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 and On Eagle’s Wings
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Here I Am Lord
The King of Love My Shepherd Is Hosea
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.
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
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
Hail Mary, Gentle Woman
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 email@example.com. Please consult with Sonya regarding any questions about music or if there is a request for a guest soloist, cantor, or instrumentalist.