Nowadays all sorts of songs for
funerals are chosen. It doesn't have to be a traditional hymn. What
was your loved one's favourite tune? Only close family will
know. Was it “Kumbaya my Lord” from youth camping holidays or
“What a wonderful world”? My nephew played the "Pink Panther" theme on his saxophone and we had some jazz at the end of the service for my husband, as it was what he loved.
“All things must pass” by George Harrison was also sung by my son and a great friend. Try to make it as personal as you can. A special meaningful song that they would have enjoyed. It can be celebratory, or just a song which has important memories. Here are some ideas to perhaps jog your memory, but do try to chose something that will make it a special goodbye.
If you can sing the song, or have someone who can sing the song for you, that is better still. It can be really hard to sing when you are full of emotion, but you will be happy that you did.
Otherwise, most funeral homes and crematoriums have music sound systems these days and even some churches will have them. You can play it safe and have the music on a sound system for support, but sing along with it.
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