George HW Bush Funeral: Ceremony begins- BBC News
George HW Bush Funeral: Ceremony begins- BBC News On the resurrection – and I am the light says, the Lord – Whoever has faith in me – shall have life, even though he died and everyone who has life and has committed himself to me and faith shall not die forever. Has for me I know, redeemer lives and at the last he will stand upon the Earth after my Awakening, he will raise me up and in my body I shall see God. I myself shall see a my eyes Behold Him, who is my friend and not a stranger, for none of us liveth to himself and none becomes his own match when he dies and if so, then, whether we live or die Happy from now on, all those who Die in the Lord, so it says, says the spirit for they rest from their labors The former president’s casket has been set down at the front of the National Cathedral.
The choir leads the mourners in singing the hymn Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven.
After a prayer from Reverend Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Bush Sr’s granddaughters Lauren Bush Lauren and Ashley Walker Bush will begin the first reading.
US and world leaders and dignitaries are at the US National Cathedral in Washington DC to pay their respects at the state funeral of former President George HW Bush.
The body of Mr Bush, which had been lying in state at the US Capitol, was moved to the cathedral just before the funeral began.
His son, ex-President George W Bush, is to deliver one of the eulogies.
Mr Bush senior, who served as the 41st US president between 1989 and 1993, died on Friday at the age of 94.
He will be buried in his home state of Texas, alongside his wife Barbara.
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