Suggested Scripture for a Protestant Funeral
All readings taken from the King James Version of the Bible.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.2
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.3
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.4
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.5
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.6
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.
Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.2
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.3
Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.4
For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.5
Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.6
In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.10
The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.16
Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.17
And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.10
10. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.11