“And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, and all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father’s house…  And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company…  and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.”

Gen. 50:7-10

 “Then when Jesus came, He found that he had lain in the grave four days already…  Jesus saith unto her, ‘Thy brother shall rise again.’…  When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, He groaned in the spirit, and was troubled…  Jesus wept…  He cried with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come forth.’  And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes…”

Jn. 11:17-44





Hodge, Charles

Funeral Address for Cortlandt Van Rennselaer  (1860)  10 pp.

Funeral Sermon for the Rev. Jacob J. Janeway, D.D., 2 Tim. 4:7,8  (n.d.)  20 pp.

“He Preached Christ”, Acts 9:20, Sermon Preached… at the Memorial Services… [for] James Waddel Alexander, D.D.  (1859)  17 pp.




“…the day of death [is better] than the day of one’s birth.  It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.  Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.  The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

Eccl. 7:1-4




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