Funeral service hymns provide solace, guiding mourners in collective reflection, honoring the departed, and offering a comforting and sacred atmosphere during funeral or memorial services.
Funeral Service hymns are religious songs or hymns that are typically sung or played during a funeral or memorial service. These hymns are chosen for their spiritual and comforting qualities, offering solace to mourners and providing a means to express grief, faith, and hope. It also contains lyrics that reflect themes of life, death, eternal rest, and the promise of eternal life. They are commonly derived from religious traditions such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and others. The selection of funeral hymns may vary depending on the deceased’s religious affiliation or personal preferences, and they are often performed by choirs, congregations, or musicians during the service. Funeral hymns serve as a way to honor and remember the departed, offering moments of reflection, prayer, and collective mourning in the context of a religious or spiritual framework.
Listen to A Selection of Funeral Service Hymns
Below is a collection of my favorites funeral hymns, done in a variety of renditions from everything from choir to gospel and to country.
The link includes a snippet of music from the most popular funeral hymns.
Enjoy. I hope you find comfort in the words and music of these hymns.
Traditional Organ Music
The following are the same songs, with a link to the music performed in the traditional organ music of the church.
By no means exhaustive, this selection of hymns can be found in most hymn books. However, if you know of a favorite hymn of the deceased, then you probably want to include it in the service.
- Abide With Me
- All Things Bright and Beautiful
- How Sweet The Name of Jesus Sounds
- Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory
- Nearer My God To Thee
- Oh Let Me Walk With Thee
- O Jesus, I Have Promised
- Old Rugged Cross
- O Lord My God
- Praise My Soul
- The Lord Is My Shepherd
- The Day Thou Gavest
- Alleluya! Sing To Jesus!
- Be Still My Soul
- Forever With The Lord
- God Moves In A Mysterious Way
- How Sweet The Sound of Jesus’ Name
- My Soul, There is a Country
- Rock of Ages
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Frequently Asked Question on Funeral Service Hymns
Most commonly questions asked while using funeral hymns can be :
What are funeral service hymns?
Funeral service hymns are religious songs or hymns that are sung or played during a funeral or memorial service which provide comfort, reflection, and honor for the deceased.
Why are hymns used in funeral services?
Hymns are used in funeral services to offer a spiritual and comforting element. They provide a means for mourners to express grief, and find solace, in their faith or spiritual beliefs.
How are funeral service hymns selected?
Funeral service hymns can be chosen based on the religious traditions and preferences of the deceased or their family.
Who performs funeral service hymns?
Funeral service hymns can be performed by a church choir, a soloist, or an instrumentalist. The performance may vary depending on the religious or cultural practices of the service.