Music for a Funeral:

There are opportunities for creativity at a Funeral, since there are no hard & fast rules about musical styles or specific hymns. But care must be taken to stay within the spirit of the liturgy. Catholic funeral music includes 5-6 hymns/songs:

  1. Entrance Hymn
  2. Responsorial Psalm (optional in place of a reading)
  3. Offertory Hymn
  4. Communion Hymn
  5. Thanksgiving Hymn
  6. Recessional Hymn

There is the possibility to have a ‘Favourite’ song of the deceased for either entrance or exit – this we can help you place the hymns & songs in an appropriate order.

When you’ve completed choosing your music, remember to fill in the booking form with all the details for your wedding.

Below are some suggestions for liturgically appropriate funeral music:

Great ideas for Responsorial Psalm:

Amazing Grace
A Trusting Psalm
Hosea (Come Back To Me)
I Will Never Forget You
Make Me A Channel
The Lord’s My Shepherd (Crimond)
The Lord Is My Shepherd
The Power Of Your Love

Great ideas for Offertory:

Come As You Are
Come To The Water
Hear O Lord
Here I Am Lord
Lay Your Hands
One Bread One Body
Share In The Bread

Other Hymns to choose from:

Abide With Me
Amazing Grace
A Trusting Psalm
Ave Maria
Be Not Afraid
Be Still & Know
Beyond The Sunset
Breathe On Me Breath Of God
Con Te Partiro (CD played only)
Come As You Are
Come To The Water
Christ Be Our Light
Eagle’s Wings
Feed Me Jesus
Gentle Woman
Gentle As Silence
Galilee Song
Hear O Lord
Here I Am Lord
Hosea (Come Back To Me)
How Great Thou Art
Holy Ground
I Give You My Heart
I Will Never Forget You
Into Your Hands
Jesus I Adore You
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Just Let Me Say
Lay Your Hands
Make Me A Channel
May Yahweh Bless You
Nearer My God To Thee
On Eagle’s Wings
One Bread One Body
One Day At A Time
Only A Shadow
Prodigal Son
Rock Of Ages
Share In The Bread
Shout To The Lord
Strong & Constant
Summoned By Love
The Greatest Thing
The Lord’s My Shepherd (Crimond)
The Lord Is My Shepherd
Tears From Heaven
The Power Of Your Love
Trinity Song
We’ll Meet Again
Whispering Hope
Will You Love Me
Yahweh I Know You Are Near
You Raise Me Up

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