Suggested Music for a Funeral Liturgy

Suggested Music for the Mass of Christian Burial
Music during the Mass of Christian Burial can evoke emotions, stir memories, and provide consolation during
this time of mourning. Your loved one may have had favorite songs you know he or she would want for the
funeral. Our music director and the Resurrection Choir will provide the singing and accompaniment unless
other arrangements are made with the director. The responsorial psalm, Mass settings and Song of Farewell for
the final commendation are usually chosen by the music director. Please choose four songs: opening,
preparation of the gifts, communion and recessional. There are suggestions below, but you may also choose
from others in the hymnal. The pastoral associate can assist you with choosing music and where to place each
in the Mass.
Traditional Hymns
All Is Well with my Soul
All Creatures of our God and King
Amazing Grace
Ave Maria
For all the Saints
How Great Thou Art
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
I Know that my Redeemer Lives (Duke Street)
Lord of all Hopefulness
O God, our Help in Ages Past
Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
The King of Love my Shepherd Is
There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
The Strife is O’er
What Wondrous Love is This
Other Songs
Be Not Afraid
Blest Are They
Eye Has Not Seen
Here I Am Lord
I Am the Bread of Life
I Know that my Redeemer Lives (Soper)
Let There Be Peace on Earth
On Eagles’ Wings
Prayer of St. Francis
Shepherd Me O God
This Alone
To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King
You Are Mine
Advent Season
Beyond the Moon and Stars
Creator of the Stars of Night
O Come, Divine Messiah
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
On Jordan’s Bank
Soon and Very Soon
Christmas Season
Away in a Manger
Good Christian Friends Rejoice
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Silent Night
Easter Season
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia No. 1
Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Jesus Christ is Risen Today
Jesus is Risen
Ye Sons and Daughters
For Those Who Served Our Country
Eternal Father, Strong to Save
God of our Fathers
This is my Song