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Funeral Preparation - Music Suggestions

The funeral liturgy at our collaborative parishes celebrates the Paschal Mystery and the Christian belief in life everlasting through Word, Sacrament and music. Specific music requests (outside of those listed here) may be honored if the selections express the resurrection of Jesus and the hope of everlasting life. Secular or popular music (i.e. "Wind Beneath My Wings," "You Raise Me Up," etc.) is inappropriate at the funeral Mass since its message does not share the Christian vision of eternal life. It’s best to use these selections at the funeral home or cemetery.

The funeral Mass, as with all liturgies, is a communal celebration. Therefore, hymns and acclamations sung by the entire assembly must be given much consideration.

Songs, hymns and psalms may be selected from the parishes' songbooks, as well as from other liturgical sources. Below is a list of suggestions for your consideration, followed by suggestions uniques to each collaborative parish.

Common Repertoire

  SA/SM SH

Hymn Number and Title
(SA/SM=St. Ann/St. Mary  SH=Sacred Heart)

 

Gathering Song:

731
462
402
443
547
688
467
635

949
724
663
688
613
955
712
856

Responsorial Psalm**:

489
464
744
457
400
751
334
620
765
----
783
436
----
----
----
----

679
717
34
35
39
41
45
47
57
58
65
691
75
80
87
89

Psalm 16 - Center of My Life
Psalm 16 - Shelter Me, O God
Psalm 23 - My Shepherd Is the Lord
Psalm 23 - Shepherd Me, O God
Psalm 25 - To You, O Lord
Psalm 27 - The Lord Is My Light
Psalm 34 - Taste and See
Psalm 34 - The Cry of the Poor
Psalm 63 - My Soul Is Thirsting
Psalm 63 - Your Love Is Finer Than Life
Psalm 91 - Be With Me
Psalm 91 - On Eagle’s Wings
Psalm 103 - The Lord Is Kind and Merciful
Psalm 116 - In the Land of the Living (The Name of God)
Psalm 130 - With the Lord There Is Mercy
Psalm 131 - In You, O Lord

Preparation of the Gifts: ----
431
461
603
600
368
523
386
496
----
683
728
588
593
----
828
751
680
Communion Song: 338
629
336
363
324
----
675
507
----
360
334
506
497
494
----
456
434
939
735
941
945
918
----
646
785
----
950
930
783
784
681
586
721
695
Procession to the Place of Committal: ----
826
570
681
537
487
722
424
827
160
543
611
563
718

980
974
727
978
611
677
884
578
977
540
614
539
525
882

*This song is a traditional Celtic melody and/or text
**Psalms also may be sung in place of hymns anywhere during the funeral liturgy.

Additional Repertoire for Specific Parishes
 

Saint Mary

 

 Sacred Heart

Adoro Te Devote
Adore Te, O Panis Coelice
Anima Christi (Dobici)
As I Kneel Before You
Ave Maria (Arcadelt)
Ave Maris Stella (Piel)
Because the Lord Is My Shepherd
Hail Queen of Heaven
Help, Lord the Souls Which Thou Hast Made
Heart of Jesus, Hear
I Need Thee, Precious Jesus
In Lux Aeternam
In Paradisum
Jesu, Dulcis Memoria
Jesus, Jesus Come to Me
Jesus, Lord
Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
Mother at Your Feet Is Kneeling
O God, You Search Me
O Jesus, We Adore Thee
O Lord, I Am Not Worthy
Out of the Depths
Parable
Pie Jesu (Faure)
Pie Jesu (Webber)
Psalm 42 - Like the deer that longs…
Requiem Aeternam
Requiem Introit (Latin)
Softly and Tenderly
Soul of My Savior
Sweet Sacrament Divine
To Jesus’ Heart All-Burning
Ubi Caritas

 

 

 


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