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Watch Live: Honoring the life of George HW Bush

George HW Bush

Family members and others watch as the flag-draped of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard to lie in state in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Washington. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Organ Prelude

Arranged by Jari A. Villanueva

Brass Voluntary

“America the Beautiful”


“O Beautiful for Spacious Skies”


“This is My Country” by the St. Martin’s Parish Choir

Reception of the Body

Opening Sentences

National Anthem

“The Star-Spangled Banner”

The Collect

The First Lesson

Lamentations 3:22-26; 31-33 by Marshall Lloyd Bush


Psalm 23 by Barbara Pierce Bush, Noelle Lucila Bush and Elizabeth Dwen Andrews


Former Secretary of State James Baker


Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush

The Second Lesson

1 Corinthians 12:31b – 13:13 by Georgia Grace Koch and Nancy Ellis LeBlond Sosa


“Eternal Father, Strong to Save” (verses 1-2)

Gospel Reading

John 11:21-27 by Rev. Martin J. Bastian of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church


“Eternal Father, Strong to Save” (verses 3-4)


Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson Jr., rector of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church


“Amazing Grace” by The Oak Ridge Boys

The Apostles’ Creed


“The Lord’s Prayer” by Reba McEntire

The Prayers of the People

Rev. Peter G. Cheney, chaplain of St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Kennebunkport, Maine

Rev. Dr. Susannah E. McBay of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

The Commendation

The Blessing

Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, bishop of The Episcopal Church of Texas


“Onward, Christian Soldiers”

Organ and Brass Voluntary


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