Funeral Hymns for a Special Goodbye

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We have put together a selection of the most popular funeral hymns as well as the ones we particularly like. 

Before you can decide on which funeral music to choose, the most important decision is what sort of service you want. Is it to be a formal church service funeral or is it to be a celebration of your loved ones life in a more informal setting?

Sit quietly and make your decisions on what sort of service best suits your family's needs. Then your minister or celebrant will give you all the guidance you need.

Do choose your loved ones favourite music. This is so personal and for the family of the deceased to decide. My father loved to sing “The Old Wooden Cross” - he rarely went to church, but that was what my brother chose at his service. Sometimes your loved one may have left instructions as to what they would like played at their service.

The seasons can also influence what music is chosen whether it be Christmas time and favourite carols sung or Easter hymns. Farmers love the harvest festival hymns. Fishermen have their favourite hymns too.

List of Favourite Funeral Hymns

  • Abide with me
  • The Holy City
  • Jerusalem
  • Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
  • Amazing Grace
  • For all the Saints
  • He who would valiant be
  • Lord of all hopefulness
  • Lord of the Dance
  • Love divine all loves excelling
  • Morning has broken
  • Nearer my God to thee
  • Make me a channel of thy peace
  • The King of love my shepherd is
  • The Lord's my Shepherd
  • The old rugged cross
  • There is a green hill far away
  • You Raise Me Up

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The list is endless and we are sure you will find something very suitable for your loved ones tastes - they would have been proud of your efforts.  

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Related Pages: 

Popular Songs for Funerals

Choral and Instrumental Music for Funerals

How to Stay Calm at a Funeral

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