Music

Music Suggestions for Funerals

Funeral Liturgies with the Celebration of the Mass require five songs. If the service is outside of the Eucharistic Liturgy, there is a need for three songs: The Gathering, Psalm, and Sending Forth. Please note, at a Funeral Liturgy, the only appropriate place to use the hymns of Mary (indicated by an *) is at the Preparation of the Gifts.

Please note, at a Funeral Liturgy, the only appropriate place to use the hymns of Mary (indicated by an *) is at the Preparation of the Gifts.

Gathering Songs

Alleluia, Sing to Jesus
Amazing Grace
Be Not Afraid
Blest Are They
Do Not Fear to Hope
Eye Has Not Seen
Here I Am, Lord
Jerusalem, My Destiny
Walk in the Reign
We Believe in God
You Are Mine

Psalms (chanted reponses)

Psalm 23-The Lord is My Shepherd; There’s Nothing I Shall Want
Psalm 25-To You, O Lord, I Lift My Soul
Psalm 27-The Lord is My Light and My Salvation
Psalm 63-My Soul is Thirsting for You, O Lord My God
Psalm 103-The Lord is Kind and Merciful
Psalm 116-I Will Walk in the Presence of the Lord in the Land of the Living
Psalm 122-Let Us Go Rejoicing to the House of the Lord

Preparation of the Gifts/Communion (Choose 2)

Alleluia, Sing to Jesus
All Who Hunger
Amazing Grace
*Ave Maria (Schubert or Bach/Gounod)
Be Not Afraid
Behold the Lamb of God
Blest Are They
Bread of Life
Covenant Hymn
Do Not Fear to Hope
Eucharistic Litany
Eye Has Not Seen
*Hail Mary: Gentle Woman
Healer of My Soul
Here I Am
Here I Am, Lord
*Holy is His Name
How Great Thou Art
I Am the Bread of Life (Talbot or Toolan)
I Am the Bread of Life
I Have Loved You
In Remembrance of You
I, the Lord
I Will Choose Christ
Jerusalem, My Destiny
Make Us A Eucharistic People
My Life is in Your Hands
O, The Love of God
On Eagle's Wings
Pan De Vida
Panis Angelicus
Prayer of St. Francis (Make Me a Channel of Your Peace)
Reason to Live
Restless is the Heart
Peace Prayer
*Salve Regina
Take Lord, Receive
Taste and See
The King of Love My Shepherd Is
This is Jesus
Unless a Grain of Wheat (Hurd)
Walk in the Reign
We Have Been Told
We Shall Rise Again
We Will Want No More
You Alone Are all I Need
You Are Mine
You Are Near

Sending Forth

Alleluia, Sing to Jesus
Amazing Grace
Do Not Fear to Hope
How Great Thou Art
Jerusalem, My Destiny
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
O God Our Help in Ages Past (Traditional)
On Eagles Wings
Walk in the Reign
We Walk by Faith