While “Amazing Grace” and “It Is Well With My Soul” seem to be pretty standard for funerals/memorial services, and I’d definitely want the former at least...it occurred to me that I’d want to leave my grieving loved ones with a message of hope, and give them some food for thought.
“Through Heaven’s Eyes” has always been one of my favorite songs (if not THE favorite) from Dreamworks’ Prince of Egypt. Not only is the accompaniment fun and mysterious and stirring all at once, but the message of the song—that no one is insignificant or useless in the grand scheme of life, and that God uses different people in different ways—is incredibly uplifting. I want people who come to my funeral to remember that our time on Earth is temporary, so we should make the most of it while we can...and also to encourage them that anyone can be useful to God, if they’ll allow Him to work through them.
Which reminds me that I have a novel or twelve to finish before then.... ;-)