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Song for a memorial service.

My father passed away last night. He had been battling cancer for years. I was by his bedside when he passed and he held my hand and asked me one last thing. "Honey, you have such a beautiful voice, but I haven't heard you sing once since I got sick. Not one note. So I need you to promise me something. Promise me that you'll sing a song for your daddy. Sing me a song at my funeral. I want you to perform again. Promise me that." Of course I promised him that. My problem now is what song to sing. He was my hero. I need a song that will do him justice. I need a song to reflect how important he was to me. What songs can you guys think of? I really need some help with this. I haven't had a lot of time to look between explaining to my son where grandpa went and trying to get his affairs in order since I know my poor mother can't do it alone. Thank you so much.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:05 PM on Apr. 28, 2011 in Relationships

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  • I always thought "Amazing Grace" was the best memorial service song.
    However, I can barely listen to it without crying, let alone singing it.

    I'm really sorry to hear about your father...God gained an angel. ***hugs***
    Chloesmom1126

    Answer by Chloesmom1126 at 9:06 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • How about 'Wind Beneath my wings'
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:06 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • I am so very sorry for your loss.

    Never Be Alone by Nickelback (he is your angel now always with you)

    When I get to where I am going by Brad Paisley
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:07 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Sorry for your loss.....

    You raise me up- Josh Groban
    In The Arms of The Angel- Sarah McLachlan
    Princess_s21

    Answer by Princess_s21 at 9:22 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Autumn07

    Answer by Autumn07 at 9:23 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Just in your dad's words to you, I can tell he was a really special guy, who loved you very very much.

    I love the song "Untitled Hymn" by Chris Rice.

    But does your dad have a favorite song? Is there a song he loved to hear you sing? Is there a song you sang together, even if just in the car?

    If I had to sing a song for my dad tomorrow, I would sing "You Raise Me Up", because he sang it at my wedding and we sang it as a duet. If I could sing it.
    KateDinVA

    Answer by KateDinVA at 9:27 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Dance with My Father.. Luther Vandross (and lots of others)

    Daddy's Hands (I think Holly Dunn)

    Go Rest High On That Mountain

    Shaken1976

    Answer by Shaken1976 at 9:58 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • There you'll be ~ Faith Hill
    zoejains_momma

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 10:06 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • I am sorry for your loss and prayers to you and your family. I Definitely think Dance with My Father by Luther Vandross.
    desperateat48

    Answer by desperateat48 at 11:15 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • The great gig in the sky, pink floyd, dark side of the moon.
    MyMyOhMy

    Answer by MyMyOhMy at 12:29 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

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