Funeral of The “Old Wretched Man” based on Romans 7

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Oh Wretched man that I am who will deliver me from this body of death? But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive , so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old ways of the written code. (Romans 7:24,6)

PREACHER invites:

Brethren , we are gathered today among  angel and saint

To bury a man who once thought himself great!

We are gathered today among the saved and the bought

to cremate with fire the works he so wrought

Brethren , what have you to say of this wretched man and his way?

Brethren , what have to remember of this wretched man’s members?

PEOPLE respond:

He pushed me angry without cause

And turned  my mind to resent Daddy’s laws.

He  bruised me sad without reason

And hardened my heart to render Daddy treason.

He starved me, wanting me into great greed

And kept my monies to gamble me reckless to need.

He bound me anxious in a soul which  always trembled

So that I would hide from the church Daddy had  assembled

He wrote sin and death as the last chapter of  every story

so each  scene was set in darkness to hide all  Daddy’s glory.

He turned my eyes to all faces but that of my Master.

So that I would weary busy into greater depths of disaster.

Disaster upon disaster , he set me to die

He set me to die,  He set me to die, He set ALL of me to die!!

He set me to die! Just that wretched man and I!!

PREACHER AND PEOPLE (SPEAKING TOGETHER)

So we gather here today , among angel and saint

To say an eternal Good Bye to this man once believed so great

We gather as one , as one saved and bought

and will let the Fire of Jesus Eyes for this man’s cremation  be sought!!!

We unite as one at his death today

to say to this wretched man :

Rot and decay !!!

We forget Your works and your evil way!!!

We forget your works and all your foul play !!!

Crucified and buried, Your tombstone  will forever claim

“With the death of the Old man ,

the Lord has come to Reign!!!”

CHORUS  3 times

(PEOPLE AND PREACHER JOIN HANDS CIRCLING THE GRAVE OF THE OLD MAN)

DEAD OLD MAN HERE YOU REMAIN

OUT THIS DUST THE LORD WILL REIGN

DEAD OLD MAN

DEAD YOU REMAIN!!!

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