Funeral Music Guide

Firstly, my sincere sympathy to you and your loved ones if you are viewing this page having lost a loved one passed from this world to God. It is most often a painful time when we appreciate the warmth of those who love us and the consolation their company brings.

Music is a powerful gift from God which soothes our souls at a time like this. 

I'm dedicated to providing you and your loved ones with quality music which I pray and hope will be the warmth of the heart of God to you at this time of grieving.

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To guide you through the music to be provided at the funeral:

There are several parts of the Mass which usually have music:

1. Entrance,

2. Responsorial psalm (between the 2 readings),

3. Offerfory; presentation of the gifts,

4. Communion (usually 2 hymns),

5. Farewell,

6. Recessional,

7. Organ instrumental.

{There are also various Mass parts if you would like them sung, such as the Gospel Acclamation, Sanctus, Memorial Acclamation, Agnus Dei}.

Here's a recommended list (as a sample) for each of the 7 above:

1. Entrance: Abide with me, Amazing Grace, Be Not Afraid, Be Still My Soul, I Watch the Sunrise, Lead Kindly Light, Now the Green Blade Riseth, O Comfort My People.

2. Responsorial psalm: Be Not Afraid, Cry of the Poor, Eagles Wings, Here I Am Lord, How Great Thou Art, Like A Shepherd He Feeds His Flock, The Lord is My Shepherd.

3. Offertory: Ag Criost an Siol, All That I Am, Gifts of Bread and Wine, I Am The Bread of Life, In Bread We Bring You Lord.

4. Communion: Ave Maria (Schubert/Gounod/Caccini), Hiding Place, Listen, Make Me A Channel of Your Peace, Panis Angelicus, Soul of My Saviour, The Cloud's Veil, Yahweh,I Know You Are Near.

5. Farewell: Song of Farewell (Receive His/Her Soul).

6. Recessional: Angels Guard Thee, At the End of the Day, God Be With You Till We Meet Again, Going Home, I'll Walk With God, Lady of Knock, Nearer My God to Thee.

7. Instrumental: Jesu,Joy of Man's Desiring, Jerusalem (The Holy City).

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