Funeral Information : Funeral Music

In times of grief and sorrow, we often turn to music as an expression of our faith – of those beliefs and hopes we sometimes cannot express in words. Whether planning the Funeral Liturgy of a loved one or pre-planning your own, the music you select can say a lot about what you, your family and loved ones believe. It can be a great source of comfort and consolation to the living. The music you select can even inspire new faith or renewed faith in the lives of your family and friends.

We hope the musical choices below will help you to select music that is both comforting and uplifting. Certain songs may be changed from one segment to another at the discretion of the Music Director. Please use this as a resource for completing the Funeral Selection Form. If you have questions, please contact our Director of Music for further help or information.

Hymns Gathering /Recessional and Preparation of the Gifts

Amazing Grace

Be Not Afraid

Blest Are They

Eye Has Not Seen

Hail Mary: Gentle Woman

How Great Thou Art

I Heard the Voice of Jesus

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

On Eagle’s Wings

Prayer of St. Francis

The Strife Is O’er

Though the Mountains May Fall

The King of Love My Shepherd Is

What Wondrous Love Is This

You Are Mine

You Are Near

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 23

Because The Lord Is My Shepherd

Like A Shepherd

Shepherd Me, O God

The Lord Is My Shepherd


Communion – Please Choose One

I Am the Bread of LIfe

Taste and See

Post-Communion Meditation Song

If you so desire, a post-communion meditation song may also be chosen.  Usually, unless the liturgy is very heavily attended, one post-communion song will suffice.  Sometimes, however, because of the length of the communion rite, more than one may be needed.  The Music Director can advise you about these choices.


Some of the most popular songs include:

Ave Maria

I, the Lord

I’ll Walk With God

Rite Of Commendation –

O Loving God