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Music for Funerals

Music for the Order of Christian Funerals

Music is integral to the Funeral rites. It allows the community to express convictions and feelings that word alone may fail to convey. It has the power to console and uplift the mourners and to strengthen the unity of the assembly in faith and love. The texts of the songs chosen for a particular celebration should express the paschal mystery of the Lord’s suffering, death, and triumph over death and should be related to the readings from Scripture. (The Order of Christian Funerals No.30).


There’s A Wideness in God’s Mercy 

On Eagle’s Wings

I Heard the Voice of Jesus

Here I Am Lord

The King of Love My Shepherd Is



Ps.23: 1-3, 4, 5, 6   The Lord is my Shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

Ps.25: 6 and 7b, 17-18, 20-21   To You, O Lord, I lift my soul.

Ps. 27: 1, 4, 7, and 8b and 9a, 13-14   The Lord is my light and my salvation.

Ps.63: 2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9   My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.

Ps.103: 8 and 10, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18   The Lord is kind and merciful.

Ps.116: 5, 6 10-11, 15-16ac   I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

Ps.122: 1-2, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9   Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

Ps. 130: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6ab, 6c-7, 8  Out of the depths, I cry to you, Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest, says the Lord.

I am the way, the truth and the life says the Lord; no one comes to the Father, except through me. 

I am the Resurrection and the life, says the Lord; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will never die.

My sheep hear my voice says the Lord.  I know them and they follow me.

Presentation of the Gifts:

I Know That My Redeemer Lives          Come To Me

The Lord Is My Light                              Eye Has Not Seen

Because The Lord Is My Shepherd        You Are Mine

Remember Your Love                             Be Not Afraid

I Have Loved You                                   Amazing Grace

Prayer Of Saint Francis                          Abide With Me


Communion Processional:

One Love Released                                    I Am The Bread Of Life

Gift of Finest Wheat                                  Panis Angelicus

O Lord I Am Not Worthy                          Behold The Lamb

Bread of Angels Taste And See


Ave Maria        

Hail Mary, Gentle Woman     

O Sanctissima

Be Still, My Soul          

It Is Well With My Soul      


I Know That My Redeemer Lives

The Strife Is O’Er

Alleluia! Alleluia! Let The Holy Anthem Rise

Let There Be Peace On Earth

How Great Thou Art

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Sing With All The Saints In Glory

Please contact Sonya Novak who coordinates the music ministry for funerals with your selections as soon as possible.  Sonya can be reached at 267-577-7475 or  Please consult with Sonya regarding any questions about music or if there is a request for a guest soloist, cantor, or instrumentalist.

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