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Music Selections

Music Selections for the Funeral Liturgy

When our voices are united together in song we express and experience a spiritual reality. Music at the Funeral Mass is a significant feature and we sing all the parts as we do at Sunday Mass.

We have provided an additional list of appropriate hymns for you to consider. The churches ministry will call you to offer help in choosing music for appropriate times in the Mass. Parish musicians—

Cantor (Leader of Song) and instrumental—are professional musicians and are trained to sing or play at these special Liturgies. For that reason, like most churches, we do not encourage “bringing in” other musicians. If you have a friend or family member who is a musician, it may be possible to contribute a selection during the preparation rite or as a meditation after communion. This must be coordinated with the Director of Music.

Entrance Song - Please Select One

  • Come to Me
  • Gather Us Together
  • Here I am, Lord
  • I Have Loved You
  • Morning has Broken
  • On Eagles Wings

Responsorial Psalm - Please Select One

  • Ps. 23 “The Lord is my Shepherd”
  • Ps 25 “to you, O Lord, I lift my soul”
  • Ps 27 “The Lord is my Light and my salvation"
  • Ps 34 "Taste and see the goodness of the Lord"
  • Ps 42/43 "As the deer longs for running streams"
  • Ps 63 "My soul thirsts for you, Lord"
  • Ps 84 "How lovely is your dwelling place"
  • Ps 91 "Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble"
  • Ps 103 “The Lord is kind and merciful”
  • Ps 116 “I will walk in the presence of the Lord”

Presentation of Gifts—Please Select One

  • I Know That My Redeemer Lives
  • Come to Me
  • Be Not Afraid
  • Precious Lord, Take My Hand
  • Ave Maria
  • Eye Has Not Seen

Communion Hymns—Please Select One

  • One Bread, One Body
  • Blest Are They
  • Gift of Finest Wheat
  • We Remember

Meditation after Communion—Please Select One

  • Ave Maria
  • Panis Angelicus
  • Hail Mary, Gentle Woman

Song of Farewell---Please Select One

  • Song of Farewell (Ernest Sands)
  • Song of Farewell (Old Hundredth)
  • May the Angels Be Your Guide
  • Into Your Hands, Lord
  • Jesus Remember Me
  • Go in Peace

Recessional—Please Select One

  • We Walk by Faith
  • I Know That My Redeemer Lives
  • Lift High the Cross
  • How Great thou Art

Alphabetical List of Songs:

  • Amazing Grace
  • As the Deer Longs
  • Ave Maria
  • Be Not Afraid
  • Because the Lord is My Shepherd
  • Blest Are They
  • Come to Me
  • Eye Has Not Seen
  • Fly Like a Bird
  • For all the Saints
  • Gather Us Together
  • Gift of Finest Wheat
  • Give Me Jesus
  • Hail Mary, Gentle Woman
  • Here I Am, Lord
  • Hosea
  • How Can I Keep From Singing
  • How Great Thou Art
  • How Lovely is Your Dwelling Place
  • I, the Lord
  • I Am the Bread of Life
  • I Have Loved You
  • I Hear the Voice of Jesus
  • I Know that My Redeemer Lives
  • Irish Blessing
  • Lift High the Cross
  • Like a Shepard
  • Lord of All Hopefulness
  • Lord, You Have Come
  • My Shepherd, Lord
  • Now We Remain
  • O God, Our Help in Ages Past
  • On Eagles’ Wings
  • Only This I Want
  • Panis Angelicus
  • Parable
  • Prayer of St. Francis
  • Precious Lord, Take My Hand
  • Shelter Me, O God
  • Shepherd Me, O God
  • Song of Farewell
  • The King of Love My Shepherd Is
  • The Lord if My Hope
  • The Lord is My Light
  • The Lord is My Shepherd
  • Unless a Grain of Wheat
  • We Remember
  • We Walk by Faith
  • We Will Rise Again
  • Where My Father Lives
  • You Are Mine
  • You Are Near

You may have a favorite religious hymn which does not appear on this list. Please feel free to suggest it. If

possible, we will try to incorporate the song in the Funeral Liturgy.


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