Funeral Music

There are several opportunities to incorporate music into the Funeral Liturgy. Please select a Gathering Song (Processional), and a Preparation of the Gifts Song (Offertory), and a Communion Song (Communion), and a Closing Song (Recessional). Click on the song title to listen to an arrangement on YouTube.

Code indicates appropriate part of Mass for hymns to be placed: Processional, Offertory, Communion, Recessional. Note some Hymns are appropriate in more than one place. Example: I Am The Bread of Life is appropriate at Processional, Communion, or Recessional, you the family decide where to place. Whereas, Example: Ave Maria is only appropriate for the Offertory.

Ave Maria (O)
Abide With Me (PO)
All Creatures of Our God and King* (PR)
Amazing Grace (PO)
As the Deer Longs (OC)
Be Not Afraid (POR)
Center of My Life (OC)
Eye Has Not Seen (O)
Faith of Our Fathers (PR)
For All the Saints* (PR)
Gift of Finest Wheat* (C)
Glory and Praise to Our God (PR)
Hail Mary, Gentle Woman (O)
Here I Am, Lord (PO)
Hosea (POR)
How Great Thou Art (R)
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (OC)
I Am the Bread of Life (PCR)
I Have Loved You (OC)
I Know That My Redeemer Lives (OR)
Jerusalem, My Happy Home (O)
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (R)
Just a Closer Walk With Thee (POR)
Like a Shepherd (PO)
Lord of All Hopefulness (OC)
Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory* (R)
O God, Our Help in Ages Past OR
O Lord, I Am Not Worthy (C)
O Sacrament Most Holy (C)
On Eagle’s Wings (PO)R
Only in God (OC)
Pan De Vida (C)
Panis Angelicus (OC)
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow (R)
Prayer of St. Francis (O)
Precious Lord, Take My Hand (POR)
The Lord is My Light (OC)
Seek Ye First* (O)
Shelter Me, O God (OC)
Shepherd Me, O God (C)
Sing to the Mountains (PR)
Soon and Very Soon* (R)
Taste and See (C)
The Strife is O’er* (PR)
There is a Balm in Gilead (O)
This Alone (OC)
To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King   (PR)
We Remember  (OC)
* Hymns not sung during Lent

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I replace the Responsorial Psalm with another song? Only psalms as detailed by the readings booklet may be done. Paraphrases of sacred scripture are not permitted (e.g., Shepherd Me, O God in place of Psalm 23)

May I request a certain organist/cantor to be the musician for my loved one’s funeral? You are welcome to discuss a specific musician with Church staff. Please note the Mass may be scheduled when your preferred musician is unavailable and another musician will be used.