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Weds 15th July 2009

A Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of

George Richard Namiki Oliver

3rd April 2008 – 25th June 2009

St Mary the Virgin Church

Great Milton

 Wednesday 15 July 2009

2pm

Order of Service

Music

The Black Hills of Dakota” – from Calamity Jane

Greeting and Address

Hymn

 Who Would True Valour See” – John Bunyan

 

Who would true valour see                               Who so beset him round

Let him come hither;                                         With dismal stories,

One here will constant be,                                 Do but themselves confound;

Come wind, come weather.                              His strength the more is.

There's no discouragement,                               No lion can him fright,

Shall make him once relent,                               He’ll with a giant fight,

His first avowed intent,                                      But he will have a right,

To be a Pilgrim.                                                To be a Pilgrim.

  

Hobgoblin, nor foul fiend,

Can daunt his spirit:

He knows, he at the end,

Shall life inherit.

Then fancies fly away,

He'll fear not what men say,

He'll labour night and day,

To be a Pilgrim.

 

Reading

George– by Poppy Rand-Bell, read by Stuart Rand-Bell

We will always remember when George liked to be pushed around in the toy cars.

We will always remember when George would try and climb up the stairs when he     wasn’t supposed to.

We will always remember when Em was pregnant with George.

We will always remember him for being the sweetest little cousin.

We will always remember when we first saw George walk.

We will always remember when George started to clap and wave.

We will always remember when little George made a “woof” noise every time the dogs walked past.

We will always remember when George had a go on the big trampoline and he really liked it but he wasn’t very happy when he had to get off.

We will always remember George for just being George.

 

Prayer

Dear Lord,

Thank you for the gift of our amazing son George,

For all that he was and still is,

For all the memories that live on in the hearts of those that knew him,

For the joy and love that he brought to the hearts of those that loved him,

Thank you for everything that made him.

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Reflection

Hymn

Lord of all Hopefulness” – Jan Struther

Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,

Whose trust, ever child-like, no cares could destroy,

Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,

Your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.

 

Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,

Whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe,

Be there at our labours, and give us, we pray,

Your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.

 

Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,

Your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace,

Be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,

Your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.

 

Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,

Whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm,

Be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,

Your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.

Reading

Mark Oliver

Prayer

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End of Service

Music

When I Grow Too Old To Dream Nat King Cole Trio

 

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