Choosing the Right Funeral Songs

Making decisions related to a funeral service is a very personal process. From where to hold the services to choosing someone to deliver the eulogy, there are many parts that make up the service. However, the funeral songs are the piece that can really set the tone of the day. Will you choose somber hymns or uplifting songs? Classic pieces or contemporary? There are plenty of options to choose from.

Christian Funeral Songs

The most obvious choice when picking songs for a funeral is to go with the standard hymns. Many people prefer this option and can easily pick out a few hymns that are suited for a somber event. A church’s music director can be extremely helpful in this decision. There are also many contemporary Christian songs that are fitting for a funeral if hymns aren’t your style.

 

Hymns for Funerals:

1.    Amazing Grace

2.    All Things Bright and Beautiful

3.    To Everything, There is a Season

Christian Songs for Funerals:

1.    All My Tears by Julie Miller

2.    I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me

3.    Save a Place for Me by Matthew West

Country Funeral Songs

There is no reason to feel restricted to one genre when choosing funeral songs. There are many country songs that are appropriate for a funeral. If country music is fitting for the personality of the deceased, why not include country funeral songs into the service?

 

Country Songs for Funerals:

1.    Believe by Brooks & Dunn

2.    Who You’d Be Today by Kenny Chesney

3.    One More Day by Diamond Rio

Popular Funeral Songs

If your loved one wasn’t particularly religious, you may choose not to use traditional hymns. You may even want to lift the mood by choosing a more upbeat song. What would your friend or family member have wanted if they were to choose the music? Let that be your guide when deciding on a list of songs. There are a few mainstream song choices that are often used during funeral services.

 

Popular Songs for Funerals:

1.    Beautiful Day by U2

2.    I Will Remember You by Sarah McLaughlin

3.    Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton

Make It Personal

A funeral is a celebration of the life of a loved one. What better way to honor them than by choosing one of their favorite songs or a song by their favorite band to play during the funeral service? It may be unexpected, but it might also be the most fitting choice. The best funeral songs will have personal meaning. 

Comments

Phillip 10/4/13 8:28am
Hi Evan,

Your song suggestions are great! I also have list of songs by christian artists that are also good to sing in funerals.

They can be found at musicplusfaith.com/top-10-christian-funeral-songs/‎
Tonilooll 8/29/13 7:50pm
Funeral poems are very complicated because you don't want to say where that person has gone or will go. I remember my aunt had a relative write her's for her funeral but told the young lady to speak truthfully. She wasn't all that perfect and spotless. It was a nice poem and very true to who she was as a person. The best thing about it was that it spoke truth and it went over very well.
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Tips For Choosing Funeral Songs

A funeral is a celebration of the life of a loved one. What better way to honor them than by choosing one of their favorite songs or a song by their favorite band to play during the funeral service? It may be unexpected, but it might also be the most fitting choice. The best funeral songs will have personal meaning.