Music for the Funeral Rite

Music is integral to the funeral rite.  It allows the community to express convictions and feelings that words alone may fail to convey.  It has the power to console and uplift the mourners and to strengthen the unity of the assembly in faith and love.  Great care should be taken in choosing music for the various parts of the funeral rite.  The Director of Music can aid you in your music selections.  Following is a list of choices to aid you in your preparation.

Amazing Grace
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod or Schubert)
Be Not Afraid
Because the Lord Is My Shepherd
Blest Are They
Come to Me
Eat This Bread
Eye Has Not Seen
For All the Saints
Here I Am, Lord
How Great Thou Art
I Am the Bread of Life
I Know that My Redeemer Lives
In Paradisum
Jerusalem, My Happy Home
Jesus, Remember Me
Keep in Mind
Like A Shepherd
O Loving God
On Eagle’s Wings
One Bread, One Body
Only This I Want
Prayer of Saint Francis
Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Shelter Me, O God
Shepherd Me, O God
Sing With All the Saints in Glory
Song of Farewell (OLD HUNDREDTH)
The King of Love My Shepherd Is
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Alstott)
The Strife Is O’er
The Supper of the Lord
We Walk by Faith
You Are Mine
You Are Near