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Music is an integral part of most funeral services whether religious or otherwise.

For religious services we can arrange soloists, organists and other musicians as required. Funeral ceremonies in Christian churches will generally be required to only have religious music and hymns during the service. A selection of suggested hymns and psalms for the Catholic Funeral Mass can be viewed below.

Non-religious and civil services can have live performed or pre-recorded music (on CD or electronic format).

A committal service in the crematorium (following a religious service in a church) provides a family with the opportunity to play an appropriate piece of non-religious music (on CD or electronic format). Live performances at the crematorium can also be arranged.

Pipers or other musicians can also be arranged for the graveside at cemetery burials.

SUGGESTED HYMNS FOR CATHOLIC FUNERALS

OPENING HYMNS

  • How Great Thou Art 
  • Christ be beside me
  • Make me a Channel of your Peace
  • Abide with me
  • Morning has broken 
  • Amazing Grace
  • Holy God we praise thy name
  • ll sing a hymn to Mary
  • Hail Queen of Heaven
  • Faith of our Fathers

RESPONSORIAL PSALMOrganist Church

  • Ps 23 The Lord is my Shepherd
  • Ps 27 The Lord is my Light
  • Ps 32 May your love be upon us
  • Ps 34 The Lord will heal the broken heart
  • Ps 41 Like the deer that yearns for running stream
  • Ps 63 My Soul is Thirsting
  • Ps 91 Be with me Lord
  • Ps 103 The Lord is kind and merciful
  • Be not afraid
  • Here I am Lord
  • On Eagles Wings
  • Yahweh I know you are near

OFFERTORY

  • Ag Chriost an Siol
  • As I kneel before you
  • Gifts of Bread and Wine
  • In bread we bring you Lord
  • Lord accept the gifts we offer
  • Take our bread we ask you
  • See us Lord about Thine Altar
  • When creation was begun
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Ave Maria (Gounod)

COMMUNION

  • Ave Verum
  • Be Still my Soul
  • Be Still for the Presence of the Lord
  • Come to Me
  • The Hiding Place (Liam Lawton)
  • I am the Bread of Life
  • I will be the Vine
  • Listen
  • Like a Shepherd
  • Laudate Dominum (Mozart
  • Panis Angelicus
  • Pie Jesu (Lloyd Webber)
  • Pie Jesu (Faure)
  • Soul of my saviour
  • Sweet Sacrament Divine
  • Sweet Heart of Jesu
  • The Clouds Veil (Liam Lawton)

RECESSIONAL

  • Going Home (Dvorak)
  • In Paradisium
  • Jesus Remember Me
  • May songs of the angels welcome you
  • Nearer my God to Thee
  • I'll walk with God
  • Queen of the May
  • Song of Farewell

This list is intended as a guideline only. There are many other hymns for funerals which are appropriate during a funeral Mass If you require further assistance please contact us or consult the Organist/Soloist.

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