Maybe it's because I work in long term care and see so many people die. Maybe it's because I want to control everything to the very end. Whatever the reason I've picked out the hymns and verses to be read at my funereal. I found a really cool website that you clicked on what you want and at the end it prints it out for you. I copied down all the hymns and passages and then found out which ones I wanted at my funeral.
I do not want amazing grace.
I do not want the 23 Psalm.
I have made that very clear to my husband. I just feel they are over-used.
I had a hard time picking an old testament reading. There were so many good ones to choose.
And I left instructions for the priest to do all the talking. I don't want family members up in the church saying stuff.
The one hymn I knew for sure before I started all this was that when I leave the church they will play Ave Maria. It's my favourite. I saw a bunch of priests singing it on EWTN last month and it made me cry. It's such a beautiful song and they did a great job singing it.