Sunday, 4 September 2011

of Funerals & "All My Tears"

Recently I was exposed to the music of Selah. I fell in love with their Greatest Hymns album and promptly purchased it on iTunes. It wasn't long before I explored some of their other music on iTunes and found two more albums to buy and add to my collection. They were Bless the Broken Road and You Deliver Me.

The "Greatest Hymns" is still my favourite, but one song on "Bless the Broken Road" really caught my attention and is rapidly becoming one of my favourites as well. It is a duet with Kim Hill called "All My Tears." Some might think the song a little morbid, as it does deal with death and dying. As a Christian, though, I'm really quite OK with that, because it also deals with the glory beyond the grave. This video with Selah and Kim Hill really blesses me. Hope you enjoy it too.

What should our approach to death and dying be? Is death something to be feared? Is death something to be looked forward to? Perhaps the way you answer that depends on your walk (or lack there of) with the Lord. In God's good and perfect timing, we will all face it one day. The only question that remains is, "how will you face it when your turn comes?" We will all have an eternity. Where will yours be? Do you know that for sure?

Like a lot of other people, I'm sure, I have already requested that "All My Tears" be one of the song selections at my funeral one day. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints" (Psalm 116:15). "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain" (Philippians 1:21).

Defined in the Amplified Bible as: "Pause, and Think of That"  


  1. My mother has had a funeral playlist for years. Most of her songs are irreverent punk songs, but that's my mom. She doesn't believe death should be a somber occasion.

  2. Gabrielle, I don't view it as a somber occasion either, and before discovering this song, I hadn't even thought much about a "funeral playlist" at all. As it stands so far, this is the only selection on that list. Thanks for the comment.