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
  • Blest Are They
  • Come to Me
  • Crown Him with Many Crowns
  • Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled
  • Eye Has Not Seen
  • For All the Saints
  • Go in Peace
  • Hail Mary, Gentle Woman
  • Here, at this Table
  • Here I am, Lord
  • Hosea


  • How Great Thou Art
  • 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
  • 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
  • Softly and Tenderly
  • Soon and Very Soon*
  • The Lord Is My Light
  • The Strife is O'er*
  • Though the Mountains May Fall

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
  • Eat This Bread
  • Gift of Finest Wheat
  • God's Holy Gifts
  • I Am the Bread of Life
  • I Received the Living God
  • In the Garden
  • One Bread, One Body
  • One Love Released
  • Only This I Want
  • The Supper of the Lord
  • This Bread That We Share
  • 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