(Closed) Singing a hymn at a funeral of a boy who drowned…need advice.

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
  • poll: Should I sing the hymn?
    yes : (6 votes)
    21 %
    no : (21 votes)
    75 %
    other : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I like the meaning of it and I see the reference as a positive thing as well (hope/overcoming/etc), but I would really suggest checking with the family to make sure that it is something that they would appreciate and approve of. 

    Post # 5
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i voted no, they are lovely lyrics but i cringed when i thought about the circumstances and the references

    Post # 6
    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think it matches too literally.

    Is the Prayer to St. Francis translated into his native language? I find that one is fairly uplifting in unfortunate circumstances.

    Post # 7
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would say no. The lyrics are beautiful but the fact that he actually drowned in a river is just too close to home in my opinion.

    Post # 8
    6351 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’d pick a different one. The reference to drowning is inappropriate for the occasion.

    Post # 9
    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I also vote no. There are so many beautiful hymns out there that would be better.

    Post # 10
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Yeah, I would be like WTF if I were there. I think you should sing a different song.

    Post # 11
    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    May I ask the culture, original language, and hymn name please?

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