Funerals and Memorial Services

Scripture Readings and Hymns Appropriate for the Burial of the Dead:

First Lesson

  • Job 19:23-27a
  • Isaiah 25:6-9
  • Isaiah 61:1-3
  • Lamentations 3:22-26, 31-33

Psalms

  • Psalm 23
  • Psalm 42:1-7
  • Psalm 46:1-7
  • Psalm 90
  • Psalm 91
  • Psalm 121
  • Psalm 143

Second Lesson

  • Romans 5:1-11
  • Romans 5:17-21
  • Romans 8:31-35, 37-39
  • 1 Corinthians 15:12-26
  • 1 Peter 1:3-9
  • 1 John 3:1-2
  • Revelation 7:9-17
  • Revelation 21:2-7

Gospel Lesson

  • Matthew 11:25-30
  • Matthew 25:1-13
  • Luke 12:35-40
  • John 5:24-29
  • John 6:37-40
  • John 11:21-27
  • John 14:1-6

Hymns – Evangelical Lutheran Worship

  • 257 Oh, Come, Oh, Come Emmanuel
  • 327 Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow
  • 367 Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds
  • 376 Thine is the Glory
  • 379 Now the Green Blade Rises
  • 380 Hallelujah! Jesus Lives!
  • 414 Holy God, We Praise Your Name
  • 425 Who Is This Host Arrayed in White
  • 502 The King of Love My Shepherd Is
  • 504 A Mighty Fortress
  • 534 Savior, Again to Your Dear Name
  • 547 Sent Forth by God’s Blessing
  • 574 I, the Lord of Sea and Sky
  • 596 My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less
  • 618 Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer
  • 619 I Know that My Redeemer Lives!
  • 624 Jesus, Still Lead On
  • 628 Jerusalem, My Happy Home
  • 629 Abide with Me
  • 630 In Heaven Above
  • 631 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
  • 632 O God, Our Help in Ages Past
  • 643 Go, My Children, with My Blessing
  • 654 The Church’s One Foundation
  • 658 O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
  • 729 The Church of Christ, in Every Age
  • 731 Earth and All Stars
  • 733 Great Is Thy Faithfulness
  • 756 Eternal Father, Strong to Save
  • 767 Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me
  • 775 Jesus, Priceless Treasure
  • 778 The Lord’s My Shepherd
  • 781 Children of the Heavenly Father
  • 787 You Who Dwell in the Shelter of the Lord
  • 820 O Savior, Precious Savior
  • 826 Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise
  • 831 The God of Abraham Praise
  • 834 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
  • 838 Beautiful Savior
  • 839 Now Thank We All Our God
  • 854 Blessing and Honor
  • 855 Crown Him with Many Crowns
  • 858 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty