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Planning a Christian funeral or memorial service for a loved one isn't easy. The part of you that rejoices over their homecoming in Heaven often wars with the part of you that wanted your loved one to stay here for many more years to come. The music you select for the funeral service or memorial will often offer comfort to those attending the service for years to come. The strains of the music they heard as they said goodbye will bring back the memories of their loved ones' life and passing.

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April 10, 2007 at 3:05 pm
(1) Candace says:

My favorite is the old Terry Taylor song Built for Glory especially as done by Lost Dogs

Built For Glory, Made to Last
from the album “Scenic Routes”
(Music and lyrics by Terry Taylor)
I found an old man lying on the street
thought I’d do my good deed
I wrapped my coat around him
and gave him food to eat
With labored breath he struggled
but his eyes held heaven’s light
He whispered ‘Young man don’t feel bad for me,
it will all work out alright’

I was built for glory
I was made to last
God formed these feet to walk golden streets
when this hard life is past
Say “he’s doin’ well on the
other side” If anybody asks
say I was built for glory
I was made to last

He said I’ve been a Texas ranger
and I’ve been a railroad man
Lost two sons to consumption
Lost my money in a get rich scam
Buried my wife fifteen years ago
that’s when I took to the road
I’m too crippled now to walk again
but I’ll walk those streets of gold


I asked “What’s your name?”
He shook his head, said “It don’t really matter
I’m just another poor soul out on the street
whose rewards in the great hereafter
and Jesus been a friend of mine
when all others passed me by
but He led you here so I could say
these words before I die” yeah


The old man held me by the hand
and sighed his final breath
Now his spirit is in heaven
while his body is at rest
Today I’m makin it my mission
to help others understand
We’re all fish out of water
Strangers in a foreign land

We were built for glory
We were made to last
God formed our feet to walk golden streets
when this hard life is past
It’s time to make your peace with God
cause this life’s over fast
and we were built for glory
We were made to last

April 10, 2007 at 3:23 pm
(2) Joyce says:

I’ve let my friends and family know what songs I prefer when “that day” comes. That way, they won’t have to guess. As I “outlive” some of my favorites (LOL), I’ll change the list. At the top of the list is “Lifesong,” and I don’t think that will ever change.

April 10, 2007 at 3:51 pm
(3) JoAnn says:

“I Can Only Imagine” has to be the best song played or recited as a poem at a memorial service. The person that has passed soesn’t need to imagine what heaven will be like – they are already there!

April 11, 2007 at 1:06 am
(4) Jo DeSantis Winter/Goldstein says:

I have been in the pro life work for over three decades. We are not closer to reversing Roe vs Wade..because unconcern and apathy are like deseases almost akin to stupidity and ignorance.
I think protestants wont go near the pro life issue because it might risk their non profit status..and also it is thought of as a Catholic issue. So much for bigotry and prejudice right? So I called a “collect money for Jews” tonight and told him I am confused because in NY the abortion industry was begun by Jews male and females..so many we know now in Holllywood are liberals and pro abortion. This is the new holocaust. Children..all of whom GOD knows and loved. We stood by and let “them” kill them. How sad.

January 12, 2009 at 6:19 am
(5) Elia Martinez says:

send me the songs for funerals

something like CHANTILLY

April 29, 2009 at 4:49 pm
(6) James says:

does anyone know the name of the song or the artist who sings the song. When they play my final song dont cry for me. Dont cry for me i’m in a better place

January 1, 2010 at 3:45 pm
(7) Nancy says:

Does anyone know the name of a song that describes going to Heaven with an angel who takes you to a room and he says to wait for Him. Then Jesus comes into the room and he falls to his knees…

May 14, 2010 at 12:25 pm
(8) Isham says:

Dont cry for me iím in a better place:
Artist :Renee Martin

November 28, 2013 at 2:43 am
(9) Casey says:

I had never heard this song before my mother passed by the Crabb Family “Through The Fire” not just to help for grief but also a reminder he never promised it would be easy. He gives us the strength we need.. Now 5 years later I stare the same illness as I watch my older brother suffer yet he does not complain and all I can do is think of this song. I thank God for every day I have left with him for selfish reasons and at the same time pray that he has no pain and suffering.

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