A Song for My Funeral

One of our family’s favorite CDs is Live From Paris by Acappella. We can’t help singing along with these amazing guys whose only instruments are their voices. And when I hear this one, my emotions get me every time…my husband and I both want it played at our funerals! What a song of celebration it is!

Holy City

–Acappella lyrics

You know that I’m gonna view that holy city
Oh, I’m gonna view that holy city one of these days, Hallelujah!
I’m gonna view that holy city
I’m gonna view that holy city one of these days, one of these days

You know that I’m gonna meet my loving Jesus
Oh, I’m gonna meet my loving Jesus one of these days, Hallelujah!
I’m gonna meet my loving Jesus
I’m gonna view that holy city, (and I will) meet my loving Jesus one of these days, one of these days

You know that I’m gonna sit at the welcome table
Oh, I’m gonna sit at the welcome table one of these days, Hallelujah!
I’m gonna sit at the welcome table
I’m gonna view that holy city, (and I will) meet my loving Jesus, (we’re gonna) sit at the welcome table one of these days, one of these days

You know that I’m gonna feast on milk and honey
Oh, I’m gonna feast on milk and honey one of these days, Hallelujah!
I’m gonna feast on milk and honey
I’m gonna view that holy city, (and I will) meet my loving Jesus, (we’re gonna) sit at the welcome table, (and we will) feast on milk and honey one of these days, one of these days

Bridge:
You know that I’m…
One of these days… I’m
Way up there with my Lord
Hey… I… won’t be tired no more

You know that I’m gonna sing and never get tired
Oh, I’m gonna sing and never get tired one of these days, Hallelujah!
I’m gonna sing and never get tired
I’m gonna view that holy city, (and I will) meet my loving Jesus, (we’re gonna) sit at the welcome table, (and we will) feast on milk and honey, (keep singing) sing and never get tired one of these days, one of these days

You know that I’m gonna view that holy city
Oh, I’m gonna view that holy city one of these days, Hallelujah!
I’m gonna view that holy city
I’m gonna view that holy city, (and I will) sing and never get tired, (we’re gonna) sing and never get tired, (and we will) sing and never get tired, (oh, we’re gonna) sing and never get tired one of these days, one of these days

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Bet you didn’t realize I had a bit of “southern gospel” in me, did you? Listen, you’ve got to hear this, follow this link for a special experience! (Just scroll beneath the CD and click on the song title and be BLESSED!!!)

3 thoughts on “A Song for My Funeral”

  1. Wanted to add, that their rendition of “This Little Light of Mine” is the best I’ve ever heard…you might want to listen to it as well! But the little snippet they share at the link hardly does it justice, you really need to hear the whole thing to appreciate it. And sad to say, if you were riding with us and it was playing, you’d have to be right next to the speaker to get it, because the rest of us would be loudly singing and clapping along!

  2. I have always wondered what music would be sung or played at my funeral or wake.

    I suppose my Christian metal is out of the question, but that is the music I love.

  3. I guess if we were real planners, we’d have it all written up in our wills or something! Can’t you see the look on most people’s faces when something upbeat and in your case, Christian metal (!) is playing!

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