Music during the funeral service

Music is an integral part of most funeral ceremonies and can vary greatly within the different traditions of the Church. We will arrange the appropriate music, soloists, and musicians as preferred by the family to comply with normal Church practice.

Music during the cremation service

When a service for cremation is to take place, whether it follows a traditional church service, or when it is the main service families may wish to bring a CD to the crematorium chapel to be played. We will liaise with the relevant crematorium to co-ordinate this if you wish.

This music can be non-religious to reflect a favourite song or piece of music of the deceased. Soloists and musicians can play music if required.

Music Selection

A list of hymns suitable for any mass/service will help you to decide on appropriate hymns and songs.

Soloists/Musicians

We can also help you to source musicians or soloists for any service.

 

HYMN SELECTION

OPENING HYMNS

  • How Great Thou Art
  • Christ be beside me
  • Make me a Channel of your Peace
  • Abide with me
  • Morning has broken
  • Amazing Grace
  • Holy God we praise thy name
  • I’ll sing a hymn to Mary
  • Faith of Our Fathers
  • When creation was begun
  • Hail Queen of Heaven

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

  • On Eagles Wings
  • The Lord is my Shepherd
  • Be not afraid
  • Yahweh I know you are near
  • The Lord will heal the broken heart
  • Here I am Lord
  • Like a shepherd
  • Like the deer that yearns for running stream
  • May your love be upon us
  • Out of the depths
    Listen
  • O the Word of my Lord

OFFERTORY

  • I am the Bread of Life
  • As I kneel before you
  • Gifts of Bread and Wine
  • Ag Chriost an Siol
  • In bread we bring you Lord
  • Lord accept the gifts we offer
  • Take our bread we ask you
  • Lay your hands gently upon us
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Ave Maria (Gounod)
  • I will never forget you my people
  • Queen of the May

COMMUNION

  • Be Still my Soul
  • Panis Angelicus
  • Laudate Dominum (Mozart)
  • Pie Jesu (Lloyd Webber)
  • Pie Jesu (Fauré)
  • Jesu Joy of man’s desiring
  • Soul of my saviour
  • Sweet Sacrament Divine
  • The Clouds Veil (Liam Lawton)
  • The Hiding Place (Liam Lawton)
  • Sweet Heart of Jesus

RECESSIONAL

  • Jesus Remember Me
  • I’ll walk with God
  • Going Home (Dvorak)
  • I’m on a journey, I’m going home
  • May songs of the angels welcome you
  • Nearer my God to Thee
  • Queen of the May
  • There is a place (Liam Lawton)

This list is intended as a guideline only. There are many other hymns which are appropriate during a funeral mass/service.