music suggestions for the funeral mass

Through song and prayer we can help family and friends express sorrow, even as we hold to the Church's lasting faith in the Communion of Saints and the resurrection of the dead.


Music for the Funeral Mass may be chosen from this collection of hymns that are appropriate for a funeral liturgy. Other selections must be sacred in nature and appropriate for a Mass. Secular music and other music which is not appropriate for a Mass may be incorporated into the wake service at the funeral home.


We may be able to accommodate a request for a hymn which is not in our hymnal so long as it is in the organist's repertoire.

general hymns

Choose up to 3 to be placed in an appropriate part of the Mass. Songs marked with an asterisk (*) may not be used during Lent.

  • Abide With Me
  • Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the Holy Anthem Rise*
  • Amazing Grace
  • Ave Maria
  • Be Not Afraid
  • Be Still, My Soul
  • Be Still and Know That I Am God*
  • Be Thou My Vision
  • Blest Are They
  • Come to Me
  • Crown Him with Many Crowns
  • Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled
  • Eternal Father, Strong to Save
  • Eye Has Not Seen
  • Faith of Our Fathers
  • Fly Like A Bird
  • For All the Saints
  • Go in Peace
  • God of Our Fathers
  • Hail, Holy Queen
  • Hail Mary, Gentle Woman
  • Here, at this Table
  • Here I am, Lord
  • Hosea
  • How Great Thou Art
  • How Can I Keep From Singing
  • I Have Loved You
  • I Heard the Voice of Jesus


  • I Know That My Redeemer Lives
  • Jesus, Remember Me
  • Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
  • Let there Be Peace on Earth
  • Like a Shepherd
  • Lord of All Hopefulness
  • Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
  • Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory
  • Morning Has Broken
  • O God, Our Help in Ages Past
  • On Eagles' Wings
  • Only in God
  • Parable
  • Prayer of St. Francis
  • Precious Lord, Take My Hand
  • Shepherd Me, O God
  • Sing with All the Saints in glory
  • Softly and Tenderly
  • Soon and Very Soon*
  • The King of Love My Shepherd Is
  • The Lord Is My Light
  • The Strife is O'er*
  • These Alone Are Enough*
  • Though the Mountains May Fall
  • We Will Rise Again
  • What Wondrous Love Is This
  • Where My Father Lives*
  • You are Near

Communion Hymn

Choose 1 to be played during Communion.

  • Behold the Lamb
  • Be Still My Soul
  • Beyond the Moon and Stars
  • Bread, Blessed and Broken
  • Bread of Life
  • Come Unto Him (G. F. Handel, Messiah)

  • Eat This Bread
  • Gift of Finest Wheat
  • Give Me Jesus
  • God's Holy Gifts
  • How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place
  • I Am the Bread of Life
  • I Received the Living God
  • In the Garden
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desire (J.S. Bach)
  • Lord, Who at Thy First Eucharist
  • O How Blessed (The Beatitudes)
  • One Bread, One Body
  • One Love Released
  • Only This I Want
  • Panis Angelicus (C. Franck)
  • The Supper of the Lord
  • This Bread That We Share
  • Unless a Grain of Wheat
  • We Remember
  • We Will Rise Again
  • What Wondrous Love is This
  • You are Mine

responsorial psalms

Choose 1.

  • Psalm 19: Your Words are Spirit and Life
  • Psalm 23: (Various musical settings)
  • Psalm 25: To You, O Lord
  • Psalm 27: The Goodness of the Lord
  • Psalm 42: As the Deer Longs
  • Psalm 63: My Soul Thirsts
  • Psalm 91: Be With Me, Lord
  • Psalm 131: Like a Child Rests
  • Psalm 147: Praise the Lord Who Heals The Brokenhearted