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Funeral Music Suggestions

Music Suggestions for Funeral Liturgies

(If you click on the song title, a Youtube video will come up for you to listen)

Download this form to choose music and have ready for Gayle Castellani (Pastoral Associate): Funeral Music Suggestions


Opening Song:

Be not Afraid (Dufford)               I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Soper)

Here I Am, Lord (Schutte)          Lift High the Cross (Crucifier)

Hosea (Priory)                               How Can I Keep From Singing

How Great Thou Art (Hine)        The Summons (Kelvingrove)

You Are Near (Schutte)                To You, O Lord (Alstott)


Responsorial Psalm:

I Have Loved You (Joncas)           Saints of God (Hurd)

Keep In Mind (Deiss)                     Shepherd Me, O God (Haugen)

Like a Child Rests (Walker)          To You, O Lord (Alstott)

Taste and See (Kendzia).              Taste and See (Moore Jr.)

*Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia


Hymn at the Presentation/Preparation of the Gifts:

Amazing Grace (New Britain)                 Keep In Mind (Deiss)

Be Not Afraid (Dufford)                           Prayer of St. Francis (Temple)

Fly Like a Bird (Canedo)                          Shelter Me, O God (Hurd)

Hail Mary, Gentle Woman (Landry)     The Summons (Kelvingrove)

Holy Is His Name (Talbot)                      We Remember (Haugen)

In Every Age (Whitaker)                          You Are Near (Schutte)

Irish Blessing (Fabing)                             You Are The Light (Hart)


Communion Hymn:

Ave Maria (Schubert)                               It Is Well With My Soul (Bliss)

Be Not Afraid (Dufford)                           Irish Blessing (Fabing)

Come To Us (Walton)                              On Eagles Wings (Joncas)

God With Us (Hart)                                  Panis Angelicus (Franck) 

Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Runyan)      Take, Lord, Receive (Foley)

Hosea (Priory)                                           Going Home (Dvorak)

I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan)             Gift of Finest Wheat (Kreutz)

Eye Has Not Seen (Haugen)                   To You, O Lord (Alstott)

The Supper of the Lord (Rosania)        One Bread, One Body (Talbot)

Consider the Stars                               This Is Not Forever

Do This In Memory of Me                    Healed In Christ

Closing Hymn:

Amazing Grace (New Britain)                           Let There Be Peace on Earth (Jackson)

Fly Like a Bird (Canedo)                                    O Loving God (Londonderry Air- Irish Tune)

For I Shall See You Again (Priory)                   On Eagle’s Wings (Joncas)

How Can I Keep From Singing                         Precious Lord, Take My Hand (Dorsey)

How Great Thou Art (Hine)                              Take, Lord, Receive (Foley)

I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Soper)      City of God (Schutte)

Going Home (Dvorak)                                       Sing With All the Saints in Glory (Beethoven)


*Under Diocesan direction, the use of music composed by David Haas is suspended until further notice.

* Mass Setting: Christ the Savior (Dan Schutte)

* Final Commendation- “Song of Farewell” by Ernest Sands