Humanist Funeral Ceremonies
Humanist Funeral Ceremonies Information
There is an increasing demand for non-religious funeral ceremonies.
Jennifer Sturgeon 02870354287; 07818036404; firstname.lastname@example.org
All are subject to availability
Funeral Music: The Top Ten (alphabetical)
J.S. Bach: Air from Suite No 3 in D
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto Adagio
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defunte
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Funeral Songs: The Top Twenty (Co-Op list, 2012)
1. Frank Sinatra – 'My Way'
What is Success?
"To laugh often and love much, to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exaltation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; this is to have succeeded" – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there – I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awake in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not here – I did not die.
Mary Elizabeth Frye
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.
Christina Georgina Rossetti
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