Recently, I have been listening to the song Death Be Not Proud by Audrey Assad and it has been wrecking me in all the right ways. In listening, I have decided that I want this song sung at my funeral, whenever that may be.
The song is written to death and is a bold proclamation that, although death is still feared by many and still claims victims day after day, it will not win in the end. It declares that death may touch us Christians, but, because of Jesus, it cannot kill us. Now, because Jesus has died in our place and then rose to life, believers are able to look death in the face and sing:
Death, be not proud, though the whole world fear you:
Mighty and dreadful you may seem,
But death, be not proud, for your pride has failed you
You will not kill me.
So yes, this will be sung at my funeral. As my dead body lay in a casket one day, I plan for this song to be sung so that all in attendance would remember that, because of Jesus, death is dead and Dana is not. What a victory we live in.
Play the song below and follow along with the lyrics here.