 1855. Music: Fin­land­ia, Jean Si­bel­i­us, 1899. Al­ter­nate tune: Unde et Memores, Will­iam H. Monk, 1875  This hymn was re­port­ed­ly the fav­or­ite of Er­ic Lid­dell, the ath­lete who be­came […]
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Words: Will­iam C. Dix, Al­tar Songs, Vers­es on the Ho­ly Eu­cha­rist, 1867. Music: Hyfrydol, Row­land H. Pri­chard, 1830. Al­ter­nate tunes: Adoration (Lu­ard-Sel­by), Ber­tram Lu­ard-Sel­by, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1904 Alleluia (Wes­ley), Sam­u­el S.Wes­ley, in the Eu­ro­pe­an Psalm­ist, 1872  Alleluia! sing to Jesus! His the scepter, His the throne. Alleluia! His the triumph, His the victory alone. Hark! the songs of peaceful Zion […]
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Words: John El­ler­ton, A Li­tur­gy for Mis­sion­a­ry Meet­ings, 1870. Queen Vic­tor­ia chose this hymn to be sung at the 60th an­ni­vers­a­ry of her reign in 1897; it was al­so sung at the cer­e­mo­ny when Bri­tain re­turned con­trol of Hong Kong to Chi­na in 1997. Music: St. Cle­ment, Cle­ment C. Schole­field, writ­ten for this text, and ap­pear­ing in Church Hymns with […]
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