Scripture Readings for Funeral and Memorial Services

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Scripture Readings for Funeral and Memorial Services

Scripture Readings for Funeral and Memorial Services

This list merely offers suggestions and is not intended to be exhaustive.

Old Testament
Job 19:23-27
Isaiah 40:1-11, 28-31
Isaiah 40:28-31
Isaiah 65:17
Psalm 23
Psalm 46:1-5, 10-11
Psalm 90:1-10, 12
Psalm 121
Psalm 130
Psalm 139:1-12

Epistle Lessons
Romans 8:14-23, 31-39
Romans 14:7-9, 10b-12
1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 35-38, 42-44, 50, 53-58
2 Corinthians 4:16-5:1
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Revelation 21:1-4, 22-25, 22:3-5
Revelation 22:1-5

Gospels
Matthew 5:1-12a
Luke 23:33, 39-43
John 11:17-27
John 14:1-6, 25-27

Hymns
Our God, Our Help in Ages Past
A Mighty Fortress is Our God
Amazing Grace
How Firm a Foundation
Abide With Me
Be Thou My Vision
Give Thanks for Life
O Lord of Life, Where’er They Be
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Now Thank Thee All Our God
The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want
The King of Love My Shepherd Is
My Shepherd Will Supply My Needs
For All the Saints Who From Their Labors Rest