Funeral Music

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Funeral Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Canticles

Below, you will find links to recordings of various hymns, etc. for funerals.

Many of the links will take you to professional recordings on YouTube or Spotify. (You don't need accounts to listen on either platform).

Some will take you to "amateur" recordings hosted on another site.

A CD will be available soon.

Entrance Hymns are below, followed by Psalms, Offertory, Communion, and Recessional.

If a link doesn't work, it probably means that a recording does not yet exist but will be coming soon!

Some of the recordings may have verses that don't exist in the printed version found in the planning booklet. They may also skip a verse or two, or there might be slight word differences. We will sing the version in the booklet.

Click here to view the planning booklet.

Entrance Hymns

  1. Come to Me, O Weary Traveler
  2. For the Beauty of the Earth
  3. God of Love, Whose Mercies
  4. Grant Them Eternal Rest
  5. I Call You To My Father's House
  6. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
  7. I Know that My Redeemer Lives, That I Shall Rise Again
  8. Lord of All Hopefulness
  9. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service
  10. Sing With All the Saints in Glory
  11. The King of Love, My Shepherd Is
  12. The Lord is My Hope


Psalm Settings

B-1 Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.
B-2 Psalm 23 Though I walk in the valley of darkness, I fear no evil, for you are with me.
B-3 Psalm 25 To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.
B-4 Psalm 25 No one who waits for you, O Lord, will ever be put to shame.
B-5 Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation. 
B-6 Psalm 27 I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
B-7 Psalm 42 My soul is thirsting for the Lord; when shall I see him face to face?
B-8 Psalm 63 My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord, my God.
B-9 Psalm 103 The Lord is kind and merciful.
B-10 Psalm 103 The salvation of the just comes from the Lord.
B-11 Psalm 116 I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.
B-12 Psalm 122 Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
B-13 Psalm 130 Out of the depths, I cry to you, Lord.
B-14 Psalm 130 I hope in the Lord, I trust in his word.
B-15 Psalm 143 O Lord, hear my prayer.


Offertory Hymns

  1. Be Not Afraid
  2. In Every Age
  3. In the Arms of the Shepherd
  4. Jesus, Remember Me
  5. Lead, Kindly Light
  6. Life is Changed, Not Ended
  7. Prayer of St. Francis
  8. O God, You Search Me
  9. On Eagle’s Wings
  10. The Clouds' Veil
  11. There is a Longing
  12. You Are Near


Communion Hymns

  1. Center of My Life
  2. Eat This Bread
  3. Eye Has Not Seen
  4. Gift of Finest Wheat
  5. I Am the Bread of Life
  6. I Will Be the Vine
  7. Lux Aeterna Litany
  8. One Bread, One Body 
  9. Peace Be With Those
  10. Shepherd Me, O God
  11. Unless a Grain of Wheat
  12. We Remember


Recessional Hymns

  1. Alleluia, Sing to Jesus
  2. For All the Saints
  3. Go in Peace
  4. Holy God, We Praise Thy Name
  5. I Know that My Redeemer Lives
  6. Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
  7. May the Road Rise to Meet You
  8. O God, Beyond All Praising
  9. The Hand of God Shall Hold You
  10. The Strife is O’er
  11. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
  12. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones


Other Hymns

The following hymns were offered in earlier versions of the funeral planning booklet but were removed from the current revision. 

  1. All Creatures of Our God and King (entrance or recessional)
  2. Dwellers in the Holy City (entrance or recessional)
  3. If Christ Had Not Been Raised (entrance)
  4. Like a Shepherd (offertory)
  5. Saints and Beloved of God (offertory)
  6. In the Breaking of the Bread (communion)
  7. Take and Eat (communion)
  8. Taste and See (communion)