Salon Geek
                 

Chit Chat General chit chat and off topic posts. Please post non industry related topics here.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  (#1) Old
Real geeky
 
Curzy's Avatar
Curzy is a donkey on the edge
Posts: 289
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Romford
Rolleyes Hymns/songs for my nans funeral - 14-10-05, 06:19 PM

My nan passed away on Wednesday afternoon. She was 86 year old.

We are currently arranging her funeral but are really stuck for hymns or songs to sing at her funeral.

She never had any particular interest but loved going out to her OAP clubs before she got ill a few years ago.

Does anyone know of any nice hymns which we could sing at her funeral. I dont want anything to down beat and a lot of hymns I have found on the internet have very sollem words. I would like something more on the positive side.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
Reply With Quote
  (#2) Old
CND Grand Master Geek!!!
 
kateyork1's Avatar
kateyork1 has finally found someone they can love - a good, clean love... without utensilskateyork1 has finally found someone they can love - a good, clean love... without utensilskateyork1 has finally found someone they can love - a good, clean love... without utensilskateyork1 has finally found someone they can love - a good, clean love... without utensils
Posts: 1,793
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: York, North Yorkshire, UK
14-10-05, 06:35 PM

My grandad's fave was the lord's my shepherd - we sang that at his babes he would have been 85 this year. HTH's
Reply With Quote
  (#3) Old
Grand Geek
 
Sassy Hassy's Avatar
Sassy Hassy says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketSassy Hassy says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketSassy Hassy says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketSassy Hassy says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketSassy Hassy says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketSassy Hassy says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketSassy Hassy says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketSassy Hassy says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketSassy Hassy says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketSassy Hassy says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketSassy Hassy says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket
Posts: 13,110
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Eire
14-10-05, 06:36 PM

Well you need hymns that are really well known otherwise you'll have an embarrassing mumbling session. The vicar should be able to give you some ideas. The Lord's My Shpeherd is well known. I love Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, it was my school hymn and holds many memories for me. The best well known one is Jerusalem, but not sure if it's okay for a funeral.
Reply With Quote
  (#4) Old
Grand Geek
 
*JOANNE*'s Avatar
*JOANNE* says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket*JOANNE* says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket*JOANNE* says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket*JOANNE* says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket*JOANNE* says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket*JOANNE* says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket*JOANNE* says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket*JOANNE* says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket*JOANNE* says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket*JOANNE* says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket*JOANNE* says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket
Posts: 6,487
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: merseyside
14-10-05, 06:47 PM

morning has broken.
that is more of an upbeat one
or eternal father strong to save
o god our help in ages past
make me a channel of your peace.
there the hymns we had at my mums funeral
and not a hymn but said everything was "days" we had it by the kinks but kirsty macoll sung it too.
"thank you for the days, those endless days those sacred days you gave me,
i'm thinking of the days i wont forget a single day believe me, i bless the light , i bless the light that shines on you believe me. days i remember all my life days when you cant see wrong from right.you took my heart and then i knew that pretty soon you'de leave me"....its a lovely song and not a depressing song...if you can get hold of it listen to it its alovely song....
sorry getting all mordlin now but hope it gives you some ideas
Reply With Quote
  (#5) Old
dee Offline
supernatural geek
 
dee's Avatar
dee is Bond, James Bond!dee is Bond, James Bond!dee is Bond, James Bond!dee is Bond, James Bond!dee is Bond, James Bond!dee is Bond, James Bond!dee is Bond, James Bond!dee is Bond, James Bond!dee is Bond, James Bond!dee is Bond, James Bond!dee is Bond, James Bond!
Posts: 5,583
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: cambridge,ON canada .. but originally from uk , lol
14-10-05, 06:51 PM

we had neilsons 'without you' at my mums funeral, coz it was one of her favourite songs, i think its nice to have songs that the person liked, mind you i do think it makes you cry more (i could start just thinking about it )i am useless with hymn so cant help there, hth
sending you big hugs , i know what an horrendus time it is , lots of love dee xxxx
Reply With Quote
  (#6) Old
Grand Geek
 
scattyfox's Avatar
scattyfox is the Son of Jorellescattyfox is the Son of Jorellescattyfox is the Son of Jorellescattyfox is the Son of Jorellescattyfox is the Son of Jorellescattyfox is the Son of Jorellescattyfox is the Son of Jorellescattyfox is the Son of Jorellescattyfox is the Son of Jorelle
Posts: 5,170
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Rayleigh, Essex
14-10-05, 06:53 PM

Morning has broken or amazing grace, the lords my shepherd or jerasulem are all well known hymns. I think nowdays though you can have any type of music, did your nan have a favourite that she used to dance to maybe a nice waltz or something.

Sorry to hear she passed away nicky keep your chin up girl be thinking of you babes.
x

Last edited by scattyfox; 14-10-05 at 07:25 PM.
Reply With Quote
  (#7) Old
Geek
 
Newgirl's Avatar
Newgirls head weighs 8lbs
Posts: 109
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Manchester
14-10-05, 07:02 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by scattyfox
Morning has broken or amazing grace, the lors my shpherd or jerasulem are all well kown hymns. I think nowdays though you can have any type of msic, did your nan ahve a favourite that she used to dance to maybe a nice walts or something.

Sorry to hear she passed away nicky keep your chin up girl be thinking of you babes.
x

Sorry to hear your nan passed away .
I like..... 'Make me a chanel of thy peace' not sure if that is the correct title! but it is a beautiful hymn.

With Love
Reply With Quote
  (#8) Old
Massively geeky
cuticles is carrying over $6 in change
Posts: 602
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Oxfordshire
14-10-05, 07:11 PM

Make me a channel of my peace was a favourite of my mum's too so we had this when my dad died. 6 months later when my sister was getting married, my mum suggested this as one of her wedding hymms and couldn't understand why my sister started crying!!! There is a lovely recording with Sinaed O'Connor.

Cathy
Reply With Quote
  (#9) Old
theHOTWAXroom
 
Jen Smith's Avatar
Jen Smith says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketJen Smith says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketJen Smith says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketJen Smith says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketJen Smith says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketJen Smith says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketJen Smith says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketJen Smith says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketJen Smith says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketJen Smith says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketJen Smith says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket
Posts: 5,058
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: West Yorkshire
14-10-05, 07:23 PM

The Lords My Shepherd is my all time favorite, we had this at my step fathers funeral and at my wedding... when ever I hear it I end up with tears streaming ... brings back lots of sad and very happy memories all rolled into one.

Sorry to hear about your Gran passing away Nicky .... My sympathies to you and your family hun.
Reply With Quote
  (#10) Old
gona be slim geek
 
kittenclaws's Avatar
And in the morning, kittenclaws's making waffles!And in the morning, kittenclaws's making waffles!And in the morning, kittenclaws's making waffles!And in the morning, kittenclaws's making waffles!
Posts: 2,604
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: stevenage herts
14-10-05, 07:46 PM

i had this hymn at my wedding and it was lovely,
sorry i cant think of any hymn's but im thinking of you and your family hun
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newgirl
Sorry to hear your nan passed away .
I like..... 'Make me a chanel of thy peace' not sure if that is the correct title! but it is a beautiful hymn.

With Love
Reply With Quote
  (#11) Old
Geeklin
Lianas head weighs 8lbs
Posts: 33
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mitcham
14-10-05, 08:04 PM

So sorry to hear your nan has died. I don't know of any appropriate songs as I have only been to one funeral and that was in my early teens. Sincerest sympathy for you and your family.

Li.x
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





© 1997-2014 Sweet Squared LLP