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that will be the last call in today'ssts -- "washington journal." c-span's live coverage of the state funeral for former president george h.w. bush continues this morning with a funeral service at st. martin's episcopal church in houston. that service expected to start at 11:00 a.m. eastern followed by the burial ceremony at the george bush presidential library in college station. we take you to st. maarten's in texas.
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>> we are honored to welcome you to st. martin's episcopal church. in a few minutes we will begin. a longtime member of this parish, or 41st president. i'm going to ask a few things in the way of courtesy. if you are a cell phone user, i would ask that you please turn off your cell phone. some of you may be expecting an emergency call, that's possible, but if you are not i would ask you to please turn off your cell phone or put it on vibrate. this is an hour that we are going to give to a very special
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moment and if you could just do that that would be great. in the a fiscal church, our worship style is reverent. so, it is our typical, our tradition that people, as we prepare for the service begin to think and pray, not visit with one another, tempting as that maybe. you will have some time to do that when the service comes to a close. there will be some instructions at the and of the service about how you will be leaving today. moment come in just a bit. in a few moments the family will be coming in to be seated. when that happens i would ask that you would stand, particularly when the president's children come in in just a few moments. a little bit more music before we start the service. today there will be some hymns. these are hymns that the president has chosen and loves.
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those will be opportunities for us to sing together and i hope -- you don't have to worry about the quality of your voice. they do, but you don't. please, sing. we really are in a time now of celebration. when that begins i will encourage you to please do that. we are going to have a few more minutes and then we will be getting the service started. thank you. ♪ [music playing]
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>> on behalf of the family and st. martin's episcopal church, i welcome you to the service in celebration of the life and faith of george herbert walker bush. if you would, please turn in to strength, for spacious skies. ♪ [music playing] [choral singing] ♪
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♪ [choral singing] >> please be seated. we have one anthem that we are going to play and this was one of the anthems offered on the day of the 41st president's inauguration. this is my country. ♪ [music playing] ♪ [choral singing]
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>> with faith in jesus christ, we receive the body of our brother, george herbert walker bush, for burial. with confidence the god that he will raise him into perfection. deliver your servant, george, sovereign lord christ, from all evil. set him free from every bond, that he may rest with your saints in the internal habitations wherewith the father and the holy spirit you live with one god for ever and ever. whous also pray for all mourn, that they may cast their care on god and know the consolation of his love.
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almighty god, look with pity upon the sorrows of your servants for whom we pray. remember them, lord, in mercy, nourish them with patients, comfort them with a sense of your goodness. lift up your countenance upon them and give them peace through jesus christ our lord. amen. please stand.
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>> [indiscernible] say if lord. he that believeth in me though they are dead, yet shall they live. he who lives and believes in me shall never die. livesthhat my redeemer stand at thehould latter day on the earth and though this body be destroyed, i shall see god and see for myself and my eyes shut the hold and not as a stranger, for none of to himself and no man .ieth to himself
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for if we live, we live under the lord and if we die, we die unto the lord. whether we live, therefore, or die, we are the lord's. blessed are the dead who die in the lord. the spiritwho sayeth for they rest from their labors.
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>> s sing together our national anthem -- let us sing together our national anthem. ♪ [music playing] see oh say can you by the dawn's early light hailed proudly we gleamingilight's last
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whose broad stripes and bright stars fighth the perilous watched ramparts we were so gallantly streaming glaree rocket's red the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night thereur flag was still o say does that star-spangled banner yet wave freethe land of the
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and the home of the brave ♪ >> the lord be with you. >> [indiscernible] standing, let us pray. god, whose mercies cannot be numbered, except our prayers on behalf of a servant, george herbert walker bush. grant george and entrance into the land of light and joy in the , jesuship of our saints christ, our lord, who lives and reigns with the, one god now and for ever, amen. these be seated.
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-- please be seated. >> the steadfast love of the lord never ceases. never come to an end. they are new every morning. faithfulness here in the lord is my fortune. therefore i will hope in him. the lord is good to those who wait for him. to the soul that seeks him. it is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the lord. the lord will not cast off forever. though he causes grief, you will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love. for he does not willingly afflict or aggrieved the sons of men.
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appointed psalm is psalm 23. the lord is my shepherd. he makes me to lie down in green pastures. he leads me besides still waters. he restoreeth my soul. he leadeth me to the path of righteousness for my namesake. >> yea, though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i will fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. >> thou prepare a state table before me in the presence of mine enemies. thou anoint just mine head with oil. my cup runneth over. surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and i will dwell in the house of the lord forever.
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[silence] >> my friends, we are here today in the house of the lord to say goodbye to a man of great faith and great integrity. a truly beautiful human being. honor his noble character, his life of service, and of the sweet memories that he leaves
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for his friends, his family, and for our grateful nation, for more than 60 years george herbert walker bush has been my friend and he has been my role model. today, as we entrust his soul to history, andame to his memory to our hearts, i must begin with an apology. fe, i am about to do something that you always hated and that your mother always told you not to do, brag about yourself. i will do this because it must be done. seebecause as a lawyer i that being beloved by all lawyers is a loophole. [laughter] about yourself, you
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once wrote. let others point out your virtues, your good points. well, today mr. president, i am the other. with the special privilege and joy of sharing your good points. as we have heard and as we know, george bush was a charter member of the greatest generation. ,s we gather here to salute him his incredible service to our nation and the world are already etched in the marble of time. after becoming the youngest he served- aviator, in increasingly responsible positions on behalf of his country. congressman, ambassador to china, and to the united nations. director of the cia and vice president. then, as history will faithfully record, he became one of our nation's finest presidents.
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nationsny doubt, our very best one term president. for millions and millions across the globe, the world became a better place because george bush occupy the white house for four years. he was not considered a skilled speaker. deeds were quite eloquent. and he demonstrated that eloquence by carving that into the hard granite of history. they expressed his moral character and they reflected his decency, his boundless kindness and consideration of others. his determination, always, to do the right thing and always to do that to the very best of his ability. they testify to a life lived nobly.
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he possessed the classic virtues of our civilization. and of his faith. the same virtues that express what is really best about this country. these same ideals will -- were known to and shared by our founding fathers. inrge bush was temperate thought, word, and deed. he considered his choices and he chose wisely. the berlin wall fell in november of 1989, less than one year into his presidency. it was a remarkable triumph for american foreign policy, as joyous east and west germans danced on the remains of the hated wall, george bush could ,ave joined them metaphorically, and claimed victory for the west. for america.
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and frankly, for himself. but he did not. he knew better. humilitytood that toward and not humiliation of a fallen adversary was the very best path to peace and reconciliation. and so he was able to unify ,ermany as a member of the nato notwithstanding the initial reservations of france, the united kingdom, and the soviet union. thus the cold war ended, not with a bang, but with the sound of a how grid rallying to a pulley over the kremlin on a cold night in december of 1991 as the flag of the soviet union was lowered for the very last time. need we ask about the courage of george bush?
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during world war ii he risked his life in defense of something greater than himself. decades later, when saddam hussein invaded kuwait in august of 1990 and began to brutalize the people, george bush never wavered. this will not stand, he said, and he got the rest of the world to join him in reversing that aggression. yes, he had the courage of a warrior. but when the time came for prudence, he always maintained the greater courage of a peacemaker. ended the wars in central america. he signed two nuclear arms , and hen treaty's brought israel and its arab neighbors together face-to-face for the first time to talk peace. his deeds for his fellow man always spoke for him. give someone else a hand, he would say.
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and he did. when a friend is hurting, show that you care, he would say. and he did. be kind to people, he would say, and he was. to the parents of a young son cancert -- a son lost to , he wrote -- i hope that you will live the rest of your lives with only happy memories of that wonderful son, who is now safely tucked into god's loving arms. his wish for a kinder, gentler nation was not a cynical political slogan. it came honest and unguarded from his soul. after they left the white house, george and barbara bush continued to display their compassion for others. to the pointson of light, the barbara bush foundation for family literacy,
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and countless other charities, is a model for all former first family's past, present, and future. to these virtues we can add one more source of his character, his family. as a friend once put it, george bush believed that family is a strength both personal and the values that one needs to face life. and of course history has shown that few families have accomplished as much as his has. barbara wrote the book on how to be a great first lady. his legacy lives on with his children, who have contributed so very much to making our nation great. and who knows what the future will bring for his grandchildren and their children. i have always been proud of that george bush used to describe our relationship as one of big
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brother and little brother. he used to say that one of the things he liked best about me was that i would always tell him what i thought. even when i knew that he didn't want to hear it. then we would have a seer -- spirited discussion on the issue. but he had a very effective way of letting me know when the discussion was over. [laughter] he would look at me and say baker, if you are so smart, why am i president and you're not. [laughter] he was a leader and he knew it. my hope is that in remembering the life of george herbert walker bush and in honoring his accomplishments, we will see that we are really praising what is best about our nation. the nation that he dearly loved and whose values he embodied. time is more to say than
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permits. and anyway, when measured against the eloquence of the character and life of george bush, our words are very inadequate. so, i conclude these remarks with his words. written some years ago to his old tennis buddy. >> we have known each other a long time, he wrote to me. we have shared joy and sadness and time has indeed gone swiftly by. now it races on even faster and that makes me treasure even more this line of william butler gaetz about where man's glory begins and ends. namely, with friends. my glory is i have you as such a friend. on behalf ofply -- his friends here today, across america and throughout the world , we rejoice, mr. president, that you are safely tucked in,
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now and through the ages, with god's loving arms around you. to have you as our president and friend. a >> good morning. today i stand before you as the oldest grandson of the man i
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knew as gampy. george herbert walker bush was the most gracious, decent, humble man i will ever know. we are here to give thanks for his extraordinary life. i would like to talk about some things he was thankful for, things that to him, mattered most. my grandfather was thankful for his family. when he began running for president in 1988, my grandfather released a campaign book outlining his views for the future. the book opened with a letter to a grandson. it was addressed to me and recounted our recent experiences together in maine. "the most fun was the big rock. watching you play on it. near the end of summer when the moon was full, the tides were high, there was that special day when it almost seemed like the boat was real."
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my grandfather said more about his life then i could ever tell you this morning. gearing up for the role of a lifetime, yet his mind went to his family. issues, yet policy he still found time to write about an imaginary boat he built with his grandson. a typical day, he would wake up at 5 a.m. to review security briefings and grab his first coffee of the day. the grandkids would try to get a spot on the bed and nestle while they read the newspaper. fish in maine, host intense horseshoe match ups among family, secret service and willing heads of state, encouraging trash talk like, power outage, if you are short, or woodrow wilson if you hit the
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backstop. [laughter] the typical spread included barbecue, with a healthy complement of ice cream and klondike bars. always the competitor, each night, he challenged the grandkids to the coveted first to sleep award. [laughter] fashion, heampy would write letters of encouragement to us all. whether one of us had a hard or one oft school, us, definitely not me, ended up in grammy's crosshairs. i knew too much. at the close of one summer after he left public service, he wrote an emailed to us. "the only thing wrong with the last five months is that none of you are here enough. ter youar, promise gamps
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will be with us flyfishing on the sea. i think of you a lot. i wonder how each of you is doing in school and life. if you need me, i'm here for you because i love you very much." today, my gampy did enjoy a long and extraordinary life and he is enjoying the beginning of his next life, rejoining those he had lost but has found again. he was thankful for his country. he was grateful to lead a country where people can go as far and as fast as dreams can take them, where individuals working alone or in groups can help the condition of their fellow man voluntarily, and the hope of america, when he spoke of the thousand points of light. he spoke about duty, honor,
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country, the values that have sustained the republic for 240 years. this wasn't something he just talked about. this is something he lived. having flown 58 combat missions in the pacific, shot down and rescued at sea, he never saw his heroism better than anyone else who has worn the uniform. i have experienced this personally. he was proud when walker joined the marine corps, when i joined the navy, and prouder when we served overseas. our service could never compare to his. we could never convince him of that. goodness led to his personal greatness. he left a simple and profound legacy to children, grandchildren and country. service. undoubtedly, when the last words are written on him, they will certainly include this, that the fulfillment of a complete life cannot be achieved without service to others.
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you should know that my grandfather was thankful for his god. he once told us, god is good but love has a cost. we must be good to one another. it was his faith, love for others, that fulfilled and drove him and led him to a life of public service. in houston, at a prayer breakfast, he once reflected on shipime on the deck of the that rescued him after world war ii. to get fresh air, he stood the watch and looked into the dark. the sky was clear. the stars were brilliant, like a blizzard of fireflies in the night. there was a calm inner peace. halfway around the world, in a war zone, inner peace, god's therapy. years, the heavy hand of time has claimed the life of gamps. in death as in life, my
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grandfather has won. he has exchanged his earthly burdens for a heavenly home and is at peace. george herbert walker bush is the most gracious, decent, humble man i will ever know. it is the honor of a lifetime to share his name. god bless you gampy until we need again. maybe out on that rock boat we built together. boat we built together. >> the first letter of paul to the corinthians.
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"i will show you a still way. if i speak in the tongues of mortals and angels but do not ore love, i am a noisy gong a clanging symbol. if i have prophetic powers and understand all mysteries and knowledge, and if i have all faith, so as to remove mountains but do not have love, i am nothing. if i give away all my possessions and if i hand over my body so that i may boast but do not have love, i gain nothing. love is patient. love is kind. love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. it does not insist on its own way. it is not irritable or resentful. it does not rejoice in wrongdoing but rejoices in the truth.
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it bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. " love never ends. >> prophecies will come to an end. " tongues will cease. knowledge will come to an end. for we know only in part and we prophesy only in part. when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end." when i was a child, i spoke and thought like a child. i reasoned like a child. when i become an adult, i put an end to childish ways. "for now we see in a mirror dimly, but then we will see face-to-face. now i know only in part. then i will know fully, even as i have been fully known. faith, hope and love abide,
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these three, and the greatest of these is love. the word of the lord." >> thanks be to god. >> a favorite hymn of the president. eternal father strong. page seven, we sing the first two verses before the gospel, the last two after the gospel. ♪ >> [singing]
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♪ for those in peril on the sea ♪ >>
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>> the holy gospel of our lord jesus christ according to john. >> glory to you, o lord. lord,tha said to jesus, if you had been here my brother would not have died. now i know that god will give you whatever you ask of him. jesus said to her, your brother will rise again. martha said to him, i know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day. jesus said to her, i am the resurrection and the life. those who believe in me, even though they die, will live and everyone who lives and believes
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in me will never die. do you believe this? yes lord, ihim, believe that you are the messiah, the son of god, the one coming into the world. the gospel of the lord. >> praise be to you, o christ. ♪
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>> bow your heads for prayer. almighty god, the source of all life, may our eyes and our hearts this day give thanks for this remarkable life. may our eyes and hearts turn to you as did the heart of this great man. in christ i pray, amen. >> amen. >> a few days before barbara bush's death, i was called to the bush home and the president asked me to pray with her. i went and knocked on her door
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and barbara answered. hello, russ, i am not checking out yet! [laughter] >> we talked for a bit. asked permission to anoint her head with oil and pray with her. we did. we prayed. i left and she called me to come back in. ok? i said. she said, yes. him.tell him i adore today we are gathered to celebrate the life of a man we all adored. the beginning of a journey that began june 12, 1924, george herbert walker bush was born
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into the cradle of a loving family that held fast to values of friendship and family and faith, integrity, honesty and loyalty, character, courage and service. now at the end of that journey, journey,e that sustained the cradle that sustained him throughout his 94 years of life has released him to the loving arms of his heavenly father. the end depends on the beginning. this is a good ending because from the very beginning george bush was committed to a life, not for himself, but for others. so we gather today charged with three tasks. saying goodbye, giving thanks and lifting up our lives to hope. bidding farewell is the hardest of these, because we must acknowledge the world is not the the without this great man,
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tectonic plates of our world have shifted. in today's world, we sometimes recoil at the complex emotions instead of shedding tears of grief that honor our loved ones. tears honor those we love. george bush was never afraid to shed tears. today, i bid you to follow his example. thanks gathered to give for the actions of this incredible public servant, who improved the lives of so many around the world across the nation and in our great state of texas and our beloved city of houston. each of us gathered here today joins untold millions around the globe to mourn the death of one of history's greatest leaders. we have lost more than a leader. he, like his wife of over 70 years, barbara, had the unique ability to make you feel like he
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was your best friend and you were his. he pulled it off with charm, humility, humor. whetheryou do it, through quiet meditation or tearful remembrance or jubilant stories, give thanks for his life, and that it brushed up against yours. goodbye, thank you. but there is one more thing we come to do. lift up our lives to hope. presidentn by that, bush was a man of faith. a faith that sustained him in this life and has brought him new now. the president and barbara bush were devoted and active members of st. maarten's for over 50 years. in a talk, the president gave here in 1982, he spoke of his his for saint maarten;s, memory of teaching sunday school
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andserving coffee worshiping here. "i remember sitting in the back as the pew shook with our four boys. i do not to hold it over the rest of you, but how many of you can say of the christmas pageant, my grandson was a shepherd/" --?" barbara spoke up. you theyver occur to both made it because you had just been elected vice president?" [laughter] there was a deeper purpose in his faith. in an open letter to clergy across the united states, just before his inauguration, the president-elect bush wrote "worship is basic to my own life. our family has endeavored to uphold our faith by
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participation in the life of our church. in an address two years into his presidency, he recalled president lincoln's response at the height of the civil war when asked, if he thought that the lord was on lincoln's side? lincoln responded, my concern is not whether god is on our side, but whether we are on god side -- god's side. side. make no mistake. george bush was on god's side. i hope you'll take home the lessonsof this service, that speak of the love of god in the comfort of god and the hope of life eternal given to us through his son, jesus christ. tours is the patron saint of this parish. cover ahis cloak to
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barely dressed beggar. he did so impulsively, knowing it was the right thing to do. later, did he learn in a dream that it was christ himself. george and barbara bush witnessed a similar selflessness. they never made a show of arriving, worshiping or leaving. they loved to spend time with the members you. they had a favorite spot over there. -- the members here. but if someone arrived, and someone had beat them to it, they never created a problem. christmas and easter, crowded days, they relinquished their seats to a mother with children or a son with elderly parents. one cold day, as the president came in the back, he was met by back, he was met by
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an usher who did not have an overcoat. aren't you cold? the president asked. the young man said, i am fine. before he could finish his sentence, the president whipped off his own coat and placed it on the gentleman shoulders, and walked into service without another word. george bush loved the lord. he knew the lord loved him. thats that connection birthed in the 41st president, the desire to serve. we discussed his health. at the time, he did not know how that struggle would end. he put a question to me. he said, what do you think heaven is like? it was a confident statement, one that bespoke resolute faith. he did not want to know if there was a heaven or whether he would be there when the endgame. -- when the end came.
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he wanted to know what it was like. he was ready for heaven. heaven was ready for him. my guess is december 30 when the president arrived in heaven, barbara was standing there, with her hands on her hips, saying, what took you so long? [laughter] hug a big old texas sized from his wife and daughter with the words, we adore you. his very first act after being sworn into office as the 41st president was to lead our nation in prayer. end depends on the beginning and as we say goodbyes, i want to invite you to pray in honor and thanksgiving in celebration of
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thisman we know and love, man we adore. would you bow your heads? may his prayer -- this was his prayer -- on the day of his inauguration, his first act as president. " heavenly father we bow our heads and thank you for your love. except our thanks -- accept ourrd thanks -- accept thanks for the peace of this day, make a strong to do your work and heed your will and write on our hearts these words, use power to help people, for we are given power not to advance our own purposes, nor to make a great show in the world, nor a
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name. there is but one just use of power. it is to serve people. lord." remember amen. >> amen. >> we are here. we told you we would be. it is an honor. october, 1983, on the lawn of
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the white house. he always called us fellas. would you sing me a few songs? i am a big fan. for decades, we have sang for him. this is a real honor. what people may not know is, he fancied himself a good singer. [laughter] he was not. [laughter] we will sing for our president. grace, how sweet saved a wretch like me. but now i'most
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now i see.blind, but grace that taught my heart my fearsnd grace relieved. is that grace, the hour i first believed? we've been there 10,000
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bright shining as the sun less faith to sing we firstise, than when begun. ♪ [applause] >> in the episcopal church, the president's tradition, we stand to say things we believe. in the sure and certain hope of
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the resurrection of the life eternal, turn to page four, and together let us recite the apostles creed. god, the father almighty, maker of heaven and christ, hisesus only son our lord, who was conceived by the holy ghost, born of the virgin mary, suffered under pontius pilate, was crucified, dead and buried. he descended into hell. the third day, he rose again from the dead. heaven and sits on the right hand of god the father almighty. from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. heaven andi believe in the hole holy catholic church. >> we will break away briefly here for a short session of the house and back like to houston.
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in the midst of great challenges and bitterness, , ys, grief, and victories your ever present and ever mindful for all that you do. forget us when we get in the way of ourselves. give us your wisdom and grace and bless the workings of this house for the goodwill, peace, and justice of the american people. we pray this in the name of jesus. amen. the speaker: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from new jersey, mr. frelinghuysen. mr. frelinghuysen: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. frelinghuysen: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committee on appropriations be discharged from further
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consideration of house joint resolution 143 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker: the clerk will report the title of the joint resolution. the clerk: house joint resolution 143, joint resolution making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes. the speaker: is there objection to consideration of the joint resolution? without objection, the joint resolution is engrossed, read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. frelinghuysen: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that when the house adjourns today it adjourn to meet at noon on monday, december 10, 2018, for morning hour debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. the speaker: without objection. the chair lays before the house the following enrolled bill. the clerk: senate 3432, an act to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 105 dove
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street in macon, missouri, as the w. harold post office. the speaker: the chair appoints pursuant to section 15 -- 1501-c of the f.a.a. re-authorization act of 2018 public law 115-254 and the order of the house of january 3, 2017, the following individual on the part of the house to the serious study group. the clerk: dr. kimberly e. kagan of washington, d.c. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. polis: request unanimous consent to speak out of order for purposes of farewell speech. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. polis: thank you, mr. speaker. it has been the honor of my
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life to have served 10 years in this body, and i want to take this occasion to thank the amazing and talented staff that has worked both in our congressional office here in washington as well as in folt collins and boulder and adams county and summit county. i want to thank all of the interns that have lent their services over the last decade on behalf of the people of the second congressional district and hopefully providing them with the great experience that furthers their interest in public affairs. and, of course, i want to thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, the men and women that i've come to know and worked with in the last decade have been some of the most important relationships of my life. i truly believe that there's no problem so large that the deliberative and thoughtful minds in this body can't rise to the occasion and solve all the pressing issues. and it's been sad to see that
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all too often things stand in the way of that progress, whether it's partisanship, yes, but not only partisanship, the role of the special interest, the increasingly divided electorate that we have nationally, but i know that the men and women of this body and in the next congress, the 116th congress, will hopefully come together to solve a lot of the pressing issues that affect our country and the world. whether it's making sure that kids grow up with a good education, that families have access to affordable health care, protecting our environment for ourselves and future generations, i know that the men and women in this body will be able to rise to that occasion. it truly has been an amazing honor to have worked with so many terrific people from all over this country authentically representing their constituents and their districts. i look forward to taking this decade of service to our nation with me throughout the rest of
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my life wherever i go to help inform the decisions i make to do the very best job i can every day. thank you, mr. speaker, for the honor of serving in the united states congress for a decade, and i look forward to continuing to work with future united states congresses and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair lays before the house a communication. the clerk: the honorable the speaker, house of representatives, sir, pursuant to the permission granted in clause 2-h of rule 2 of the rules of the u.s. house of representatives, the clerk received the following message from the secretary of the senate on december 6, 2018, at 10:57 a.m. that the senate passed senate 1934, that the senate passed senate 2736, that the senate passed senate 3530, that the senate agreed to senate concurrent resolution 57, that the senate passed without an amendment h.r. 754, that the senate agreed to honoring the
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life of president george herbert walker bush, senate resolution 715. with best wishes i am, signed sincerely, karen l. haas. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado rise? mr. polis: i move that the house do now adjourn. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. all those opposed, no. the ayes has it. the motion is adopted. accordingly, the house stands adjourned until noon on monday next for morning hour debate. >> the house passing an extension of government funding through friday the 21st. the senate expected to take the measure this afternoon. back like to houston for the state funeral of president george h w bush. ♪
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born. thy love is marching on. hallelujah. glory hallelujah. glory hallelujah, his
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.ruth is marching on glory, glory hallelujah. glory, glory hallelujah. glory hallelujah, his truth is marching on. ♪ [applause]
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>> please stand for the commendation in the middle of page five. give rest, o christ to thy servants and saint. >> pay no more. -- pain no more. >> immortal, the creator of mankind. we are mortal. formed of the earth and onto earth we return.
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dust thou shall return. even at the grave, we make our hallelujah,ed via, hallelujah. pain are no more. by the hands of merciful savior, we commend thy servant george, we humbly beseech thee, a lamb of thy flock, a sinner of thine redeeming, received george into the blessed rest of everlasting peace and glorious company of the saints in light. amen. our bishop, the bishop of the great diocese of texas offers a
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blessing. we will be singing onward christian soldiers, one of the favorites of the 41st president. as we leave the church, please remain in your seats unless you are instructed to do so, otherwise remain in your seats until the family, pallbearers leave the church and until we drive away for the president's burial. please remain here and continue in a spirit of prayer and thanksgiving for this remarkable man's life and the celebration of his life now with our lord. >> unto god's gracious mercy and protection, we commit you, lord bless you and keep you, the lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you.
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the lord lift up the life of his countenance upon you and give you peace. may the blessing of god almighty, the father, the son and the holy ghost the amongst you and remain with you always. amen. let us go forth in the name of christ. >> thanks be to god. ♪ onward christian
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>> as the memorial continues for former president george h.w. bush, the service wrapping up at st. martin's episcopal church in houston, and a helicopter shot looking for the motorcade making its way to the train that has been specially designated. the union pacific engine specially built for former president bush, which will carry his casket to college station, texas and his burial.
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at theare looking live train that will carry george h.w. bush to his final resting place at the grounds of the george bush library and museum at texas a and m. president bush, the nation's
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41st president. our live coverage will continue when he arrives in college station, texas. >> among the tributes, representative mark sanford tweeted a letter from president bush. leavenswrote to living -- legends asking what they would say to your 20-year-old self. he wrote "as you look ahead to the challenges that present, there is much to be optimistic about. those are right -- the world is ripe with opportunities. and not a be a doer critic. give life everything you have got, do not look for the easy way out. about yourself, let
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others point out your virtues. pride inod dose of your country every day. at night, thank god for your many blessings george h.w. bush." resuming here. in the meantime, some of the funeral service with the eulogy from his longtime friend and former secretary of state, james baker. james: my friends, we are here in the house of the lord to say goodbye to a man of great faith and great integrity. a truly beautiful human being. characteror his noble , his life of service, and this sweet memory as he leaves for his friends, family, and for our rightful nation. for more than 60 years, george h


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