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Osborne, Harold - Funeral Castor Order of Service 19 Jan 2000

Harold (Jim) Osborne Funeral Service

The Sentences

Organ: Chorale Prelude on St. Peter – H. Darke


LORD of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,

Whose trust ever child-like, no cares could destroy,

Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,

Your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.


Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,

Whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe,

Be there at our labours, and give us, we pray,

Your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.


Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,

Your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace,

Be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,

Your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.


Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,

Whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm,

Be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,

Your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.


Psalm 121 – Mrs. Vera Pell.


Reading: Death is nothing at all – Mr. William Craven.



God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in my eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at my end, and at my departing.


Gospel: John 14: 1 – 6, 27 – Sir Stephen Hastings.


Address: The Rector.


The King of love my shepherd is, whose goodness faileth never; I nothing lack if I am his and he is mine for ever.
Where streams of living water flow my ransomed soul he leadeth, and where the verdant pastures grow with food celestial feedeth.
Perverse and foolish oft I strayed, but yet in love he sought me, and on his shoulder gently laid, and home rejoicing brought me.
In death’s dark vale I fear no ill, with thee, dear Lord, beside me; thy rod and staff my comfort still, thy cross before to guide me.
Thou spread’st a table in my sight; thy unction grace bestoweth; and O what transport of delight from thy pure chalice floweth!
And so through all the length of days thy goodness faileth never: good shepherd, may I sing thy praise within thy house for ever.



Priest:   Let us pray

Lord have mercy upon us

All:   Christ have mercy upon us

Priest:   Lord have mercy upon us


Priest:    As our Saviour taught us, so we pray.

All:   Our Father, who art in heaven,

   Hallowed be thy name;

   thy kingdom come;

   thy will be done;

   on earth as it is in heaven.

   Give us this day our daily bread.

   And forgive us our trespasses,

   as we forgive those who trespasses against us.

   And lead us not in to temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,

   for ever and ever. Amen.

Priest:   Rest eternal grant him O Lord,

All:     And let light perpetual shine upon him.

Special Prayers:


The Commmendation




Praise, my soul, the King of heaven; to his feet thy tribute bring. Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, who like me his praise should sing? Praise him! Praise him! Praise the everlasting King.
Praise him for his grace and favour to our fathers in distress; praise him still the same for ever, slow to chide, and swift to bless. Praise him! Praise him! Glorious in his faithfulness.
Father-like, he tends and spares us; well our feeble frame he knows; in his hands he gently bears us, rescues us from all our foes. Praise him! Praise him! Widely as his mercy flows.
Angels, help us to adore him; ye behold him face to face; sun and moon, bow down before him; dwellers all in time and space. Praise him! Praise him! Praise with us the God of grace.




Nunc Dimmittis.


Lord now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace:

According to thy word.

For mine eyes hath seen: thy salvation.

Which thou hast prepared: before the face of all people.

To be a light to lighten the Gentiles:

And to be the glory of thy people Israel.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost.

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be:

world without end. Amen.


                 Organ: Grave from Fantasia in G – J. S. Bach.


                     Committal at Peterborough Crematorium.













































Harold Walter Osborne


27 January 1919.


8 January 2000.






















Church of St. Kyneburgha of Castor

19 January 2000.