March: ‘Rushden Citadel’ The Band
Congregational Song: Tune 531 ‘Hanover’
O WORSHIP the King, all glorious above;
O gratefully sing his power and his love;
Our shield and defender, the Ancient of days,
Pavilioned in splendour and girded with praise.
Frail children of dust and feeble as frail,
In thce do we trust, nor find thee to fail;
Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end,
Our maker, defender, redeemer and friend.
O measureless Might! Ineffable Love!
While angels delight to hymn thee above,
The humbler creation, though feeble their lays,
With true adoration shall sing to thy praise.
Prayer: Brigadier THOMPSON
||Mr.Tom Knowlton representing
||Towcester Studio Band
Congregational Song: Tune 33: ‘Maryton’
JESUS, thou joy of loving hearts,
Thou fount of life, thou light of men,
From the best bliss that earth imparts
We turn unfilled to thee again.
Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood;
Thou saves! those that on thee call;
To them that seek thee thou art good,
To them that find thee, all in all.
Our restless spirits yearn for thee,
Where'er our changeful lot is cast;
Glad when thy gracious smile we see,
Blest when our faith can hold thee fast.
O Jesus, ever with us stay,
Make all our moments calm and bright!
Chase the dark night of sin away,
Shed o'er the world thy holy light.
|Bible Reading :
||John 14: 1 - 14 & V.27. (A.V)
||Mrs. Captain Christine Hird
How wonderful it is to walk with God
Along the road that holy men have trod;
How wonderful it is to hear him say:
Fear not, have faith, 'tis I who lead the way!
How wonderful it is to talk with God
When cares sweep o'er my spirit like a flood;
Hosv wonderful it is to hear his voice,
For when he speaks the desert lands rejoice!
How wonderful it is to praise my God,
Who comforts and protects me with his rod;
How wonderful to praise him every hour,
My heart attuned to sing his wondrous power!
How wonderful 'twill be to live with God
When I have crossed death's deep and swelling flood;
Flow wonderful to see him face to face
When 1 have fought the fight and won the race!
It is requested by the family that you should please complete and return the cards supplied by the Funeral Directors, to indicate who has attended this Service.
Refreshments will be served immediately after this service, in the Corps Lounge, and, again, at approximately 2.15 pm., for those attending the Crematorium.
The Order of Service at the Crematorium is:
Funeral Service: William Alfred Scholes
Committal at Kettering Crematorium
||"Nimrod" from "Enigma Variations" : Elgar.
Bible Reading: Revelations 21 : 1-7
Congregational Song: Tune ‘Dominus regit me'
The King of love my shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am his
And he is mine for ever.
Where streams of living water flow
My ransomed soul he leadeth,
And where the verdant pastures grow
With food celestial feedeth.
Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
But yet in love he sought me,
And on his shoulder gently laid
And home rejoicing brought me.
In death's dark vale I fear no ill
With thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.
And so through all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never;
Good shepherd, may I sing thy praise
Within thy house for ever.