In Loving Memory of Clive Maxwell Lindsey 2nd June 1937 ~ 28th September 2008
The funeral service conducted on Wednesday, 1st October, 2008 at 11am
ORDER OF SERVICE ~ MUSIC IN MEMORY OF CLIVE Faith Hill ~ There Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Be ~ WELCOME ~ OPENING PRAYER We have come here today, to remember before God our brother Clive. To give thanks for his life. To commend him to God our merciful redeemer and judge; To commit his body to be cremated, And to comfort one another in our grief. God of all consolation, your Son Jesus Christ was moved to tears at the grave of Lazarus his friend. Look with compassion on your children in their loss, give to troubled hearts the light of hope and strengthen in us the gift of faith, in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. READING FROM SCRIPTURE Romans 8 Vs 38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
READING FROM SCRIPTURE Psalm 23 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. PRAYERS All: Lord, we come into your presence to remember Clive and to seek your comfort, for we know that nothing can separate us from your love and that you support us in our sorrow. We are sure that the souls of the righteous are with you and that nothing can harm them. Although they have died they are in peace. Give us your strength to rejoice that you have taken Clive to be with yourself where he shall no more be in need. May we find life and peace and perfect joy with him in your presence; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen All: God of mercy, we acknowledge that we are all sinners. We turn from the wrong that we have thought and said and done, and are mindful of all that we have failed to do. For the sake of Jesus, who died for us, forgive us for all that is past, and help us to live each day in the light of Christ our Lord. Amen.
GOSPEL READING John 5 Vs 24-27 I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself. And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man. ~ HYMN Morning Has Broken Morning has broken, Like the first morning, Blackbird has spoken, Like the first bird; Praise for the singing, Praise for the morning, Praise for them springing, Fresh from the Word. Sweet the rain's new fall, Sunlit from heaven, Like the first dewfall, On the first grass; Praise for the sweetness, Of the wet garden, Sprung in completeness, Where his feet pass. Mine is the sunlight, Mine is the morning, Born of the one light, Eden saw play; Praise with elation, Praise every morning, God's re-creation of the new day. Morning has broken like the first morning, Blackbird has spoken like the first bird; Praise for the singing, Praise for the morning, Praise for them springing fresh from the Word.
POEM Canon Henry Scott-Holland, 1847-1918, Canon of St Paul's Cathedral Death is nothing at all I have only slipped away into the next room I am I and you are you Whatever we were to each other That we are still Call me by my old familiar name Speak to me in the easy way you always used Put no difference into your tone Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow Laugh as we always laughed At the little jokes we always enjoyed together Play, smile, think of me, pray for me Let my name be ever the household word that it always was Let it be spoken without effort Without the ghost of a shadow in it Life means all that it ever meant It is the same as it ever was There is absolute unbroken continuity What is death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind Because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you for an interval Somewhere very near Just around the corner All is well. Nothing is past; nothing is lost One brief moment and all will be as it was before How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
MEMORIES OF CLIVE A Personal Tribute Gwen Lindsey ~ From The Heart The day we first met we only spoke for a while. But I couldn't forget your beautiful smile. That lovely face with those eyes so blue. I thought and thought about only you. We were together for twenty seven years. Shared love and happiness, laughter and tears. But when this illness came along, and you were racked with pain. Never once did you question why? Never once did you complain. And now that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gone, and we are apart. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bear the sadness I feel in my heart. You showed me a love so gentle and true. My darling I never felt worthy of you. God Bless and keep you. You will be in my heart always. ~ POEM Do Not Be Afraid 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 glint on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you wake in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft starlight at night. Cont.....
When you see the sunset fair, I am the scented evening air. I am the joy of a task well done, I am the glow of the setting sun. Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there. I did not die ~ MUSIC IN MEMORY OF CLIVE Lene Marlin - Heaven is a Place Nearby ~ THE LORDS PRAYER All: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. ~ COMMENDATION Let us commend Clive to the mercy of God, Our maker and redeemer. God our creator and redeemer, by your power Christ conquered death and entered into glory. Confident of his victory and claiming his promises, we entrust Clive to your mercy in the name of Jesus our Lord, who died and is alive and reigns with you, now and forever Amen.
COMMITTAL The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger and of great goodness. As a father is tender towards his children, so is the Lord tender to those that fear him. For he knows of what we are made; he remembers that we are but dust. Our days are like the grass; we flourish like a flower of the field; when the wind goes over it, it is gone and its place will know it no more. But the merciful goodness of the Lord endures for ever and ever towards those that fear him. and his righteousness upon their childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children. We have entrusted our brother Clive to Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mercy, and we now, commit his body to be cremated: earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust: in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our frail bodies that they may be conformed to his glorious body, who died, was buried, and rose again for us. To him be glory for ever. Amen. THE BLESSING May God give you his comfort and his peace, his light and his joy, in this world and the next; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen. ~ EXIT MUSIC Westlife - You Raise Me Up Donations in lieu of flowers may be given for MABS Service sheets printed by The English Funeral Director, Tony Smith. 650 631 719