Rising Again (A Funeral Hymn)

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An acknowledgement of the loss of a loved one, a reminder of baptism (a first death and a new life), a joyous remembrance and a conquering of our second death through a resurrection faith.

Price:  $5.00 (USD)

Photograph:  Carrol, for whom the tune is named, is shown playing the piano for a youth group meeting.

Music and Score Samples:

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Biblical sources: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8; John 3:13-16, Romans 8:26-39

Tune name: CARROL

Meter: (LM)

Hymn content:  4 verses

Hymn arrangement:  SATB, organ or piano

Sample text:  Verses 1 and 2

Verse 1  (Acknowledging the loss and our grief)
We have lost one whom we have loved.
What comfort comes?  What words can move?
Our hearts are crushed; we cry with pain.
What does faith say?  Can loss be gain?

 Verse 2 (Baptism: our first death and rising in new life)
Remember first our baptismal day.
Remember, too,  for what we prayed.
With water’s flow, we died to sin.
We gained God’s gift, new life begins.

Key words:  Resurrection, baptism, funerals, memorial services, Christian education, discipleship, faith, hope, love, grief
Collection(s):  Special Services
©Copyright 2013, 2016 by Charles R. Kniker and Lynn J. Zeigler. Not to be copied or distributed without written permission.

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