Funeral Song Suggestions

Following are suggested song selections for funerals. To hear the melody, click the title. You will be redirected to public domain samples on YouTube. Because they are hosted on YouTube, you may be initially directed to an ad, many of which may be closed after a few seconds.

The songs at St. Mary will be played live by an accompanist and sung by a cantor, the Resurrection Choir, and the assembly.  Extra instrumentation has to be arranged for ahead of time. 

General Selections

These songs typically work well in a variety of places throughout the Liturgy.

Amazing Grace 

Let There Be Peace on Earth

Ave Maria 

On Eagle's Wings

Be Not Afraid 

Precious Lord 
 Christ Be Our Light  Make Me A Channel of Your Peace
(Prayer of St. Francis) 

City of God 

One Bread, One Body 

Eat This Bread 

Panis Angelicus 

Eye Has Not Seen 

Sacred Silence

For All the Saints 

Taste and See (Moore) 

Gather Us In

The Servant Song
Hail Mary; Gentle Woman

The Summons
Here I Am, Lord

Soon and Very Soon 
How Great Thou Art

We Remember
I Am the Bread of Life

We Walk By Faith
I Have Loved You 

 You Are Near
(O Lord, I Know You Are Near)
I Know That My Redeemer Lives 
(Duke Street)  
You Satisfy the Hungry Heart
(Gift of Finest Wheat) 
I Know That My Redeemer Lives
(S. Soper)
Just a Closer Walk With Thee  


Psalm 23: Shepherd Me, O God

Psalm 27: The Lord is My Light (DeBruyn) 

Psalm 103: The Lord is Kind and Merciful (Cotter)


Songs of Farewell for Final Commendation

Come to His/Her Aid  (Old Hundredth) 

Go Now in Peace, Faithful Friend of God

In Paradisum

Go Silent Friend (Irish Melody) 

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Contact Us

Jim Clauer
Director of Liturgy and Music
(414) 425-2174, ext. 239

 HollyAnn Kulmann
Administrative Assistant
to Liturgy and Music
(414) 425-2174, ext. 234