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Songs for a Funeral

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Use these songs for a funeral service, memorial service or to add a special touch to your online memorial tribute. Once you know the name and artist of a song, it is easy to find the song online. You can use iTunes or another online music store if you need to purchase the music.
You can also just use a YouTube video of the song for your memorial tribute. The videos featured on our playlist have beautiful scenery, inspiring images and lyrics. They will really add a lot to your online memorial.
If you cannot find a video you like on our playlist, try this list of funeral songs.

Top Funeral Songs of All Time

• Amazing Grace
• Memories – Elvis Presley
• Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
• Candle in the Wind – Elton John
• Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
• Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
• Angel – Sarah McLachlan
• I will Remember You – Sarah McLachlan
• I will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
• You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder
• Celebrate Me Home – Kenny Loggins
• Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross
• Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx
• Mother I Miss You – John Tesh, Dalia Reid and Leroy Ried

Christian Funeral Songs

• He Was Walking Her Home – Mark Shultz
• Homesick – MercyMe
• I Can Only Imagine – MercyMe
• Goodbye for Now – Kathy Troccoli
• Comforter – CeCe Winans
• I Will Rise – Chris Tomlin
• No More Pain – Point of Grace
• With Hope – Steven Curtis Chapman
• Cry Out to Jesus – Third Day
• Dancing with the Angels – Monk and Neagle
There are also many hymns that are have been popular funeral songs for many decades. Such as: Be Thou My Vison, Abide with Me, Amazing Grace and Blessed Assurance.

Catholic Funeral Songs

Music is suppose to be in accordance with the Holy Mass. Secular music is allowed during Mass but maybe after Communion, but you’d have to consult the priest or the liturgical coordinator at your parish. There needs to be music selected for the opening hymn, a song for offertory, and a communion song.
Here are some common Catholic funeral songs:

• Now Thank We All Our God
• Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Quiet
• Ave Maria
• Lord of all Hopefulness
• Shepherd Me O God
• Salve Regina
• The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Modern Funeral Songs

• I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy and Faith Evans
• Everybody Hurts – REM
• My Immortal – Evanessence
• A Song for Mama – Boyz II Men
• When You’re Gone – Avril Lavigne
• Slipped Away – Avril Lavigne
• Someone’s Watching Over Me – Hilary Duff
• Shadow of the Day – Linkin Park
• Hero – Mariah Carey
• Beloved Wife – Natalie Merchant
• Childhood Dreams – Nelly Furtado
• Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
• Who Knew – Pink
• Beautiful Day – U2

Country Funeral Songs

• Believe – Brooks and Dunn
• Annie’s Song – John Denver
• I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Mark Chesnutt
• The Dreaming Fields – Trisha Yearwood (beautiful song to remember grandparents)
• Looking Through Your Eyes – Leann Rimes
• There you’ll be – Faith Hill
• I miss my friend – Darryl Worley
• Can You Hear Me When I Talk to You – Ashley Gearing
• Ships of Heaven – Blackhawk
• Landslide – Dixie Chicks