Angel On The Breeze

A beautiful song written by a father after the suicide of his daughter.

Vicky from Darwin died after taking an overdose following two years of desperately searching for a job. The 21-year-old, with 10 GCSEs and three A-levels, died a day after she had received another rejection letter following a recent job interview.

Her father has written this song in Vicki’s memory and he sent it to me with the hope that others will find comfort with his words and music.

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Songs Played At Funerals

Songs played at funerals can help express how greatly your loved one will be missed.     The selection of funeral songs can make you smile… or cause you to cry.

There is no right music that suits all.  The songs played at funerals are as varied as the individual that was.

And that’s what this day is all about. 

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Christian Funeral Music

Listen to our selection of the most popular Christian funeral music songs.

In selecting songs, give consideration to the favorite songs and hymns of the deceased.

Prior to when my mother-in-law passed away, I had never thought to ask her what hymns were her favorite. I asked her fellow church friends for input and they kindly gave me a selection of Christian music songs that my mother-in-law had loved.

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Catholic Funeral Hymns

When my mother-in-law passed away, the responsibility fall to me to select the hymns for the Catholic funeral service. This was a somewhat daunting task, selecting Catholic funeral hymns, as I am not Catholic.

Choices had to be made for:

  • Opening Hymn
  • Psalm
  • Song for Offertory
  • Communion Song
  • Recessional

HELP!

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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,

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Jazz and Blues Songs for Funerals

Favorite jazz and blues songs for funerals.

A Selection of Videos of Jazz and Blues Songs for Funerals;

The Thrill Is Gone by B.B. King

 

Slow Blues by Oscar Peterson and Count Basie

 

Sweet Home Chicago by Buddy Guy

 

Sky is Crying by Stevie Ray Vaughan

 

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A Selection of Instrumental Funeral Music

Music seems to say what the heart has trouble finding the words for.

A formal funeral may include a selection of music by Bach, Chopin, Fauvre, Brahms, or Schubert – often played on the organ or by a single pianist, guitarist, flutist, or vocalist.

It is perfectly acceptable in some settings to play a tape of your favorite compositions.

Here are a number of instrumental music selections,

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Heaven And Angel Funeral Songs

Click just below to listen to our favorite selection of heaven and angel funeral songs.

A selection of videos of several songs;

Jealous of the Angels by Jenn Bostic

Nashville singer Jenn Bostic wrote this song as a result of witnessing her father’s death in a car crash.  It is gradually gaining in popularity at memorial services.

Dancing In Heaven 

God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You By N-Sync

Heaven Was Needing A Hero 

Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Avril Lavigne 

Angels by Robbie Williams

In The Arms of An Angel by Sarah McClachlan

Calling All Angels by Train

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Easy Listening Funeral Songs

Click on the link below to listen to a snippet of the most popular easy listening songs for funerals.

Videos of several of these easy listening funeral songs;

A Living Prayer by Alison Krauss

 

Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkle

 

God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You by N-Sync

 

There Are Places I’ll Remember by The Beatles

 

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