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The Most Popular Hymns to Select For A Funeral



The singing of hymns still remains a hugely popular music choice for funerals. Many people find great comfort in including religious songs in their loved one’s service.


Indeed, hymns can have a deep meaning for the person who has passed away or the loved ones who are planning the funeral. I think this why lots of people research religious hymns and their lyrics to makes sure that the words get the sentiment just right!


Traditionally, during a Christian funeral service, at least two hymns are sung. These are normally at the start and end of the service. However, you can, of course, choose as many hymns as you like or indeed mix them with other songs or pre-recorded music to really personalise the service. But remember that not all hymns are somber and many can give an uplifting feeling, all you need to do is ensure that hymn suits the personality and beliefs of your loved one.


Below I have listed some of my favorite hymns to sing at a funeral. However, please be aware that this list is not exhaustive and there is no right or wrong hymn. If you feel it is right for your loved one then the hymn will be perfect.

  • Abide With Me

  • All Thing Bright & Beautiful

  • Amazing Grace

  • Be Thou My Vision

  • Dear Lord & Father of Mankind

  • Eternal Father, Strong to Save

  • Great is Thy Faithfulness

  • Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer

  • Here I am Lord

  • How Great Thou Art

  • Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

  • Jerusalem

  • Lord of All Hopefulness

  • Lord of the Dance

  • Love Divine, All Love Excelling

  • Make Me A Channel of Your Peace

  • Morning Has Broken

  • Nearer My God to Thee

  • O Jesus I have promised

  • Our God, Our Help in Ages Past

  • Shine Jesus Shine

  • The Day Thou Gavest Lord Has Ended

  • The King of Love My Shepherd Is

  • The Lord Is My Shepherd

  • The Old Rugged Cross

  • Thine Be The Glory

  • What A friend I have in Jesus

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