FUNERAL SONG LIST

Songs and hymns sung for the Mass of Christian Burial (Requiem Mass) are usually chosen by the family and the priest.  While the most popular requests are listed below, special requests can easily be accommodated.

*Please note:  Songs with “Alleluia” cannot be sung during Lent.

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HYMNS

Italics denotes: among the top ten in popularity.

  • Abide with Me (Traditional)
  • Alleluia, Alleluia! Let the Holy Anthem Rise *
  • Amazing Grace (Traditional)
  • Be Not Afraid (Dufford)
  • Bread of Life (Farell)
  • Center of My Life (Inwood)
  • Gift of Finest Wheat (Kreutz)
  • Going Home (Dvorak)
  • Here I am Lord (Schutte)
  • Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (Grosser Gott)
  • How Great Thou Art (Hine)
  • I am the Bread of Life (Toolan)
  • Jesus, Remember Me ( Farrell)
  • Old Rugged Cross, The (Traditional)
  • On Eagle’s Wings (Joncas)
  • One Bread, One Body (John Foley)
  • Only This I Want (Schutte)
  • Lord of the Dance (Traditional Shaker Tune)
  • Let There be Peace on Earth (Miller and Jackson)
  • My Shepherd is the Lord (Gelineau)
  • Make Me a Channel of Your Peace (Temple)
  • May Choirs of Angels (sung to “Danny Boy”)
  • Morning Has Broken (Farjeon)
  • Old Rugged Cross, The (Traditional)
  • On Eagle’s Wings (Joncas)
  • One Bread, One Body (John Foley)
  • Only This I Want (Schutte)
  • Prayer of St. Francis (Temple)
  • Shall We Gather at the River (Traditional, Lowry)
  • Shepherd Me O God (Haugen)
  • Sing With All the Saints in Glory (Beethoven)
  • Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling (Thompson)
  • Song of Farewell (Sands)
  • Strife is O’er, The (Palestrina)*
  • This is My Song (Sibelius)
  • Unless of Grain of Wheat (Hurd)
  • You are Mine (Haas)
  • You are Near (Schutte)

RESPONSORIAL PSALMS

  • Psalm 23:  My Shepherd is the Lord (Gelineau)
  • Palm 23:  Shepherd Me O God (Haugen)
  • Psalm 25:  To You O Lord I Life My Soul (Haugen)
  • Psalm 27:  The Lord is My Light and My Salvation (Haas)
  • Psalm 103:  The Lord is Kind and Merciful (Haugen)

FUNERAL REFLECTIONS

  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Lady of Knock (Irish Traditional)
  • Mother at Your Feet is Kneeling
  • Pie Jesu (from Weber Requiem)
  • Pie Jesu (from Fauré Requiem)