Here is some suggested music that is appropriate for the Funeral Mass. You’ll find hymnal numbers beside those hymns in our parish’s hymnal, Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition. Pieces without numbers listed are not part of the hymnal, but recordings can be found in the YouTube playlist at the bottom of this page. Please contact the music director with any questions.

Gathering Hymns

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (594)
Amazing Grace (586)
Be Not Afraid (596)
Come to Me, O Weary Traveler (630)
Fairest Lord Jesus
For All the Saints (791)
How Great Thou Art (496)
I Know That My Redeemer Lives (454)
In the Garden
Just A Closer Walk with Thee
Lord of All Hopefulness (560)
May Choirs of Angels/In Paradisum (865)
O God, Our Help in Ages Past (588)
The Kind of Love My Shepherd Is (631)
The Sweet By and By
We Walk by Faith (583)

Responsorial Psalms

Psalm 23: Shepherd Me, O God (23)
Psalm 25: To You, I Lift My Soul (28)
Psalm 27: The Lord is My Light (29)
Psalm 40: Here I Am (35)
Psalm 63: My Soul Is Thirsting (63)
Psalm 103: The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (59)
Psalm 122: Let Us Go Rejoicing (68)

Presentation of the Gifts

Ave Maria (Schubert)
Eye Has Not Seen (616)
Hosea (405)
In the Garden
It Is Well with My Soul
Jesus, Lead the Way (632)
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Nearer My God to Thee
Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior
Prayer of Peace (720)
Prayer of St. Francis (721)
Precious Lord, Take My Hand (847)
Shelter Me, O God (634)
The Old Rugged Cross
The Summons (687)
The Sweet By and By
There Is a Place (869)
You Are Mine (627)
We Walk by Faith (583)
With a Shepherd’s Care (628)

Communion Hymns

Blest Are They (636)
Draw Near (829)
Eye Has Not Seen (616)
I am the Bread of Life (822)
Lord, When You Came (678)
Now We Remain (696)
One Bread, One Body (813)
On Eagles Wings (593)
Panis Angelicus
Taste and See (827)
Take and Eat (812)
We Remember (579)
We Have Been Told (694)
You Satisfy the Hungry Heart (816)

Meditation

Amazing Grace (589)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Hail Mary: Gentle Woman (779)
In the Garden
Lady of Knock
Panis Angelicus
Serdeczna Matko

Final Commendation

Jesus Remember Me (422)
May Holy Angels Lead You into Paradise (861)
May Holy Angels Lead You into Paradise (122)
Nearer My God to Thee
Song of Farewell (120)
The Hand of God Shall Hold You (862)

Closing Hymns

Amazing Grace (586)
Be Not Afraid (596)
How Can I Keep from Singing? (598)
How Great Thou Art (496)
In the Garden
It Is Well with My Soul
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Let There Be Peace on Earth (723)
Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory (759)
On Eagles Wings (593)
Precious Lord, Take My Hand (847)
The Old Rugged Cross
You Are Mine (627)

Contemporary Selections

(Contemporary Selections are appropriate for use during the Presentation, Communion, and Mediation Hymns)
Death No More – David Haas
Fly Like a Bird – Ken Canedo
I Can Only Imagine – Bart Millard
Into the Quiet – Liam Lawton/Christ de Silva
May the Road Rise to Meet You – Lori True
Open the Eyes of My Heart – Paul Baloche
The Guardian’s Farewell – David Haas
The Prayer – Sager/Foster

Please click on the three lines in the left upper corner for a drop-down menu of all the pieces listed above. By scrolling through list, you will find recordings of the pieces for your reference as you pick out pieces for the service. Please contact our Music Director with any questions.

YouTube Playlist